Hearing aids significantly enhance personal well-being and daily communication. However, regular maintenance and cleaning are necessary to ensure they function at their best. Having a ready-to-use maintenance kit in various locations can help you take care of your investment effectively.
What Does a Maintenance Kit Include?
If you don’t already own a hearing aid maintenance kit, it’s advisable to assemble one. Having all your tools in one dedicated spot allows for quick access when hearing aids require immediate adjustments or cleaning. A compact case can be handy for carrying your maintenance tools.
Your portable maintenance kit should ideally contain the following items:
• A portable charger or batteries
• Drying box, dehumidifiers or desiccants
• Wax guard
• Ventilation cleaner to eliminate moisture and earwax from the vent in most models
• Cleaning brush
Most hearing aid kit components are designed to keep your hearing aids clean. Neglecting to clean your hearing aids regularly could potentially affect your health, as research indicates that hearing aids can change the ear canal’s flora. Therefore, it’s wise to carry your maintenance kit with you more frequently than you might initially think.
When To Bring Your Hearing Aids
- While traveling: Always carry all your hearing aid components, including the maintenance kit, in your carry-on bag.
- At the gym: Most workouts can be performed while wearing your hearing aids. However, they may require immediate cleaning afterward. Carry your maintenance kit to clean sweat or debris from your hearing aids post-workout at Sun Oaks.
- At the office: Hearing aids are crucial for staying engaged at work. Keeping a maintenance kit in your desk drawer or office can be beneficial for any last-minute adjustments.
- When dining out: A compact kit with essentials can help you remain involved in conversations if your hearing aid needs a battery replacement or encounters any issues.
- During social events and parties: Knowing that you can clean or adjust your hearing aids anytime can help you thoroughly enjoy get-togethers.
Here are some instances where having your hearing aid maintenance kit can come in handy:
As a general guideline, ensure your hearing aid maintenance kit is readily available wherever you use your hearing aid. This practice provides optimal functionality and proper care of your hearing aids. It could be beneficial to have extra kits in your car or office for times when you might forget one. You can purchase kits from your hearing specialist or online.
For more information on how hearing aids can enhance your quality of life, contact Audiology Associates of Redding to schedule an appointment.