Once you have received your hearing aids from the best hearing aids providers, you may be wondering how often you need to have your hearing aids looked at to ensure they stay in the best working condition. We want to cover what you can do at home for yourself and what are signs that you need to bring your hearing aids in to be looked at by our hearing aid experts.
Weekly Hearing Aid Checks To Perform At Home
There are a number of things you should be doing at home to help keep your hearing aids working properly.
- Nightly cleaning – Every evening after you take out your hearing aids, be sure to wipe them down with a soft cloth. This will help keep them free of moisture and also help keep wax from building up on the casing of your hearing aids.
- Battery care – If you want your hearing aid batteries to last as long as possible, you will need to leave the battery doors open every night. This will ensure that the hearing aids are not being powered and running down the battery life when there is no one to use them.
- Weekly cleaning – This varies from the nightly cleaning as it requires you to use more tools. You will want to open the battery doors for your hearing aids, cleaning in these areas, as well as the microphone and receiver on your hearing aids. This cleaning may require you use hearing aid tools to carefully clean any debris out of your hearing aid.
When To Bring Your Hearing Aids In To Hearing Associates
Even while performing excellent hearing aid home care, there will be times where you need a helping hand with your hearing aids. Our hearing aids experts have the tools and experience to assist you with most hearing aid issues.
- Impacted wax – It doesn’t take much for earwax to become impacted in hearing aids, even with regular cleaning. Sometimes the ear just produces too much wax which can become lodged in your hearing aid. If you have found it difficult to dislodge the wax, don’t force it and instead come in to have our hearing experts work the stubborn wax out.
- Battery changes – The tiny batteries in hearing aids can be difficult to work out of their casing, especially if some debris have become lodged in the casing. Our audiologists are more than happy to help you change your hearing aid batteries.
- Volume difficulty – If you have been struggling to find the right volume level for your hearing aids, our audiologists can help you set it to the appropriate volume. It is important to come in for this help, as it can mean that your hearing loss is progressing.
- Feedback sounds – When experiencing hearing aid feedback, usually you only need to ensure that your hearing aid is seated properly in your ear. However, if you have persistent issues with feedback sounds, we can help you with the fit of your hearing aid.
The Hearing Associates of Las Vegas will always be here to help with your hearing aid servicing needs. Contact us for an appointment so we can help make sure your hearing aids and hearing are in the best shape possible.