Solving Hearing Instrument Troubles

Solving Hearing Instrument Troubles

Hearing aids, like any other electronic device, can sometimes cause problems. A few simple tricks can help bring them back to their optimal condition. People often overestimate the extent of the problem and skip out on taking the basic steps to address hearing aid issues.

A simple check to make sure that the hearing aid batteries are working can go a long way. Hearing aid batteries may expire so make sure the batteries are within their usable date and if not, replace them immediately. Keep your hearing instruments clean on a regular basis to avoid build up of wax and dirt. Clean the microphones and tubes using the cleaning wire provided in your kit. It can help to replace the filter if there is a build-up of earwax. Repairing costs can be quite steep for hearing aids, ranging around $500 or higher, so make sure you eliminate the basic reasons that cause damage to hearing aids.

Earwax is one of the major reasons that hearing aids sustain damage. This is why it is important to prevent the build-up of earwax through regular cleaning. Another major cause of damage to hearing aids is moisture. Make sure you store your hearing aids in air tight containers to prevent damage due to humid weather. Also make sure you keep your hearing aids away from water and sweat. Hearing aids may deteriorate over time since they, like any other electronic equipment, are prone to manufacturing defects. Luckily, in case of such defects, your warranty may cover the cost of getting a replacement on your hearing aids.

Make sure you always handle your hearing aids with clean, dry fingers. Take out your hearing aids before you go for a swim or come in contact with water. Keep your batteries dry to make sure they function at their optimal level. Turn off your hearing devices when they are not in use, such as when you sleep. This helps save your battery life. If you find that the sounds coming through your hearing aids sound oddly distorted, or if you keep having to increase the volume in order to hear properly, make sure you get your hearing aids checked by your hearing care professional.

Treat your hearing aids delicately since all the attachments are prone to damage in case you drop them. Keep the hearing aids away from pets as well as children who might drop them or swallow them accidentally. Maintain a medium room temperature since extreme hot or cold weather can damage them. Do not wear your hearing aids when you apply facial lotions, hairspray, hair gel, or perfume. Taking small steps to care for your hearing aids can go a long way to keep them functioning at their optimal level for a longer period of time.

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