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Hearing Aid Maintenance: Our Tips

Contributed by Enda Dooley

22/06/2021 00:00:00 • 3 min read

Tags • Hearing Aids

If you are new to wearing hearing aids, you will receive instruction and tips on how to maintain your devices from your audiology team. Learning how to take care of your hearing aids can ensure that you always get the best performance and extend the life of your devices.

Here at Hidden Hearing, our comprehensive aftercare system is designed to help you to feel comfortable using your hearing aids and troubleshoot any problems you may be experiencing. You can talk to our friendly team about any concerns you may have, and we will always be on hand to help you to find the right solutions for you and your lifestyle.

Tuning Up Your Hearing Aid

Maintaining your hearing aid is essential to ensure that it gives a great hearing experience. Your daily routine should include cleaning and checking batteries, but you will also have regular tuning up appointments with your audiologist. This will give him or her the opportunity to make necessary alterations and correct any discrepancies with your hearing aid, as well as enabling a deep clean of your device.

Elements Of A Hearing Aid Tune-Up:

  1. Cleaning. If your hearing aid is not kept scrupulously clean, it will be susceptible to problems such as earwax blockages and moisture buildup. Your audiologist will teach you how to clean your hearing aids on a daily basis, but will also give your devices a deep clean when you attend an aftercare appointment.
  2. Battery check. Hearing aid batteries will need replacing regularly, although battery life will vary according to how you use your device. If you use your hearing aid with bluetooth devices, for example, you will need to replace the batteries much more frequently than if you use it only for sound amplification in your daily life.
  3. Adjustments. Hearing aids are very sensitive, and minor adjustments can make a big difference to your hearing experience. It is important to be aware of any changes to the way you hear or interpret sounds, and to discuss these with your audiologist to ensure that he or she can make any necessary alterations to your device.
  4. Follow up. Wearing a hearing aid offers you a solution to the problem of hearing loss and makes your daily life easier. If you are not getting the best hearing experience available to you, or you have concerns about the way your hearing aid works, you should talk to your audiologist to find out what can be done. There are many different types of hearing aid, and sometimes a different style can be much better suited to you.

Book A Free Hearing Test At Hidden Hearing

Hidden Hearing is Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions, and our national network includes over 80 clinics. We offer free hearing tests and our experienced audiologists will help you to find the best solution for your lifestyle. Contact Hidden Hearing online today, or pop into your local branch.