Hearing aids can do so much to improve your quality of life. However, if you do not properly clean and maintain your hearing aids, their effectiveness may wane or they may stop working altogether. Cleaning your hearing aids regularly is the easiest way to get the most out of your hearing aid and extend its life.
In this article, we'll discuss:
- How often should you clean your hearing aids?
- When is the best time to clean your hearing aids?
- How often should you replace the parts?
How often should I clean my hearing aids?
We recommended cleaning your hearing aids every day. Your hearing aids are in contact with your skin and ear canal all day, which can leave oils and earwax behind. You'll want to remove this debris in order to keep your hearing aids sounding and feeling like new.
Once you establish a consistent cleaning routine, it will simply become part of your daily routine (like brushing your teeth).
To learn how to clean your hearing aids, click one of the links below:
Clean your hearing aids if the sound stops working
Keep in mind, even if you clean your hearing aids every day, you are continually producing ear wax. Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit to completely block the sound from your hearing aid.
If your hearing aid ever stops working, the first thing you should do is clean it (even if you just cleaned it recently). If that doesn't solve the problem, then check your battery level and try other troubleshooting steps.
What time of day is best to clean my hearing aids?
We recommended cleaning your hearing aids in the evening before storing them for the night so that earwax and oils don't sit on your hearing aid for hours.
However, the most important thing is to establish a consistent routine. If that means a different time of day is better for your routine, do what is best for you.
How often should I replace the parts?
In addition to cleaning your hearing aids, it's also important to periodically replace the tips, tubing, and/or wax guards. How often you replace these parts depends on the type of part. Click here to learn more about replacing parts.
Looking for more resources?
- How do I clean a BTE hearing aid?
- How do I clean an ITE hearing aid?
- How often should I replace the tips and tubing?
- Purchase new tubing
- Purchase new tips