Hearing Aid Electronics

Cleaning and Maintenance of Hearing Aids

December 5, 2023

Hearing aids are invaluable for enhancing the lives of those with hearing impairments. Regular cleaning and maintenance of your hearing aids is crucial to maintain optimal function and sound quality. This guide offers a quick walkthrough to ensure your hearing aids last as long as possible. Preventing the accumulation of dirt and debris can impact performance and lead to long-term damage.

To clean your hearing aids you will need the following tools:

  1. Soft, Dry Cloth: A lint-free cloth to delicately wipe the surface of the hearing aid.
  2. Cleaning Brush or Tool: A small, soft brush designed for cleaning hearing aid microphones.
  3. Wax Filter: Specifically crafted to gently change the wax filter in the hearing aid.
  4. Drying Container or Dehumidifier: Essential for keeping your hearing aids in a dry environment when not in use.

How to use the cleaning tools:

  1. Use the dry cloth to wipe down the casing of the hearing aid and the end piece (dome or earmold).
  2. Employ a cleaning brush to delicately remove visible debris from openings like vents and tubing. Brush microphone openings on the hearing aid.
  3. Use the wax filter tool to replace the wax filter in the hearing aid. See further directions on this in our blog. Oticon wax filter changing directions. Phonak wax filter changing directions.
  4. Place the hearing aids in a drying container or dehumidifier overnight to absorb any accumulated moisture.

Cleaning and maintenance of hearing aids varies based on factors such as device type and personal circumstances. It’s recommended to wipe down your hearing aids daily. Filters and accessories typically require replacement every three months, though individual needs may differ. Audiologists advise a more comprehensive maintenance check every six months to a year.

For professional assistance and quality audiology services, consider reaching out to Denison Hearing in Arvada, CO. Their doctor of Audiology ensures your hearing aids receive top-notch care for optimal performance. Contact them today for more information.