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On June 17, 2016, Posted by , In Caring for Your Hearing Aid, With Comments Off on How to Clean Your Aid

The hearing aid should never be exposed to cleaning fluids or fluids of any kind. Moisture can ruin a hearing aid. Use a soft dry cloth to wipe away wax from the unit. For stubborn wax, use a soft bristle toothbrush. The earmold can
be cleaned with warm water to remove oils and ear wax. This should only be done if the earmold is removed from the hearing aid. Never get the hearing aid wet. Never use any type of chemical or solvent to aid in cleaning the earmold. The tubing may discolor with age and can be replaced. If you should notice wax buildup in the crevices and holes of the hearing aid, do not attempt to remove this buildup yourself. Take the aid to a professional for cleaning. The hearing aid should be given a thorough professional cleaning every three to six months by your audiologist or dealer. The information provided here is general in nature and should not. substitute for the care and advice of a licensed health care provider.