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Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid Life

We know that the introduction of a hearing aid to your life is a big lifestyle change. It is so important to get into a routine straight away. There are a few things that you will regularly need to change / check / clean so we have compiled a few handy tips for you. Hopefully these can be a starter for you to create your own hearing aid routine.

 

Storage

Find a designated place to store your hearing aids every night. Keeping them in the same place will reduce the risk of misplacing them and then being unable to find them in the morning. It is a good idea to remove your aids after doing the same thing each evening, for example, after cleaning your teeth.

Often hearing aids come with a case, so it would be a great idea to store them in there on your bedside table or in your bathroom cabinet. A case can also be useful to ensure that any pets or young children don’t find your aids and mess with them.

 

Batteries

All hearing aid batteries are coded with a colour and a number:

  • Yellow, size 10
  • Brown, size 312
  • Orange, size 13
  • Blue, size 675

This is consistent over all hearing aid battery manufacturers to keep it simple for you. Your Audiologist will explain to you how often you should expect to need to change your batteries. This is dependant on lots of different factors, such as the severity of your hearing loss and how much you use your aids. Most hearing aids will beep when your batteries are running low for ease. It is important to get into a good routine of ensuring you always have enough batteries at home so you don’t run out and are left without your aids.

 

Cleaning

Your Audiologist will discuss with you what you need to do to keep your aids clean. They need to remain as wax free as possible to ensure that they are operating at their best for you. You may have a wax filter which needs to be changed or a dome that goes into your ear which needs to be changed. It’s important to seek advice if you are unsure how to change these elements or how often you need to do it. Your Audiologist should give you a full demonstration on how to properly clean your aids at your fitting appointment. You can always ask for a refresher of this at any follow up appointments.

 

Talk about your hearing loss

It’s so important to be open and honest with your friends and family about your hearing loss. Hearing aids can take a period of “getting used to” before you are entirely comfortable with them and your loved ones can help you with this adjustment.

 

We are here to help! If you are unsure or need any advice on getting to grips with your hearing aids, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01214399432 / [email protected]

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