If you’re new to owning a hearing aid or at the age where you need to start being responsible for your own equipment, there’s a lot you need to know. First and foremost is what steps need to be taken to ensure your hearing aid remains safe. Hearing aids in Salinas, CA aren’t cheap, which makes it imperative to keep yours in its best working condition at all times!
There are some obvious dos and don’ts—like do remember to clean your hearing aid daily and don’t submerge it in water. But beyond the obvious, you might not be sure what kind of care your aid needs on a routine basis. We’re here to provide you with a list of basic tips that will help keep your hearing aid in its best condition. Take a look:
- The first topic to be concerned with is moisture. Nothing quite damages your hearing aid like moisture! For this reason, it’s crucial to remove your hearing aid anytime there’s a threat of water—for example, before you swim or shower. In addition, if your hearing aid does become wet (like in the rain), be sure to dry it off quickly and gently.
- In the same vein as keeping your hearing aid dry, be sure not to expose it to any damaging chemicals. This may sound easy, but many people forget about their equipment when it comes to thinks like hairspray or colognes. In addition, if you work in an environment that’s prone to airborne debris—such as spray paint or machining fumes—be sure to treat your ears the same as your eyes and wear protection that covers your hearing aid.
- Keep your hearing aid away from little hands and curious pets! Small children and pets can quickly cause irreparable harm to your hearing aid. So, if you’ve got a little one or just brought home a new puppy, make sure your hearing aid is stowed safely in a drawer or high place when it’s not in your ear.
- Cleaning is imperative. Always clean your equipment with a clean, dry, soft cloth and be sure to never use any solvents or cleaning ingredients, unless recommended by an audiologist. In addition to your equipment, also make sure to clean your ears! Remove wax routinely and always wash your ears thoroughly in the shower to cut down on buildups that could affect the equipment.
- Finally, when you’re not using it, store your hearing aid in its proper case to protect it from environmental detractors. If you’re not planning on using it for an extended period of time—more than a few days—remove the batteries as well.
Following the above guidelines will ensure the proper function of your hearing equipment and help you cut down on the cost of having to buy replacement hearing aids in Salinas, CA.
Also, don’t forget, if any damage should ever befall your hearing aid, bring it to Valley Hearing Center for professional repairs. Trying to repair it on your own will almost certainly end in more damage!
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