Just like a car, hearing aids need maintenance and regular care. Part of that regular care includes cleaning the hearing aids. The following is a list of the most common parts which a patient can use with their own hearing aids.
If you would like to watch videos on how to clean your hearing aids with these parts, please find our Video Tutorial page.
There are four common types of batteries for hearing aids: 10, 312, 13, and 675. These size batteries can either be disposable or rechargeable depending on what your hearing aid requires. We sell both disposable and rechargeable batteries that can be delivered via mail.
Disposable batteries should last anywhere from 5-14 days depending on their power and the hearing aid usage. Rechargeable batteries should last anywhere from 4-5 years before needing to be replaced. If you feel that your batteries are not lasting as long as they should, call us to diagnose the issue so that we may fix them.
Wax guards come in many different shapes and sizes but all serve the same purpose: wax guards protect the microphone from wax and other debris. A wax guard should be changed out once every few weeks, or more often if a person produces lots of ear wax. We sell wax guards for any hearing aid from the big six manufactures (Starkey, Widex, ReSound, Signia, Oticon, Siemens).
If you would like to learn how to swap out your wax guard, please find our Informational Video page.
There are many different types of brushes that can be used to clean hearing aids. Brushes are used to wipe debris or wax off of the face of your hearing aids or molds. We suggest either a daily or weekly brushing of your hearing aids to make sure the exterior stays nice and clean.
If you would like to watch techniques on how to use a brush, please find our Informational Video page.
Hearing Aid Dehumidifier
Do you live in a moist climate or tend to produce lots of sweat? If so, a hearing aid dehumidifier can help extend the lifespan of your hearing aids. When in a moist environment, the internal electronics of a hearing aid will begin to malfunction. The dehumidifier comes in many shapes and sizes, but each will take the excess moisture from your hearing aids.
Sometimes, it is a struggle to remember which batteries are dead and which ones were freshly taken out of the package. If this is a scenario you find yourself in often, a hearing aid battery tester would benefit you.
Use this device by placing the negative (flat) side of the battery on the platform. Touch the black stick to the positive (raised) side of the battery. The level bar will then move and show you the power level in the battery.
A hearing aid battery tester does not need to be purchased unless necessary.