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How To Clean Hearing Aids

by Terry Wilson

Hearing aids are one of the most amazing little pieces of technology that have been invented. There are many benefits of having hearing aids, and it is amazing how much technology can fit into one little device. However, that little piece of technology that allows you to hear can malfunction or quit working altogether if it is not taken care of properly. You are going to want ot make sure that you maintain the hearing aid. Here are just a few different ways that you can make sure your hearing aids are cleaned and maintained properly.

Preventative Maintenance

One of the most important things that you can do is to keep your hearing aids clean. There are a lot of people that do not know how to prevent problems in their hearing aids. There are a few things that you can do to keep your hearing aids from getting dirty or damaged in the first place. One of the most important things to remember is to not keep your hearing aids in when you are showering or even washing your face. Soap and water are a very common way that hearing aids are damaged. You are also going to want to make sure that you do not do your hair when your hearing aids are in because hair gel or hairspray can also damage your hearing aids.

The Daily Clean

You are going to want to make sure that you clean your hearing aids every night. First take your hearing aid out and start by visually inspecting the hearing aid. Use a soft brush to softly brush the hearing aid. You will also want a wax pick to pick out any earwax in hard to reach places. After the hearing aid has been brushed and the wax has been removed, keep your hearing aids in a cool and dry location. This will allow the hearing aid to air out overnight. 


A hearing aid should last you a few years, but if you properly maintain the hearing aid it will last much longer. Along with cleaning your hearing aid on a daily basis you are going to want to take your hearing aids to a hearing aid technician, such as Evergreen Speech & Hearing Clinic, Inc., a few times a year. This will allow the technician to make sure that all the small components are working correctly and allow them to clean the hearing aid on a deep level.