Fremont Hearing Aid Center

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Milpitas   |   408-956-8100
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Providing quality care to the hearing impaired in the Tri-City area for over 40 years!

Hearing Aid Care and Maintenance

Hearing Aid Battery Care and Maintenance

Here are some helpful tips about good hearing aid battery care:

  • Store hearing aid batteries at normal room temperatures.
  • Do not refrigerate.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before changing batteries. Grease and dirt on the batteries may damage the hearing aid.
  • Leave the battery compartment of your hearing device open at night so moisture can escape. Doing so will keep the battery from corroding and damaging the hearing aid.
  • Remove dead batteries immediately. A completely discharged battery may swell and become difficult to remove.
  • When you're not wearing your hearing aid, turn it off or open the battery door to minimize battery drain.
  • If you won't be using the hearing aid for an extended period of time, remove the battery entirely.
  • Avoid storing in extreme temperatures to keep from draining battery power and shortening battery life.
  • Leave the stickers on your batteries until you are ready to use them, because removing them will activate the battery.
  • Keep your batteries in their packaging they come in. When batteries touch each other they activate one another.
  • When preparing to change your battery, remove the sticker and let the battery sit for 60 seconds to allow the batter to reach it full energy.

Hearing Aid Care and Maintenance

Here are some helpful tips  about how to care for you hearing aids.  Maintaining your hearing aid through daily cleaning and regular service is extremely important. Proper  care helps retain optimum hearing conditions, extends the life of your hearing aid, and ensures proper  hygiene.

  • Handle your hearing aid with care.
  • Store your hearing aid in a safe place that's dry and cool.
  • Change hearing aid batteries often so they don't suddenly run out of power.
  • Switch off your hearing aid when you're not using it. If you don't use it for a long period of time, remove the battery.
  • Battery contacts should be cleaned regularly. Use a cotton swab, taking care not to bend the contacts. Dirty battery contacts can cause improper device function.
  • Remove earwax from your hearing aid to prevent temporary malfunction or permanent damage.
  • Clean your hearing aid using the small brush or the soft cloth that came with it. Never insert tools into the sound outlet. Doing so could damage the receiver. If you can't clean the hearing aid completely, ask your hearing professional for help.
  • Change filters often so they don't collect wax or dirt.
  • Accumulated earwax may prevent sounds from traveling from the hearing aid into the middle ear. Contact your doctor regularly to have your ear canals cleaned. Never remove the earwax from the ear yourself. Doing so could damage your ear.
  • Don't wear your hearing aid
    •  in the shower
    •  swimming
    •  when using a hair dryer, hair spray or other types of spray