Hearing Aid DOs and DON’Ts

If you are a hearing aid user, you know that hearing aids are an incredible investment in your hearing healthcare and you want to keep them in good working order. Hearing aids have a typical lifespan of 2-6 years (depending on style), however with proper maintenance you may find they can last much longer. The key to optimizing hearing aid lifespan is to take proper care and precautions with daily use. See the list below for some common hearing aid DOs and DON’Ts


  • Wear your hearing aids as much as possible
  • Clean your hearing aids daily
  • Change filters if volume is muted or inaudible
  • Schedule routine service visits every 4-6 months
  • Take out your hearing aids and use hearing protection when exposed
  • Replace batteries weekly -or- place in the charger nightly
  • Secure your hearing aids in the case or charger when not being worn
  • Open battery doors overnight to conserve battery life
  • Speak with your audiologist if you feel there has been a change in your hearing


  • DON’T Wear your hearing aids in the shower or pool
  • DON’T Wear your hearing aids when using hair products
  • DON’T Put your hearing aids in the microwave for ANY reason
  • DON’T Leave your hearing aids in reach of small children or pets
  • DON’T Sleep in your hearing aids
  • DON’T Allow anyone else to wear your hearing aids- hearing aids are prescription devices capable of causing hearing damage if used inappropriately

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