How to Charge and Clean Your Hearing Aids
If you are able to get into a good routine with your hearing aids, then you may find that you begin to notice things. You may notice interesting emotions, sounds you could never hear before, and of course, lots of earwax. If you want to make sure that you are charging your hearing aids, and if you want to ensure that they are as clean as they can be, then this guide will help you to find out everything you need to know.
Cleaning your Hearing Aids
Your ears produce earwax for two different reasons. To start with, earwax helps to lubricate your ear. You can think of it as being like lip balm, but for the inside of your ears. Secondly, it also gives your ears a good level of protection against foreign objects or even infections. This can include dirt or even small insects. Earwax plays a vital purpose when it comes to protecting your ears, but if you have a lot of wax, then you may find that this ends up blocking your hearing aids, making them more likely to need a repair in the future. It is recommended that you take the time to clean your hearing aids on a regular basis for this very reason. You can easily take some tissue, or you can use a dry cloth if you want. When you have this, you need to dab the earpiece for your hearing aid. This should ideally, remove any wax from the device.
If you see that your hearing aids just aren’t performing as well as they could be, and you see a large build-up, then it is vital that you replace your earwax filter. You don’t need to worry about it if it happens, just contact your audiologist and they will be able to advise you on the steps you need to take. It may be that they do it for you if your hearing aids are relatively new and you are not used to wearing them very much.
Charging Your Hearing Aids
The battery life for your hearing aid will usually depend on how often you use them when streaming your music. The good news is that charging your hearing aids is not at all difficult to do. All you have to do is place them in the charger overnight and when you wake up, you will soon see that they are fully powered by the morning.
You can also charge them up during the day if this is required. You need to make sure that you are inserting your hearing aids into the charger properly and that you also use a drying kit if you know that you live somewhere that is prone to wet or even humid conditions.
Changing the Battery
If your hearing aid does not come with a rechargeable battery, then you have nothing to worry about. Changing the battery for your hearing aid doesn’t need to be complicated at all. The batteries in your hearing aid will usually last between three and 15 days. This of course, depends on how much you use them. This is especially the case with streaming television, music, or various other features. You will usually hear a sound when the battery is running low, and this will indicate that it is time for you to change the batteries. This warning period may well vary depending on how your audiologist has programmed your device for you.
How to Monitor your Battery Life
If you want to monitor the battery life for your hearing aid, then it is imperative that you get a good system in place. Try and put a dot sticker from the battery, onto a calendar. If you do this, then you will be able to see when you last changed the batteries. If you do this, then you can usually get a good idea of how long it will be before you have to change the batteries again.
Change the batteries over a flat surface, such as a tray or even a table. If you happen to drop the battery, it will make it easier for you to find it. When you remove the sticker from your battery, try and wait a minute before inserting it. This helps the battery to draw air properly so it can function optimally.
If you want to find out more about your hearing aid battery or how we can help you, then contact us at Hear for You Hearing & Balance Center at: 401-475-6116. We can’t wait to help you find out what you need to know.