Hearing aids can be easily damaged by dirt particles and wax, so it is important to regularly clean your hearing aids. With the right tools, you can easily and properly clean your hearing aids to ensure they continue to work properly.
Dry, soft cloths are beneficial for removing visible debris. Gently wipe down your hearing aid with the cloth. Be sure to wash the cloth in between cleanings.
Wax filters are located under the hearing aid dome. They are typically a white tip at the end of the speaker. Replacement should happen if debris is found or the sound quality has diminished. Your user manual is a good reference for how to replace these at home.
Brushes can easily get into holes, canal openings and microphones for deeper cleaning. These little crevices might be holding debris. The bristles of a brush can get into the small spaces to clean debris, unlike a cloth can. They are also good for brushing off the body, faceplate, and sound port.
A wire loop can remove earwax and other related debris from the nooks and holes of the hearing aid without damaging it.
Magnets help remove the battery from the hearing aid, so you can clean that separately. This also allows any moisture that may have accumulated to air out and prevent damage.
At The Hearing Place, our staff is trained to safely clean the more delicate areas of hearing devices and have additional tools on hand to do so. If you have questions about what tools are best for cleaning your hearing aid at home, please contact us!
For additional education, our blog titled “How to Care for Your Hearing Aids” reviews daily best practices.