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Hearing aid is much more than a medical invention. It’s not just a testament to incredible advancements in medical technology but a boon to those having hearing loss or impairment.
Not only that, the progressively advancing hearing technology has taken the personalised hearing to the next level by introducing invisible hearing aids that are custom made to fit an individual’s ear and their hearing needs.
While there’s a huge range of hearing aids including in-the-ear, behind-the-ear, in-the-canal and more that come with their unique features and functionality, all the kinds need special care to ensure proper function.
Advanced hearing aids include small components and intricate electrical system that must function properly in order for the patient to have a seamless experience using the device. Taking proper care of your hearing device will not only ensure hassle-free service but prevent the need for frequent repairs and costs associated with it.
Do perform listening checks every day to be sure it works seamlessly and check for daily wear and tear, if any.
Do make sure your hands are clean and dry before you touch your device. Dirt may block the tiny microphone input and improper handling may affect its function.
Do take your hearing aids off before showering, swimming, steam bathing and in heavy rains as well. Aside from moisture, avoid exposing your ear pieces to extreme humidity, heat and chemicals.
Do carry the device in its drying container or case to prevent damage and dirt build-up. When not in use, store your hearing aids in a cool, dry place and out of the reach of children and pets..
Do not use sharp objects to clean the device or poke anything into the microphone to remove dirt. Use the brush provided with your hearing aid kit to clean and sweep away debris.
Do not keep the hearing aids in container with their batteries on. Take the batteries out one at a time before your place them in their storage case.
Don’t put too much force when cleaning the receiver. Use only the recommended tools to clean your device to avoid damage.
In addition to the aforementioned tips, you can always consult with your audiologist with regard to the proper use and care of your hearing aid device. Also, regular audiology visits will help you with your hearing assessment and ensure the performance and longevity of your device.