Hearing Aids: For Kids and Their Parents. Stephanie Cox and Laurie Greenberg. Your Hearing Aid. Battery MTO Switch Volume Control Microphone(s) Earhook Tubing Earmold
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Stephanie Cox and Laurie Greenberg
Tip: To distinguish the right hearing aid from the left, have your audiologist attach red and blue stickers to the hearing aid or use a permanent marker to place a small red or blue dot on each aid.
- On average, zinc-air batteries will last 1-3 weeks.
Tip: To track battery life, place the battery sticker on that day in your calendar each time you put in a fresh battery. You can then look back to see how long the battery has lasted.
Tip: Wash only one earmold at a time to prevent hearing aid mix-ups
- Hearing Aid
Tool: Maintenance Checklist
Tip: The Ling 6 Sound Test is great for listening checks. Say the sounds ah, ee, oo, ss, sh, & mm while listening.
Tool: Troubleshooting Guide for Parents
Tip: If it gets wet, let it dry with the battery door open. Don’t use a blow dryer on it!
Q: Do I wear it to bed?
A: Nope. Only when you’re awake.
Q: Can I wear it during recess or sports?
A: If you’re not too sweaty and you think they won’t fall off, go ahead. It’s probably a good idea to take them off.
Q: How long does my hearing aid last?
A: About 5-7 years if you take care of it. You should get your hearing checked about once a year though, just to be sure.
Audiologist Information/Hearing Aid Record
Use this to keep track of the important information about your child’s audiologist and hearing aids.