Hearing Aid Maintenance tips
- You can exchange your NHS batteries free of charge with HHAS or your local Audiology Department. HHAS provides this service via its Mobile Support Service in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, its Hearing Aider Service and its Resource Centres.
- Remember to keep your earmould clean by washing it regularly; this will help minimise the build up of any wax or debris. Remember to make sure everything is dry and cool before reassembly!
- Open the battery compartment completely overnight to allow any moisture to evaporate out.
- The tubing in the earmould should last between 3 and 6 months with regular maintenance. If it becomes brittle or discoloured, get it changed. HHAS provides this service via its Mobile Support Service in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, its Hearing Aider Service and its Resource Centres.
- Open fittings should be checked regularly for blockage or damage. The fitting will last up to 12 months if used with care and the dome tip up to three months.
- Hearing aids should be kept away from water and steam.
- Your old batteries can be recycled; some supermarkets and other outlets have battery recycling boxes.
- Check your ear mould regularly to see if there is any damage to it. If you find damage, consult your Audiology department for advice.
- To help maximise the life of your hearing aid batteries, let them stand for a minute once the colour tag has been removed. This will allow the battery to reach its full potential.