Cleaning and Hearing Care From Our Audiologist to You
We want to provide you with not only the greatest technology to experience happy hearing but also the most comprehensive health advice to keep you at your best.
One way you can ensure your hearing is always in tip-top shape is by keeping your Hearing Aids clean. We spoke to our Head Audiologist and hearing expert, Marianne Cramer, M.S., F-AAA, about things you can do at home to look after your Hearing Aids.
Here’s what Marianne had to say:
Keeping your hearing aids clean is easy! I always say that you should treat your hearing aids like they are diamonds! Take good care of them and you’ll be on the way to million-dollar hearing!
Daily hearing aid cleaning is essential. First, wipe your hearing aids with a soft dry cloth every day to remove dirt and oils.
After you clean with the cloth, gently brush any openings on the hearing aids, including the little holes on the back of the hearing aids. They are microphone screens.
The domes that go into the ear also need daily cleaning. If ear wax clogs the domes you won’t be able to hear!
**Here’s a tip-let the hearing aids sit overnight before cleaning the domes. Before you put them on in the morning, brush them with your little brush. It’s easier to brush off wax when it’s had a chance to dry overnight.
The domes on the end of the hearing aid should be replaced periodically. If you have difficulty after brushing the dome, it may be time to change to a new dome. Grab the metal end of the receiver and pull off the dome. Then, replace it with a new one. Make sure you push it back on so it doesn’t easily come off when you lightly tug it.
And, last but not least, when you change the dome, look at the tiny white wax guard at the end of the receiver. If it looks brown, it’s time to change it. We sent you a package of spare earwax guards (grey case with black toothpicks inside).
And that’s it. It’s very easy, quick and simple.
-Marianne Cramer M.S., F-AAA
Marianne Cramer is the Head Audiologist at Audicus. She has over 30 years of experience in the field of Audiology. Marianne received her master’s degree from the University of New Mexico and has since then worked across the US and internationally. She is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable team at (844) 383-2707 at any time.