Clean your hearing aids every day, or at the very least every other day. Cleaning your hearing aids regularly is the easiest way to get the most out of your hearing and extend its life.
Keep in mind, even if you clean your hearing aid every day, you are continually producing ear wax and all it takes is a little bit to completely block the sound from your hearing aid. If your hearing aid ever stops working, even if you just cleaned it, the first thing you should do is clean the tubing again. Don’t replace the battery, and definitely don’t throw your hearing aid in the garbage. Simply remove the tubing and give your hearing aid a nice clean. 95% of the time that will solve the issue.
Another common question you might have is when is the best time to clean your hearing aids—at night, in the morning, or maybe in the afternoon? It doesn’t really matter what time of day you clean it, the most important thing is to establish a consistent routine so your hearing aids are cleaned regularly. However, your hearing aids are in contact with skin all day, and you don’t want all that earwax and oil to be sitting on your hearing aid for hours. You should clean your hearing aid just before storing them.