Each part of the amplification system needs to be cared for and properly maintained. Hearing aid care and maintenance should be discussed during the fitting appointment. Usually the hearing healthcare provider will provide a “hearing aid care kit” with the hearing aids. These kits consist of accessories which can extend a hearing aid’s life expectancy and provide for long-term trouble-free functioning.
If you notice that your hearing aid does not sound like it should, there are several steps you can take to figure out the problem.
Hearing aids are very sensitive electronic devices. Even the humidity in the air is enough to cause hearing aid problems over time. It is not uncommon for hearing aids to be repaired two or three times a year. Taking care of the hearing aids properly can help reduce the number of times that the hearing aid has to be repaired.