Like any piece of technology, how well you care for your hearing aids has a big effect on how long they will last. The average lifespan of a hearing aid is 5 years, but if you don’t keep up with routine maintenance, you often run into unnecessary issues and repairs. In some cases, you may even need to replace your hearing aids sooner rather than later. Here are some important tips to follow so you can get the most from your hearing aids.
Routine cleaning: Make sure to keep wax from blocking the sound outlet, and debris out of the microphones. This will help maintain the volume of your hearing aids and prevent the electronics from being damaged. Some styles of hearing aids also have parts, for example domes and filters, that should be changed every two weeks to a month.
Drying jar: These jars are designed to dry out moisture from your hearing aids that has accumulated from sweat and humidity, which helps prevent damage to the electronics inside the device. Plug-in UV dryers are also available and are more powerful and have the added benefit of disinfecting.
Annual checkups: Having your hearing aids cleaned and fine tuned every year by your audiologist can help prevent major issues, and detect potential damage before the issues worsen.
Call our clinic today to book your annual checkup with one of our Certified Audiologists, and feel free to drop by to have one of our friendly staff clean your hearing aids.