Cleaning Hearing Aids
How to clean your Hearing Aids
Wax build-up is one of the main reasons why hearing aids need repairing. Clean your hearing aids to ensure that they keep doing their job.
Your ear canal produces earwax, which serves the great purpose of protecting and lubricating your ear. But wax build-up is one of the main reasons why hearing aids need repairing, because wax clogs up the sound outlet and/or the ventilation opening, resulting in weak, distorted sound or absence of sound.
If you or someone else need to take the temperature in your ear, we recommend that you remove your hearing aid first. Having the hearing aid in the ear while taking the temperature in the ear may result in not showing the correct temperature.
As a general rule, clean your hearing aids and earpieces each day with a soft, dry cloth. Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your aids.
The microphone inlets can easily get blocked. If you are having problems with your hearing aids, check that the microphone inlets are not blocked.
Before handling a hearing aid, make sure you hold it over a soft surface to avoid damage if you drop it.
Using the MultiTool for cleaning
The MultiTool is a versatile tool that should be used to ensure the best care, cleaning and performance of your hearing aids:
Replace the brush when necessary. Simply pull it out of the tool and insert a new fresh brush. Press the new one firmly into the handle.
MultiTool brushes can be purchased from Pinder Eyecare.