One of the most supportive things you can do to integrate a new hearing device into your life is to build a routine around its uses and care. We all have a daily dental routine that seems like a natural part of life and you can make it so with your hearing aids too.
Protecting your hearing aids from moisture is vital to keeping them running efficiently. You need to remember to remove them before you shower or swim. Hearing aids can also take moisture on board through general use. Remember to wipe them dry a couple of times a day and keep them in a dehumidifying container when not in use to ensure that all water is removed.
Extend the life of your hearing aids by keeping them clean. You can get special brushes and equipment to help with this. You need to be particularly aware of wax build-up. You always have some earwax inside your ear canal and this can transfer to your hearing aid.
Be aware of any substances that might come into contact with your hearing aid such as make-up, moisturizer, and hairspray.
Running out of power when you have hearing aids can be a frustrating experience, especially if you are out enjoying an occasion where sound is important. Know the standard battery life of your device and check it is charged whenever possible. If you often go out for long periods, you may want to carry a spare battery with you.
As you become used to having hearing aids, it’s easier to forget to be careful with them. On the one hand, it’s great when you can relax around your new equipment. On the other, it can feel disruptive if it breaks and you suddenly have to do without the support. Ensure you keep it in the manufacturer’s box when it’s not in use to keep it away from pets, children, and accidental damage.
At Doctor Kupfur, we supply ongoing support on top of hearing assessment and equipment provision. This means we can help you with your care routine and ensure you have all the know-how to live a full life with your hearing aids.
Regardless of where you are in your hearing journey, click here to get in touch with us today to get any care advice you need.
Dr. Hadassah Kupfer is a highly qualified and community-focused Audiologist, serving the Mill Basin community. Her extremely friendly and relationship-focused approach combines the expertise and resources of a high-end city practice with the comfort and warmth of a community physician. Both of Hadassah’s parents are doctors, along with many other relatives who also practice a range of medical professions.