View Full Version : Cleaning hearing aids
09-12-2008, 07:44 AM
How does one clean a hearing aid? Pls excuse all the questions, i'm new to the whole hearing aid thing and quite excited about the prospect of finally having one.
09-19-2008, 07:25 AM
Thanx for all the help guys!! Appreciate it :(
09-24-2008, 11:14 PM
It depends on the type of hearing aid.
I have BTE's. I leave the BTE part alone for the most part and my audiologist cleans it every once and a while. I wash my earmolds a few times a week with warm water, and a special earmold disinfectant.
11-12-2008, 03:41 PM
I wear Siemens "in the ear" digital. Had them since 2004. I clean them about every 3 weeks to a month. Besides the plastic rod and brush that came with them, I use a 30 x magnifying glass and very carefully use a sewing needle. If I didn't clean them with the needle they would be plugged off in couple months.
Been back once to the audiologist one time, she though I didn't wore them much for they were so clean.
I have lots of ear wax and clean my ears daily with q-tips. For those that say not to use q-tips... been using q-tips for at least 30 to 40 years.
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