Like other forms of technology, hearing aids require consistent care and maintenance to perform at their optimum levels. An essential part of that care is scheduling regular tune-ups every six months to a year with a hearing specialist.
Stay on Top of Your Hearing Health
Hearing needs change over time. Research has shown that screenings from a hearing professional influence whether a patient gets help for their hearing loss. By regularly checking in with your audiologist, you are ensuring your hearing needs continue to be met. Even the slightest changes in programming to hearing aids can make a big difference in your hearing quality.
By ensuring that your hearing aids are best meeting your needs you actively benefit your physical and mental health and staying connected to the world around you.
Home Care Tips
- Clean your device regularly. Wipe them down with a dry cloth or use a brush every night before bed.
- Store your hearing aids in a cool, dry place. Consider getting a drying box or dehumidifier to rid them of excess moisture during the night.
- Change your wax guard regularly if you use one.
Don’t Forget About the Batteries
Protecting your batteries and changing them out regularly are essential for your hearing aids to function properly. If you notice weak or distorted sound coming from your hearing aids, or if no sound is coming out at all, the first thing you want to do is check your batteries.
Battery life varies depending on the size and style of your hearing aids, your degree of hearing loss, the amount of time your hearing aids are used, your listening environment and if you stream media. Standard batteries usually last anywhere from 3-10 days. If your battery is weak or dead, replace it immediately.
Regular tune-ups and proper at-home cleaning habits are an absolute necessity for your hearing aids to perform at their highest level. Next time you schedule a dentist appointment or take your car into Lexington Autoworks, remember to check your calendar and see if you’re also due for another hearing aid tune-up!
To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a hearing aid expert, contact The Hearing & Speech Center today.