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If you have hearing loss, your hearing aids may be essential for enjoying your everyday life. To get the most out of your hearing aids, you must take care of them. Keep reading to learn how.
A hearing aid will work best with fresh batteries. Changing old batteries at the first sign of weakness will keep your hearing crisp and sharp. Ask a representative at your audiological services center how to change your hearing aid batteries, as well as which batteries are best for your specific hearing aid.
Keeping your hearing aid clean is critical. Your ear is filled with natural substances that protect the eardrum from dirt, pollen, and other foreign substances. This wax can build up in your hearing aid. Cleaning it your hearing aid daily can prevent a malfunction.
While your hearing aid may be tough, it needs to be protected from the elements. Be careful not to leave your hearing aid in a place where it could be exposed to very high temperatures, such as a car in the summertime. Hearing aids shouldn't be exposed to extreme cold either, so if you are in a record cold, leave your hearing aids inside.
Moisture can collect in your hearing aid. You have two choices to keep them dry and working properly. Simply opening the cover and letting your hearing aid air out overnight is one option. A hearing aid dehumidifier to remove all moisture in the device is another.
If your hearing aid goes behind the ear, you'll need to care for the tubing. Generally, the tubing should be replaced once a year to keep it supple and in good condition. Ask your hearing specialist when to replace your tubing.
In New York City, you can trust the hearing specialists at Dunshaw Hearing Aid Centers to help you care for your new hearing aid. We can answer all your questions and give you tips to ensure that you get the most out of your hearing aid. To set up an appointment, call us at (888) 903-6717 today.