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    Costco gives me as many free domes and wax guards as I want.

    I clean the domes with a dry cloth, and replace domes and wax guards (for free) every 2 months.
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    On the domes themselves, not the receivers, a cheap ultrasonic cleaner with a mild soap solution works well. A thorough rinse with water would probably be advisable to get rid of traces that might be irritant to the ear canal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsGal View Post
    So this might be a stupid question but how do you clean the wire and domes to your hearing aids. I am very good about keeping wax cleaned out of my ears but even still ear wax is sticky and thus the domes do get a little bit of wax on them. You are not suppose to get the aids wet but using a dry cloth on sticky wax does not seem to be the solution to cleaning my domes. So what is the correct solution?

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    Staci
    I use a 5 in 1 cleaning kit, bought in Amazon to clean my HA including the domes. I do it every 2 or 3 times a week with a alcohol wipe also to leave it shinny. Bellow you can find the link to the cleaning kit.

    http://www.amazon.com/5-in-1-Hearing...C2R87XZMDE9QKE

    Its cheap, easy to use and the magnet is the most used by myself to avoid droping and later loosing by batteries (size 312).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jevalladares View Post
    I use a 5 in 1 cleaning kit, bought in Amazon to clean my HA including the domes. I do it every 2 or 3 times a week with a alcohol wipe also to leave it shinny. Bellow you can find the link to the cleaning kit.

    http://www.amazon.com/5-in-1-Hearing...C2R87XZMDE9QKE

    Its cheap, easy to use and the magnet is the most used by myself to avoid droping and later loosing by batteries (size 312).

    Regards
    very good looking kit, I shall look for a UK equivalent

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    Domes can be cleaned simply by running them under warm to hot water. Take them off first, of course. They come off very easy and go back on very easy. There is no need to go to any special trouble.

    Ear Wax dissolves and rinses away very easily with just warm running water. Keep spares handy in case one should tear or if one gets lost down the sink. Use the sink strainer. Dry it off with a paper towel and make sure it is dry where it presses onto the receiver. If worried about it not being fully dry; replace it with a spare and let the one you just rinsed dry overnight.

    The instruction to simply rinse domes clean under running water came from my Widex Unique Fusion 330 RIC/RITE user manual. The method works great!
    Last edited by RUSS-SHETTLE; 01-30-2016 at 12:49 PM.

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    I clean my domes simply by wiping them after I take them off at night and put them in my UV/dryer. Then in the morning before I put them on I brush them with the little brush that came with my HAs. Often I notice a few flakes of dried wax coming off when I brush them. The dryer probably dries and hardens any wax deposits during the night. This is the procedure my HIS suggested for me.
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    Where do you get the water resistant rating, as I've not seen it mentioned for Phonak or Resound (maybe...coz they aren't? <G>).

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    All the major brands have a nano coating that is typically IP57 or better. Wikipedia has a nice explanation of IP ratings.
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    IP Rating Chart:

    First Digit (intrusion protection)

    1. Protection from a large part of the body such as a hand (but no protection from deliberate access); from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter.
    2. Protection against fingers or other object not greater than 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter.
    3. Protection from entry by tools, wires etc, with a diameter of 2.5 mm or more.
    4. Protection against solid bodies larger than 1mm (eg fine tools/small etc).
    5. Protected against dust that may harm equipment.
    6. Totally dust tight.



    Second Digit (moisture protection)


    1. Protection against condensation.
    2. Protection against water droplets deflected up to 15° from vertical
    3. Protected against spray up to 60° from vertical.
    4. Protected against water spray from all directions.
    5. Protection against low pressure water jets (all directions)
    6. Protection against string water jets and waves.
    7. Protected against temporary immersion.
    8. Protected against prolonged effects of immersion under pressure.
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    Don't put your trust in IP ratings. Protect your HAs in every way possible. Use HA sweat bands as a standard practice. Technology ends at the chip, the thing you pay big bucks for. Structurally, HAs lack much integrety. They are environmentally prone to damage.

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