Your hearing aids are more than devices to help you hear better. They are an investment in yourself and your hearing health. A chance to experience more, to do more, and to hear more of the life you love.

To ensure that they can keep working for you as long as possible, they need to be taken care of. Here are your essential tips for hearing aid care. 

How to Care for Your Hearing Aids

Keep Them Clean

Hearing aids are delicate, they can be damaged by excessive dirt or wax. Use your supplied cleaning equipment, and only clean as directed by the manufacturer. 

Keep Them Dry

Moisture is the enemy of hearing aids. Do not swim with your hearing aids in, and if you’ve been sweating, put them in a container with drying capsules as soon as possible.

We recommend that you take your hearing aids off at night, remove the batteries (if battery operated) and put them in a hearing aid dryer each night. This helps reduce as much moisture as possible. If you wear rechargeable hearing aids, use drying capsules in a container each night. 

Man cleaning hearing aid with brush

Don’t Throw Them Around

Always remove your hearing aids carefully, and don’t store them outside of their carry case. You’d be surprised how many pairs of hearing aids are lost or destroyed by a curious dog or little inquisitive hands. Even when stored in a carry case, put them down gently and keep them somewhere they can’t easily be damaged or thrown around.

Know Which Ear is Which

If you swap your hearing aids around, you can end up damaging your hearing as well as the hearing aids. Always ensure you have the right hearing aid in each ear, they will either be color coded or have a little mark (R & L) to indicate which ear is correct. 

Don’t Overwear Them

Don’t sleep with your hearing aids in, you can damage your hearing and the hearing aids. Also, when you start wearing hearing aids for the first time, gently ease into full-time wearing. Gradually wear them longer each day until you are comfortable.

Get in Touch with Go Hearing

If your Go hearing aids are damaged, contact the team of Go Hearing product experts as soon as possible. They will help you navigate the next steps. It’s very important to note that you should not ever wear a damaged hearing aid, as it may damage your hearing.

Written by Lise Oelrich

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