- 1 - Consult an audiologist
- 2 - Do regular cleaning
- 3 - Use special cleaning tools
- 4 - Clean your earwax filters regularly
- 5 - Watch out for the microphone filter
1 - Consult an audiologist
If you are using your hearing aids for the first time, please consult your ear doctor about caring for them. Ask a professional to show you how to properly clean and care for your devices. You can then repeat these steps on your own. Doctors do not recommend beginners to clean hearing aids without some experience. Because this may damage the devices.
2 - Do regular cleaning
Dust, earwax, and dirt quickly lead to malfunctions. To avoid damage, clean your devices regularly. If necessary, replace parts with new ones, such as earmolds. Clean your devices every day! Do not wash the hearing aid in water, wipe it with alcohol, solvent, or any other cleaning agent not specially designed for this! Use soft cloths, wipes, and brushes to remove dirt.
3 - Use special cleaning tools
To effectively clean your hearing aids, you'll need special tools. These are cleaning wipes, soft tissues, brushes, eyelets, etc. Order hearing aid supplies online in advance. Make sure you have everything you need always at hand and with a margin.
4 - Clean your earwax filters regularly
Earwax, along with moisture and sweat, is very detrimental to hearing aids. Therefore, carefully remove it around the earwax filter. The filter is located in the sound hole and prevents the ingress of earwax into the body of the device. You can replace the earwax filter yourself, at least once every two weeks.
5 - Watch out for the microphone filter
If your hearing aid filters become clogged with dirt, they won't pick up sounds clearly, which will impair your hearing. To clean microphones, the first thing you should do is wipe the area around the microphone input with a clean cloth. Now you can use a special brush.