Every Day

  1. Wipe off aid with a dry cloth
  2. Test the battery 
  3. Check earmold opening for wax

Every Night

  1. Store hearing aid in a dry cool place – preferably a dry-aid kit, if not the hearing aid case
  2. Turn off the aid and open the battery compartment

Every Year

  1. Have hearing and hearing aid checked by the audiologist
  2. Replace plastic tubing if necessary

As Needed

  1. Change battery
  2. Wash earmold
  3. Check for moisture
  4. Replace earmold
  5. Replace hearing aid
  • Issues with batteries include the following: Dead and defective batteries, getting the most out of your batteries, batteries in backwards, spent batteries, defective batteries, short battery life,  conserving battery life, safety issues with batteries. 
  • Issues with ear wax include earwax obstruction, preventing wax build-up, when and how to remove wax. 
  • Earmold and venting issues include (comfort & sound quality): ear discomfort, causes of ear discomfort, correcting a hearing aid fitting problem, plugged up vents.
  • Moisture, corrosion, dirt and related intermittent: moisture problems, resolving moisture problems, effects of moisture, dirty volume control, dirty battery, the problem of oily skin.
  • Telephone issues: poor telephone reception, telecoil circuit, successful use of the telecoil circuit, other tips for improved telephone listening.
  • Feedback issues: hearing aid squeal (acoustic feedback), acceptable versus unacceptable feedback, earwax and feedback, solving the feedback problem, feedback with new hearing aids, feedback and telephone use.
  • Static and other unwanted sounds: wind noise, background noise. 
  • Preventive hearing aid maintenance: Spare set of hearing aids, hearing aid disuse and longevity