Wednesday, May 09, 2018

How to Clean the Hearing Aids

How to Clean the Hearing Aids

We see them everywhere, the audio devices through the use of headphones accompany us everywhere; Some people notice the cleaning of the sound device, be it the I-pod, I-pad, and put, but little think of the headset or earphone that we put daily in our ears and play with hands unwashed all day , when riding the subway, when arriving to classes, on the way to work; imagine the amount of microbes and dirt agents you can collect in a day ... now imagine when you do not clean it?

HOW ARE THE HEARING AIDS CLEANED?

HOW TO CLEAN THE HEARING AIDS


The cleaning of the hearing aids is very simple, you can do it once a week (if you never did it) or every other day, if you have experienced discomfort, itching or waxing increase since you are using them.

MATERIALS TO CLEAN THE HEARING AIDS:

1.       Water.
2.       Cotton.
3.       A good brush with soft bristles or a new brush.
4.       A little isopropyl alcohol or first-aid kit.
5.       1 dry cloth
6.       Pads

Most are removable, if you can remove them and consider them resistant (most are of very poor quality), put it under the jet of warm water and simply wet and squeeze without adding soaps or foams that can break them, change size or general itching in the ears.

If they are not removable, moisten a cotton ball with a little alcohol, taking care to squeeze very well and not drip, go over the surface changing the position of the cotton; for the simple way, you can simply pass a clean cloth over the surface of it.

We recommend periodically changing the hearing aid pads, which among other things has the function of sound and sound isolation, so a worn or cracked pad should be changed as soon as possible.

Cabling

The cleaning of the cables of the hearing aids is very simple, if you have any electrical cleaner (of those used for the computer), you can help with a bit of cotton or dry cloth to pass up and down the cable; Use a white cloth or napkin that is not very rough and you can check the dirt you have accumulated yourself.

Note for how to clean the hearing aids:

Hold the cables at the beginning and at the end, and do not pull hard ... you can detach them from the joints.

Earphone and Connector.

Remove with the brush the most visible dirt that may be on the mesh (can blow). Now with a dry cloth moistened with very little alcohol gently rub the surface and the joints or joints.
For the connector use a lint-free cloth, and completely dry tighten on the metal surface; do not use water.

CLEAN MEDICATED HEARING AIDS

The mission of these hearing aids is to help the person who uses them to hear better, therefore you must take many precautions in terms of cleanliness to achieve effective operation although it will never be like normal hearing.

Recommendations TO how to clean the hearing aids:
  • Clean your hearing aids every day. Use a soft cloth or special brush to clean the outside of the hearing aid (only use for this function). Never use alcohol or cleaning products, as they may damage the internal components and the circuit.
  • Use a dehumidifier regularly to prevent moisture from entering the hearing aid and damaging the components.
  • Use a brush or tool to remove earwax or other debris.
  • Never use sharp objects to clean the wax of your hearing aids.
  • When not in use, store them in their case or box, in a dry and cool place, where children or pets can not reach.
  • Never expose it to temperature or high humidity conditions.
  • Do not wear your hearing aid when undergoing ultrasound, x-ray or similar treatment.
  • Turn it off when not in use, and if you do not use it for a prolonged period, remove the battery.
  • Change the earphone molds when they become rigid, cracked or discolored.

To summarize the cleaning procedure and since it is an electronic device, we can limit you to a daily cleaning with a cloth of dry cloth, to remove excess wax and dirt from the environment, with very gentle movements (some have small antennas that can fracture) and for no reason use liquids or alcohols that can affect its operation.

As additional information, some specialized websites recommend a range of products from the O-PURGAT line, specialized in this type of hearing aid.

The same specialists mention in all the web related to the subject, that the humidity is one of the worst enemies of the medicated hearing aids; therefore, we recommend dry cleaning and at least weekly to avoid allowing the dirt to be embedded and require a more thorough cleaning. On the other hand and for information purposes to expand on the web, there is a dehumidifier called AUDI-SEC that seems to be very effective.

We hope that the note has guided you on the importance of the hygiene of the accessories and sound device that we introduce in our ears. Do not hesitate to follow us on social networks and send the messages that you think fit and that can serve the other readers.

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