Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tips to Protect Your Hearing Aid in the Hot Summer Months

by  Lara Noble, AU.D., CCC-A, Chief Audiologist

Moisture is a common problem affecting hearing aid performance in the midst of the hot summer months.  The following tips can help guard against moisture related problems.

·         Clean your hearing aid daily! 
·         Use the brush and wax loop tool to remove any wax
·         Check battery door for dark colored corrosion; clean out door with a dry cotton swab.
·         Check tubing for moisture droplets; get tubing changed if it is hard.
·         Dry it out!
·         If moisture gets in your hearing aid, place in your drying chamber if you have one.  If you don’t have one, simply remove the battery and put in a cool, dry place with battery door ajar.

·         Check your desiccant beads!  If you are using a drying chamber, be sure that the beads are the appropriate color for optimal performance.