Hearing Aid Care

Hearing Aid Care

Given the high prevalence of hearing loss in the elderly, many care givers are faced with the task of caring for hearing aids. Professional health care in Silver Spring Maryland can help care givers accomplish this task. Below are some tips. 

Cleaning Hearing Aids 

At night, wipe the body of the hearing aid with a lint-free cloth. Do not use alcohol or water on the body. If the hearing aid has a mold, you may remove and clean the mold with water and an air blower. Make sure it is completely dry before reattaching to the hearing aid. Special hearing aid sprays may be found online if needed. Use a small brush to remove debris from hearing aid microphone ports and speakers. Consider purchasing a hearing aid dehumidifier; place the aid in this at night in order to draw out moisture. 

Changing Batteries 

Patients with dexterity problems often …