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How to Properly Clean Your Hearing Aids

2022-09-02T21:03:05+00:0022 April 2022|Audiology, hearing aids, hearing health|

How to Properly Clean Your Hearing Aids

Hearing aids are tools that help you hear and communicate with the rest of the world. If you don’t properly care for them, they will be unable to help you and will not last as long. With the cleaning kits you were provided with when you purchased your hearing aid, whatever type you have, should be cleaned every 1-2 weeks.

How Should I Clean My Hearing Aids?

Below are a few ways to correctly clean your hearing aids:

Cleaning In The Ear Hearing Aids

With in-the-ear you should:

  • Brush the microphone cover, receiver, and vent openings gently to take out all debris and wax
  • With the wax pick/wire loop tool remove all the material found in the air vent
  • If you have a larger vent, use the vent cleaner through the opening of each direction
  • Wipe the entire hearing aid carefully with soft cloth

Cleaning Behind The Ear Hearing Aids

With behind-the ear you should: 

  • Gently brush the hearing aid
  • Take the earmold off from its hook for a proper clean
  • Brush it (earmold), then with the wax pick/wire loop remove any material left over
  • Wipe both the hearing aid and earmold with soft cloth

Cleaning Receiver In The Canal Hearing Aids

With a receiver-in-the-canal you should:

  • Brush to remove any debris from the hearing aid
  • With your thumbs gently massage the tip of the dome to push out any of the material left over
  • Wipe hearing aid with soft cloth 

Some parts of your hearing device are very sensitive and improper handling can cause damage. Here are things to avoid when cleaning your hearing aids: 

  • Do not get water in or on the hearing aid, it can damage the electronics
  • Never use chemical solutions or wipes that aren’t meant for hearing aid use
  • Nothing should be inserted inside the microphone of hearing aid 
  • Do not push any wax or dirt inside the opening of the hearing device 

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