Hearing aid maintenance is important for well-functioning and long-lasting hearing aids. Even though hearing aids are very durable and can withstand the stresses of daily use, hearing aid maintenance is necessary to make sure you’re getting the best sound quality and longevity out of your devices.
Keep your hearing aid clean and dry:
- Never immerse hearing aids in water or other liquids or wear while showering, swimming, in heavy rain or in a moist atmosphere such as a steam bath or sauna.
- Leave wet hearing aids to dry with the battery out and the battery door open.
- Put the hearing aid and battery in a sealed container together with a drying agent (dessicator) overnight. Don’t use the hearing aids until completely dry.
- Don’t leave your hearing aids in or near direct heat or sunlight.
- Avoid rough handling of hearing aids or dropping them on hard surfaces or floors.
- Read the instructions for your hearing aids or contact your hearing care provider for additional hearing aid maintenance instructions.
If these remedies don’t work for you or if you experience other issues that aren’t addressed here, contact your hearing care professional.