Hearing aids are a tool that provides children and adults alike with an opportunity to hear better. That being said, it’s critical that they are taken care of on a daily basis and as needed. In today’s blog post we’re going to touch on a few of the things that you should be doing daily to ensure that your hearing aids are working as intended.
Check the Batteries
The first thing that we’re going to mention is quick and easy — check the batteries. The batteries of your hearing aids should last roughly 1 to 2 weeks, and your hearing aids will work the best when the battery power is at its highest. Make sure to keep extra batteries with you just in case the ones you’re using die.
Clean Your Hearing Aids
Our ears collect more than we’d like to admit, and that all needs to be cleaned off of your hearing aids on a regular basis. Using a soft, dry piece of material, you will want to rub down the hearing aid gently. You can also use a diluted mixture of soap and water to ensure that they’re really clean. If you do choose to do this, make sure that you have a forced air blower on hand too — remove all water so as not to damage the hearing aids.
Sound Check Hearing Aids
You will be the one wearing your hearings aids on a daily basis, so you are going to know best when something isn’t working as it’s supposed to. The best way to catch problems with your hearing aids early on is to do daily sound checks to ensure that everything sounds nice and clear. There should be no feedback, no breaks in what you’re hearing, and no unusual sounds paired with the sound. If you do hear anything, make sure to get them checked out by a professional as soon as possible.
Keep Them Dry
We touched a little bit on the process of cleaning your hearing aids and mentioned that you could use a diluted mixture of soap and water if you choose, but one of the most important things that you can do for your hearing aids is to keep them dry — when possible. Any time that you are storing your hearing aids make sure that they are in a place where moisture won’t build up, and they’ll be able to stay dry.
Store Them Properly
Without a doubt, one of the best things that you can do for your hearing aids is to store them properly when you’re not using them. These devices are powerful, but they’re also extremely fragile. When you’re not using your hearing aids, make sure that they’re in a hard shell case that will ensure they are dry and safe from any outside objects. This is especially important if you’re traveling and storing them separately.
Visit Platinum Hearing Aids
Platinum Hearing Aids provides the Detroit area with the high-quality devices that they need to hear well. If you’re interested in learning more about how you could benefit from hearing aids, contact our team today, and we’d be happy to schedule a consultation.