The Do’s and Don’ts of caring for your hearing aids.
- DO store your hearing aids in their case immediately upon removing them.
- DO keep them out of the reach of small children and pets.
- DO clean your hearing aids daily to remove wax and debris.
- DO place a storage box next to the phone if you typically remove a hearing aid when making or answering a call.
- DO wear them during all waking hours. A stimulated brain is a happy brain.
- DO purchase a backup pair of hearing aids or repair your old ones for emergency use.
- DO have your hearing aids serviced before taking an extended trip.
- DO make sure you have enough batteries and wax filters on hand.
- DO have your ears checked at least four times per year if you have wax problems.
- DO have your hearing aids serviced at least twice a year.
- DO wear a sweatband to protect your hearing aids from moisture during exercise.
- DON’T ever remove your hearing aids in a bathroom.
- DON’T get them wet. If you do, pat them dry, remove the batteries and call me immediately.
- DON’T sleep with your hearing aids. You may break or lose them.
- DON’T buy bargain batteries. Your hearing aids won’t perform as well.
- DON’T wear your spouse’s hearing aids. They won’t fit properly and are not adjusted for your hearing loss.
- DON’T store your batteries in a refrigerator.