Maintenance of your hearing aids is very important in order to make sure they are functioning properly and working at peak performance. At Schmidt’s Optical and Hearing™ we include free lifetime office visits for people who buy hearing aids from us, so that they keep working the way they should for as long as possible. Below are some things you should do regularly to maintain your devices.
Hearing aid maintenance
Hearing aids are valuable devices that needs to be handled with care. It’s always important to clean and maintain your hearing aids in order to get the best sound and keep it functioning for years to come.
- After removing your hearing aids before going to sleep, open the battery door to turn them off and to save on battery life.
- Use a brush or soft cloth to clean wax and debris from around the user control, microphone and battery compartment; inspect the receiver, earbud and wax guard regularly.
- Store your hearing aids in the container that comes with them, and keep them in a dry, safe place away from direct sunlight or heat.
- Never use water, alcohol or any other liquids to clean your hearing aids.
- Batteries are dangerous if swallowed so keep them away from children and pets.
- Check your medications before taking them as batteries have been mistaken for pills.
- Never put batteries in your mouth because they can be easily swallowed.
- Do not swim or shower while wearing your hearing aids. They are water resistant but not waterproof.
- Use all hair products prior to inserting your hearing aids to prevent the microphones and receiver from being clogged.
- Make sure you are not wearing your hearing aids if you have an MRI or CT Scan and other medical procedures.
If for any reason your hearing aids do not operate properly, do not attempt to fix them yourself. Not only are you likely to violate any applicable warranties or insurance, you could easily cause further damage. Please contact Schmidt’s Optical and Hearing™ at 772-286-4327 and our Board Certified Hearing Aid Specialist will be happy to take a look at your hearing aids to make sure they are working properly and at optimal performance.