In a previous article, I mentioned ways on extending the life of your batteries by avoiding moisture situations/environment which will improve your hearing aid performance.
Another cause of reduced hearing aid performance is build-up of ear wax.
The following tips will most certainly make it easier to keep earwax from negatively affecting your hearing aid performance:
- Do a regular visual inspection of your hearing aid. This is the best way to take early action to remove dirt or wax buildup.
- Your hearing aid probably came with cleaning tools and wax guards or wax filters; these items work wonders in keeping your hearing aid cleaner, longer
- It is important to replace your wax guard or wax filter if you can see an accumulation of a wax build-up, or it looks dirty.
- Replace the hearing aid tips (domes) as well, when they get dirty.
- A wax loop and brush works well to remove the build-up in the sound bore. But do clean it carefully; no jabbing; rather use a gentle scooping motion to loosen the wax.
- With a behind the ear hearing aid, the wax can build-up in the tube connecting the hearing aid to the ear mould.
- When this happens you can remove the tubing and use a flexible wire to push build-up out of the tube; or an air blower may work well if the wax isn't lodged too tightly in the tube.
- An air blower is also a good way to get rid of moisture in the tube.
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