1. Clean your hearing aids every day; particularly the part that sits in your ear. Check out these cleaning tips.
- Take your instruments to your provider for routine maintenance. There is no charge for this service and it is, by far, the best way to catch and fix small problems.
- Invest in a hearing aid dryer/dehumidifier. These little gadgets will prolong the life of your hearing aids and batteries as well as reduce contamination and bacteria growth.
- Use only fresh batteries that are well-known and reliable. Power One is an excellent brand!
- Use protection sleeves over your hearing aids if you are going to be near dust or moisture. Your provider should have a stock of protectors that you can slip on your hearing aids so you can wear them without concern.
- Did I mention routine maintenance? You probably don’t even need an appointment! Whenever you’re in the neighborhood, stop in and let them spend a few minutes checking, cleaning and testing your investment.
- If an extended warranty is offered, take it! The cost of the warranty is often far less than that of a repair. All hearing aids need to be repaired eventually so be sure you’re covered!