Hearing aids are a significant investment, so it’s good practice to learn how to clean and maintain them at home. These sophisticated, tiny marvels of technology operate in conditions that are far from ideal: the inside of your ear canals where they are subjected to earwax and moisture. Regular cleaning you can do yourself combined with routine maintenance provided by your hearing care professional will give you years of reliable better hearing.
Care tips for hearing aids
- Keep hearing aids away from heat and moisture.
- Replace dead batteries immediately.
- Clean hearing aids at the end of the day.
- Do not use hairspray or other hair care products while wearing hearing aids.
- Turn off hearing aids when they are not in use.
- Keep replacement batteries and small aids away from children and pets.
- Be careful not to drop the hearing aid.
Getting ready for a big trip? Don’t let bad hearing get in the way of a great vacation. Communication is more important than ever while you travel, so being able to listen should be a top priority for any traveler. Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts for a successful and terrific trip.
Tips for traveling with hearing aids
- Pack plenty of extra batteries and tubing
- Invest in a dehumidifier
- Bring a waterproof case
- Use every tool you can for successful communication
- Pack your hearing aids and/or accessories in your carry-on luggage
Call Lakeland Hearing Care at (863) 686-3189 for more information or to schedule an appointment.