The Humidity is Rising: Hearing Aid Care

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Hearing instruments are difficult to keep dry for many reasons, the most important of which is that they are not totally sealed containers. Moisture gets inside the hearing aid through condensation, caused by temperature changes such as entering an air-conditioned room after being in warm outside air. Additionally, moisture arrives by capillary action, where ear mold tubing and receiver tubes are two common culprits. If you add perspiration and cerumen to the mix, it is easy to see why some hearing aid users have chronic moisture- related problems. Moisture is one of the most common causes of hearing aid malfunction. A hearing aid dehumidifier is designed for In the Ear, Canal and Behind the Ear hearing instruments. You can minimize moisture problems by using a dehumidifier. We recommend that you store your hearing aids in a dri-aid system or consider using an electric drying unit for recurring moisture problems. Both are available in our office. Proper care of your hearing devices will provide longer life and better performance. Each time you remove the hearing instrument from your ear, inspect it. Use a soft, dry cloth or a tissue to wipe the outside clean of oil, moisture, or debris. Never use water, soap, alcohol or cleaning fluids. Hearing devices require regular cleaning and maintenance. Reduce repairs and enjoy better sound quality from your hearing instruments. For more information on hearing loss prevention and treatment or hearing instrument care please call to schedule your complimentary appointment. Hearing Partners conveniently located in Delray Beach 561-638-6530 and Boynton Beach 561-736-6002.