Hearing Aid Care
How to care for your hearing instrument
Your hearing instruments have to withstand moisture and heat, earwax, skin flakes, oil and hair care products. Here are some practical tips that will help keep them functioning properly:
Hearing Care Tip #1
Always check to make sure you’ve removed your instruments before swimming, showering or applying hairspray. It’s a good idea to check your pockets before washing clothes as well.
Hearing Care Tip #2
At night, store your hearing instruments in a hearing instrument drying kit (available from your local NewSound office).
Hearing Care Tip #3
Never use household cleaning fluids or oil to clean your hearing instruments.
Hearing Care Tip #4
Make a habit of cleaning your hearing instruments on a daily basis.
Hearing Care Tip #5
To preserve battery life when you’re not wearing your instruments, open the battery compartment door so the battery is not in contact with the internal components.
Hearing Care Tip #6
Always keep your hearing instruments clean and dry.
Every hearing aid has a wax filter that will prevent ear wax from plugging up the component of the hearing aid that delivers the sound to your ear. Keep this filter as clean as possible and change it whenever you can no longer clean it.
Every NewSound hearing aid comes with a brush and cloth. Use the brush to clean the wax filter. And use the cloth to clean the remaining surfaces of the hearing aid.
As you wear your hearing aids during the day, moisture may build up inside of the hearing aid. To prolong the life of the hearing aid, NewSound recommends you leave the battery door open at night while not wearing the hearing aid to allow the internal components to dry.
Have Questions? Need Help?
If you are unsure on what steps you should take to properly care for your hearing instruments or would like someone to help you, call 1-800-991-HEAR to reach a NewSound Hearing Aid Center near you.