Now that spring is here, it’s a great time to give your hearing aids a spring clean. Follow our spring cleaning tips on a regular basis and you’ll minimise the risk of infection and get the most from your hearing aids all year long.
Spring cleaning tip
- Check the tubing and battery compartments to see if there are any water droplets inside. Use a hearing aid dryer or dehumidifier to remove moisture and condensation from your hearing aids and prevent bacteria growth that causes itchy ears.
- Clean your hearing aids at least once a week, ideally every day. Ear wax can cause the earmoulds and tubing on your hearing aids to split or break if you don’t clean them regularly. There are some great cleaning products, tools and maintenance kits available to remove ear wax, dust and debris from your hearing aids. As a result you’ll hear more clearly and reduce the risk of infection.
- Replace your hearing aid tubing every three to six months. This helps to avoid damage or blockages that can reduce the sound quality and cause a high-pitched whistling sound.
- Check the power of your hearing aid batteries with a battery tester. When your batteries run out, you should change them quickly to prevent any corrosion or rust build-up. This will help you to hear loud and clear.
Hearing aids factsheetOur Adjusting to your hearing aids factsheet explains how you can look after your hearing aids and get the most out of them – whether you’re new to hearing aids or have been using them for a while.
Our top 10 hearing aid accessoriesHere are our top 10 products to help you spring clean your hearing aids and look after them all year long.
• Room for two hearing aids
• Four-hour drying process removes moisture from hearing aids
• UV light removes 99.9% of bacteria
• Easy-use, single-button operation.
• brush to clear away dust and dirt
• pick to dislodge wax from hard-to-reach areas
• tube/vent cleaner for the fiddly job of cleaning inside the tubing
• battery door opener and magnet to make changing the batteries easier.
• Air blower to remove moisture from ear mould and tubing
• Dehumidifier and drying capsules to prevent damaging moisture build-up
• Precision brush, wire loop tool and vent cleaner to keep hearing aids clean and safe
• Cleansing spray and wipes to avoid itchy ears by killing off bacteria.
• Three settings: low humidity (two hours), normal humidity (four hours), high humidity (eight hours)
• Four UV lights remove 99.9% of bacteria
• Environmentally friendly – no need for chemicals
• Built-in hearing aid battery tester.
• Effective for six months before it needs replacing
• Can fit two hearing aids
• The pot can protect your hearing aids when not in use
• Replacement capsules available.
• Easy-to-read display
• Simple and quick results: tick = good, X = bad
• Compartment to store two additional batteries
• 2 x LR44 batteries included.
• Small, precision brush clears away dust and dirt
• Wire loop tool is great for the fiddly job of cleaning inside the tubing
• Vent cleaner to remove dust and dirt that can cause your hearing aids to whistle.
Don’t forget to stock up on batteries during your spring clean. We’ve a range of batteries from major manufacturers, including Rayovac, Power One and Duracell, designed to fit hearing aids and hearing aid products of all shapes and sizes.
It's important to replace your hearing aid tubing every three to six months. This helps to avoid damage or blockages that can reduce the sound quality and cause a high-pitched whistling sound. We stock a selection of hearing aid tubing.
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