Buying a hearing aid is a very important and often substantial investment. Most people are aware that it is crucial to choose the right type and model in order to perfectly correspond to their individual condition and requirements. However, regular cleaning of your hearing aid is vital if you really want to prolong the life of your hearing aid as much as possible.
Why should I Clean my Hearing Aids?
Hearing aids are constantly exposed to a naturally moist and humid environment and the excessive amounts of wax and sweat can lead to problems with their performance, interruption in the quality of sound or cause ear infections due to the growth of bacteria.
Cleaning your Hearing Aids
Hearing Direct offers an excellent range of versatile products that will help you take care of your hearing aid. It is very important to clean the devices gently due to their size and fragile components. The tools used should easily clean places that are hard to reach and yet leave the hearing aid parts unharmed. Make sure your hands are clean and dry before cleaning your hearing aid.
Brush away dust and dirt from the outside:
The Hearing Aid Brush With Magnet and Wax Loop enables you to perform several operations and successively deal with the buildup of wax. It is possible to brush it away from the surface or use the loop if necessary, when cleaning an in-the-ear hearing aid, for example. If you are having difficulties removing and inserting the miniature batteries, you may find the magnet on the brush very helpful.
Clean the vents
The Multi Bristle Vent Cleaner is perfect for cleaning the vents and crevices of the hearing aid.
Use Cleaning wipes to remove bacteria and dirt
The use of antibacterial cleaning wipes is also very important, especially for the domes which come into contact with the inner ear the most. The SmartWipe Hygienic Wipes Box of 25 for Hearing Aids are suitable for safe cleaning of sensitive devices.
Another good option is to purchase the Hearing Aid Cleaning Kit, which contains a handy set of useful items and can help maintain the hygiene of behind the ear and in the ear hearing aids and in this way enhance their performance. The kit contains a carry and drying bag, cleaning tool set, cleaning stick, 2 drying capsules and 10 cleaning wipes.
Store your hearing aids in a dry place
Many hearing aid users have their device repaired at least once. To avoid this, you should keep the device dry, especially during the night when the hearing aid is taken off. This gives the opportunity to remove the moisture that has gathered during the day. One of the ways to do this is by using the Cedis Drying Capsules and Pot Kit. It will not only safely eliminate the moisture, but also help dry out the built-up earwax and destroy hostile bacteria. The kit contains Cedis Drying Capsules for hearing aids, which can be ordered separately.
About Hearing DirectWe are one of the world's leading hearing aid specialists. HearingDirect offers a wide range of affordable products, and information resources to help improve the quality of life for the hard of hearing. We sell:
- Hearing aids,
- Accessories such as earplugs,
- and amplified devices such as super loud alarm clocks and amplified phones.
Author: Gary Hill
Gary comes from 16 years’ experience in the hearing aid industry in both manufacturing and retail. Before co-founding HearingDirect, Gary was Marketing Director for a leading global hearing aid brand; GN ReSound where he worked for the UK sales division and latterly in their global headquarters in Copenhagen. He was responsible for developing and launching major global hearing aid models, conducting extensive research into the needs of the hearing impaired community and their performance demands of hearing aids and other devices.