Hearing Aid Maintenance

Hearing Aid Maintenance and Repairs—Protect Your Investment in Hearing

Your hearing changes over time. What you may not know is that your hearing aid needs to be adjusted periodically to match your changing hearing loss. And it does require regular servicing and cleaning. It may also need repairs over its lifetime.

Potomac Audiology provides complete care not only for your hearing but also for your hearing aid. Audiologists are fully trained to test, fit, clean, adjust, service and repair virtually every kind of hearing aid. The office features a repair suite with all the tools and materials necessary to keep your hearing aid working its best. But that’s not all.

Here are some tips for maintaining your hearing aids at home

  • Make sure to wash your hands before handling your hearing aids.
  • Always handle your hearing aids carefully. When changing batteries or cleaning them do so in a clean, well-lit environment and use your glasses if you need them.
  • Keep your hearing aids in a safe, dry place away from children or pets.   Try to keep them in the same place all the time so they won’t be misplaced.
  • Put your hearing aids in the charger or turn them off when you are not using them.
  • Periodically clean the battery or charging contacts and remove any visible earwax or debris with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Change filters or wax guards regularly to remove wax and dirt.  You will find the hearing aids have diminished sound quality if there is a lot of wax built up.
  • Don’t wear your hearing aids in the shower, sauna, while swimming or while using a hair dryer or hair spray.  While some may be water resistant, it is best to be cautious.  If they do get wet bring them in to have them dried with our special drying equipment.
  • Schedule routine checkups and cleanings.   We’d love to see how you’re doing!

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