Hearing Loss

Dry aid box or kit is the best for hearing aid cleaning


Reasonable use of hearing aid cleaning wipes, solution and brush is the best way to clean hearing aids. The hearing aid cleaning kit inclue wipes/solution/brush etc.

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Hearing Aid Cleaning Best Practices

Hearing aids should be cleaned when the device is on or held over a soft level surface. Bear in mind these devices include a number of sensitive electrical components and you are always better off taking longer due to taking extra care. To reduce the time required to clean in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids, in particular, we strongly recommend the use of a ‘dry aid box’ or hearing aid kit. A dry box is designed to remove moisture and to dry earwax. Some of these dry aid boxes run on mains and even have built-in mechanisms to help eliminate germs. Dry boxes also provide a safe place in which to store the hearing aids overnight.

Hearing Aid Cleaning:

The most important part of maintenance is the prevention of possible problems which involves daily cleaning and inspection. Hearing aid components should last at least 4-5 years provided they are kept clean and all the various parts in working order. Daily cleaning and inspection is essential in ensuring their extended durability. Hearing aid cleaning can be done using a number of tools. Small brushes and/or wax remover tools are among the most popular. Hearing aid brush is used to gently brush over the entire surface of the shell (outer housing) of the device, while the wax tool is used on in-the-ear hearing aids to remove more persistent wax. If a thin-tubing fitting is used, a cleaning wire is recommended to be threaded through the tubing to ensure the removal of wax or moisture. If earmolds are used, the earmold and tubing can be removed from the hearing aid and cleaned in warm water – an air puffer is then a useful tool to use to ensure all moisture is cleared before the tubing is re-attached to the hearing aid. External dirt can also be removed with the use of antibacterial/anti-fungal wipes.

Why should hearing aids be cleaned?

Hearing aids are super-sophisticated devices that help the hard of hearing manage their hearing loss. To provide the required amplification level of sound, the device needs to be in working order and clean from wax and any other accumulated debris, such as dead skin cells. Wax that has accumulated on the hearing aid can cause intermittent faults or a complete blockage of sound. Most electrical devices, which includes hearing aids, can also be affected by moisture build-up on or around the components. Wax, together with the humid conditions that exist in the ear canal, unfortunately, create the perfect environment for the build-up of moisture on the hearing aid.

About AUSTAR Hearing Aids

Xiamen AUSTAR is a leading manufacturer of hearing aids in China. Wholesale behind the ear (BTE) hearing aids, in the ear (ITE) hearing aids, rechargeable hearing aids and other types of hearing aids and use our own fitting system software for programming hearing aids to ensure superior quality of hearing aids and make price competitive in this industry. There are more and more hearing aid companies in the USA, Europe and Mid East choose to build long-term business relationships with Xiamen AUSTAR.

Please feel free to contact us if you are hearing aid wholesalers/distributors and looking for a trustworthy Chinese manufacturer/supplier. No only the custom hearing aid are available, we have a strong R&D teams and engineers to support your any special requirement and development. We are not only your supplier, but your partner and technical supporter. AUSTAR commit to provide customers with excellent service, satisfactory quality and competitive prices, help you expand your market and save hearing aid price/costs!

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