Around 15% of adults in the U.S. have reported having some difficulty with their hearing. That’s 37.5 million people 18 years or older who are in need of some kind of hearing repair. If you struggle with hearing loss and have to wear hearing aids, there are things you can do to increase the longevity of your hearing aids and keep them working for you as long as possible. Here are five things you definitely need to do to keep your hearing aids in good working condition.
Store Them Carefully
Your audiologist might have mentioned that you need to store your hearing aids carefully to avoid having to take them to a local hearing aid repair center. Your hearing aids should be stored somewhere safe and dry, away from children and pets.
Keep Them Away from Water
Don’t wear any hearing aid in the shower or the pool. The best thing you can do for your hearing aids is keep them clean and dry. You may also want to avoid putting them in while you’re doing your hair so that the hairspray and hot air from the hairdryer don’t damage them while you’re getting ready for your day. You want to keep them as clean as possible so that you don’t develop any medical issues around your ear.
Keep Them Charged
Replacing hearing aid batteries is one of those essential things that will keep your hearing aids working for as long as you need them. Make sure you wash your hands well before handling your hearing aids and clean out any earwax that’s collected before you replace the battery.
Practice Good Hygiene
Regular cleanings will keep your hearing aids from developing an uncomfortable ear wax buildup. Bringing them to your local audiologist is a good idea to make sure that your hearing aids are getting professional attention.
Schedule Regular Check-Ups
A hearing center can help you with any maintenance on your hearing aid device. Regular appointments with your audiologist will help you communicate any device issues or cleaning problems. Your hearing center is invested in your personal success and will work with you to make sure you get the hearing care you deserve. Schedule an appointment with our team today to get started!