156F Maintenance for your hearing aid | Phonak

Practical care tips for your hearing aid

General advice

It is important to treat your hearing aid with care so you will keep it in working order and minimize potential problems during everyday use. Hearing aids may be sturdy, but they cannot withstand improper use. In the following, you will find a few valuable care tips.

Protect your hearing aids from dirt

Always make sure that your fingers are clean and dry before touching your hearing aid. The microphone input is very small and can become blocked through improper handling.

Protect your hearing aids from moisture

Remove your hearing aids before showering bathing or swimming. Due to the high ambient humidity, you should not leave the devices in the bathroom. Clean your ears occasionally before inserting the hearing aids.

Please note that moisture and condensation may damage the electronics in your hearing aids. We recommend removing the battery from the device at night, leaving the battery compartment open. Use a special drying aid available from your hearing care professional.

Keep the devices away from children and pets

Store your hearing aids out of the reach of children and pets. Removed but not deactivated devices emit high sounds that may be aggravating to some dogs.

Avoid contact with hairspray or make-up

The fine particles of hairspray or powder make-up may clog the microphone input and volume control switch. Remove your hearing aids before using body care products.

The correct care

In order to be fully functional, your hearing aids need to be clean at all times. Clean the devices with a soft, dry cloth. Never use alcohol, solvents or cleaning agents. Special care products for your hearing aid are available from your hearing care professional, who will also check the devices for ear wax residue and make sure that it is in working order.

Keep your hearing aids in a safe place

When your hearing aids are not in use, it is best to keep them in the drying set. Always carry the hearing aids in their case to protect them from damage and dirt. If you don’t use your hearing aids for a while, please remove the batteries.

Leave all repairs to an expert

Screwdrivers and oil are the enemy of all hearing aids. If they come in contact with the electronic or micro-mechanical systems, it leads to irreparable damage. The delicate technology is very sensitive and can be destroyed though improper handling.

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