At All Ears in Hearing, we have a range of products to suit all maintenance, cleaning and moisture removal needs. Please contact us for further information and a free demonstration.
Why is Maintenance Important?
Hearing aids are susceptible to breakdown as they are constantly exposed to wax and moisture. Approximately 85% of all hearing aid faults or repairs are caused by wax and moisture
Hearing aids are very small devices with even smaller components. These minuscule components are responsible for the hearing aids’ performance and without regular maintenance, the performance of the devices can be compromised. Regular cleaning and maintenance ensures your hearing device functions optimally and reliably. Correct care will also reduce repair costs and increase the life your hearing instruments.
It’s recommended to avoid getting hearing aids wet and to handle them with care on a clean, stable surface. Wipe them regularly with a dry cloth or tissue and use the supplied tools to remove wax and keep the microphones free from dust, dirt and wax.
Chemicals in cosmetics such as perfumes, hairspray and aftershave and heated hair appliances like hairdryers, can damage your hearing instruments. Remove your devices first before using such products.
Hearing aids should not be exposed to extreme heat like the car glove box.
In-the-ear hearing devices are usually fitted with wax management systems to prevent wax damage, so it’s essential that the wax management system is cleaned daily. The wax management system may also need to be changed regularly, so it’s important to have a spare supply. If you are unsure of how to clean or change your wax management system, contact All Ears in Hearing and we will be happy to show you.
For behind-the-ear devices, wax can be removed from the mould and tubing by using cleaning tools and a cleansing solution. If using a cleansing solution, remember to disconnect the hearing aid from the mould before putting it in the solution. You may want to invest in an air puffer to ensure the tubing and mould is free from moisture before re connecting the hearing aid.