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Methods and techniques for daily maintenance of hearing aids
1. The hearing aid should be kept clean
Always keep your fingers clean and dry before wearing and operating your hearing aids. The microphone sound inlet is very narrow (1/16 to 1/8 inch) and is easily blocked by dirt.
2. Hearing aids should be kept away from sharp objects
When avoiding wearing or picking up a hearing aid, try to sit in a soft place (bed or sofa) so that once the hearing aid slides down, you can reduce the collision of the hearing aid.
3. The hearing aid should be kept away from the heat source
Never place the hearing aid in an overheated place. Avoid direct sunlight (such as at home or in a parked car) and do not place it around the heater.
4. Hearing aids should avoid moisture
Always remove the hearing aid before showering, bathing or swimming. Do not place the hearing aid in the bathroom as it may be damaged by moisture. Be careful to dry the sweat in your ears and ears. Moisture and condensed water droplets can damage the circuitry inside the hearing aid. It is recommended that the battery compartment be opened when the hearing aid is not in use and dried and dehumidified with a special drying tool.
5. Hearing aids should be kept away from pets and children
Dogs don't like to hear the sound of hearing aid feedback (howling), and they are easily attracted by the owner's smell, which often leads to dog bites. It is dangerous if the hearing aid battery is swallowed by a child. If the battery is swallowed in case of accident, please consult a doctor immediately.
6. The hearing aid should be kept away from cosmetics or hair spray
Fine particles from cosmetics and hair gels can easily block the microphone sound inlet. Be sure to remove the hearing aid before using the cosmetic or hair spray.
7. Be careful when cleaning the hearing aid
Use a dry, soft cloth to clean the hearing aid. Alcohol, solvents, and cleaning fluids can damage electronic circuits.
8. Keep your ears clean while wearing a hearing aid
Be sure to keep your ears clean. If the sound of the hearing aid is weakened, it may be because the sound output or the earwax filter (the bezel is blocked) is blocked by earwax or dirt. If this happens, it can be handled with a hearing aid professional cleaning and maintenance tool.
9. Hearing aids should be placed in a safe place
When the hearing aid is not in use, it should be placed in a box or in a special drying box. When not in use for a long time, the battery should be taken out.
10. Hearing aids must be professionally repaired
Screwdrivers and oily substances can cause fatal damage to hearing aids. Just touching the electronics or using a small amount of effort can cause irreparable damage. When repairing, be sure to let the hearing aid professional repair, do not boot.
Some people think that the northern region is dry and does not require special drying treatments for hearing aids; some people think that their ears are not wet, so there is no need for special drying of hearing aids, and so on. These understandings are somewhat one-sided.
Because the horn and microphone of the hearing aid are electronic sound processing components, their working environment is in the ear canal of a person. The human ear can itself secrete a liquid similar to sweat, which condenses on the hair on the front end of the ear canal. Some people have a special saying that is: oil ear.
This situation indicates that the hearing aid is actually working in a humid environment.
Some people also have perforation of the drum mold due to otitis media. The liquid secreted by the middle ear adhesive layer will continuously flow into the outer ear; sometimes the pus will flow into the outer ear when the middle ear is inflamed. The presence of these conditions makes the hearing aid not work in a dry environment.
In addition, climate change can cause the hearing aid temperature to be higher or higher than the external environment temperature. This will cause water vapor in the air to condense inside the hearing aid. Therefore, hearing aids require frequent maintenance