Hearing aids don’t come cheap. So you want your devices to work and function for a more extended period of time.
One of the best ways of doing this is by maintaining your device with some key hearing aid cleaning tools.
And don’t be worried, as these hearing aid cleaning kits come cheap and can indeed keep your hearing devices well maintained. So just by purchasing one of these essentials and learning how to clean hearing aids by yourself, you can cut down the constant appointments for cleaning your device.
Moisture and earwax are the two most menacing elements that can affect the durability of your hearing aid. Therefore, through this article, you’ll know all the hearing aid cleaning solutions and tools to maximize the effectiveness of your hearing device.
Hearing Aid Cleaning Brush
A cleaning brush is one of the essential tools for your hearing aids. It’s better if the hearing aid brush is soft and bristled.
A bristled brush can remove even the tiniest of dust particles, dirt, dandruff, or any other particulate that can get settled onto the outer surface of the hearing device. And you’ll find at least one or two brushes in every cleaning kit you purchase.
The best feature about bristle brushes is that you can very easily clean the inside holes of your hearing aids.
But stay careful that when you are cleaning the insides of the hearing device, you don’t end up moving the dirt particles back into the hearing device.
Ventilation cleaner is an excellent hearing aid wax removal tool. This device is used to remove all the moisture and earwax that reside in ITE (in the ear) devices.
Ventilation cleaners have those short and bendable pipes that can very easily remove all the moisture and earwax.
When you are cleaning your hearing devices with this cleaner, make sure you gently and softly push the cleaner into the vents of your device until you see it coming through the other side.
After you seeing all the dirt and earwax coming out, take a clean towel or a dry tissue to remove the excess particulates.
It’s more like the Swiss Army Knife of hearing aids!
This tool is more like the “all-in-one” toolbox. Its compartments include vent cleaners, brushes, and wax picks.
These are available everywhere. And if you want to buy online, there are various websites where you can find this tool or purchase it from a hearing care professional.
Moreover, few hearing device multitools have a magnetic pole or stick to attach the hearing aid battery easily inside the hearing device. So that you don’t drop the battery or the hearing device while inserting.
But I’ll highly recommend you to stay away from cheap or plastic-made multitools as these multitools are less durable and sturdy. And thus, there are chances that you might have to replace them very often.
You’ll find these filters in the receiver end of your hearing device. And these filters need to be replaced once every two months.
Many users make mistakes when you already have wax filters attached to their hearing device; you don’t need a wax pick or even a ventilation cleaner to clean the ear wax. There’s already a wax filter for that job!
You’ll usually find these wax filters in RIC (receiver in canal) and BTE (behind the ear) hearing models.
This is one of the essential items for every hearing aid device owner.
If you want your hearing aid device to last long and stay efficient, then a drying station would be the best hearing aid drying kit you must consider.
A drying station will always keep your hearing devices moist free and it can also act as pocket-sized hearing device carriers.
Moreover, some of the drying stations even have UV technology installed, so that the moist can easily and quickly be dried off.
Another option can be using a hearing aid dehumidifier, these are also a type of drying station. The only difference is it uses silica gel balls and these look more cylindrical.
A dry box for hearing aids like drying stations does indeed make an excellent storing option. Especially, when you take your hearing aids off at night, you can put them inside this drying station. It’ll keep your device safe and in one place.
So, there will be no chance of dust getting accumulated on the device, or your device getting lost.
Few More Suggestions And Recommendations
As I have mentioned earlier in this article that hearing aids don’t come cheap. Especially, if you are going for the best quality you need to stretch your pockets a bit.
So, it would be best if you had some maintenance tools to look after your expensive hearing devices. Never hesitate to keep your device clean and tidy.
When you are handing or even cleaning your device, make sure you hold it gently and smoothly, so you don’t damage the device.
Therefore, I’ll highly recommend you put a towel or cloth beneath the hearing aid, especially when you cleaning them. So that even if they fell from your hand, the towel or cloth can absorb the shock.
Furthermore, when cleaning your hearing aids and your earpieces, you should use a soft tissue or a clean cloth.
It’s a good habit to clean your device before you go to bed. By doing this, your device will stay more durable and will work more efficiently.
Lastly, you’ll find lots of cleaning products online but make sure that you look at the reviews and then purchase the product. And you can also seek the advice of a professional, as they can help you with the best and authentic products.
I hope this article will help you know the essential details and facts about essential hearing aids cleaning tools.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How to clean a hearing aid earmold?
Ans: After removing the tube and earmold from a hearing aid, use soap and warm water to clean the earmold. Dry the earmold using an air dryer so that the moisture is not present anymore. That's it and you are good to go.