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Hearing aid maintenance and repairs

Hearing Aid Maintenance and

Repairs

Modern hearing devices have complex electronics that require care to ensure optimal performance. You can maintain them in good working order for many years by following these simple but effective strategies.

Maintenance & Repairs

 

Protection from dirt

Ensure that your hands are dry and clean before handling your hearing device.

Battery Safety

Keep your hearing aids and batteries out of reach of children and pets at all times. Batteries are very small and if a child swallows them they can be very corrosive. Seek immediate medical attention if this occurs.

Hearing aid maintenance - avoid hairspray

Hairspray and Cosmetics

The fine particles of hairspray or powder based makeup may block the microphones and controls of the hearing aid. It is advisable to remove your hearing device before using these products.

Cleaning Tips

To function correctly, hearing aids must be kept clean; use a soft, dry cloth and the specially designed cleaning tools supplied with your hearing aids. Drop in to a Shout Hearing clinic for a general clean and service while you wait. We will also check your hearing aids for ear wax residue and change the filter, to ensure they are in good working order.

Safe storage

Hearing aids are designed to be worn and not kept in a drawer but if you do not use them for a while, remove the batteries to prevent corrosion.

When not being used it is ideal to keep your hearing aids in a drying kit.

When on the move, place hearing aids in their protective case. These cases are specifically made by manufacturers to prevent potential damage or dirt from entering. Do not leave your hearing aids in the car in the sun.

Hearing aid maintenance - avoid storage in hot car

Repairs

Hearing devices contain sensitive electronic and micromechanical systems, in short – they are tiny computers. Adjustments should be carried out by a qualified hearing aid technician or sent to the manufacturer under warranty.

If your hearing device is not functioning properly, call us on (02) 9484 2246 or make an appointment.

* Dillon, H. (2012). Hearing Aids. Turramurra: Boomerang Press.