Hearing Aid Cleaning Tips

Hearing aids are an investment in improving the quality of life. It is important to properly maintain your hearing aids to provide the best sound quality, reliability, and comfort for years to come. Depending on the type of hearing aid you wear, there are some specific cleaning procedures to follow. 

Custom In-The-Ear/Canal Hearing Aids (ITE, ITC, CIC, IIC) 

*Wipe the aid with a soft dry cloth  

*Use a soft, dry brush to brush the microphone ports and receiver openings 

*Use fishing line to clean out the vent that runs through the hearing aid  

*If not amplifying or if weak, replace the wax filter 

Receiver-In-The-Canal (RIC) Hearing Aids 

*Wipe the aid and dome with a soft dry cloth  

* Use a soft, dry brush to brush the microphone ports and soft dome or earmold 

*Remove the dome and replace the filter, (or at the end of your earmold) 

Behind-The-Ear (BTE) Hearing Aids 

*Wipe the aid and earmold with a soft dry cloth 

*Use a soft, dry brush to brush the microphone ports 

*Use a wire loop/pick to clean wax from the openings of the earmold 

*Ensure tubing is flexible 

*Use fishing line to clean out the small vent that runs through the earmold 

When To Visit Your Audiology Clinic for Service 

Typically, professional service should occur about every six months. In some situations, that interval might be lengthened or shortened. Audiologists have special vacuums to deep clean your devices and may also need to replace parts like filters, screens, or tubes. We also have a special machine (Redux) that will remove moisture from your hearing aids. Think of it like an oil change for your hearing aids! Proper maintenance will help you keep your hearing aids working at peak performance for as long as possible. Call Gardner Audiology today to schedule your service visit at one of our 10 locations in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. Call 800-277-1182. Text 813-265-2255. 

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