At your annual check-up we will re-test your hearing to see whether your hearing has changed. At this appointment we will fine-tune your hearing aids according to your most recent hearing test results. It is important for both the audiologist and patient to know that the hearing aids are working according to manufacturer specifications. Depending on the manufacturer of your hearing aid, we highly recommend an annual clean and service. The manufacturer can clean out wax from hard to reach places and asses if the care and maintenance which you have been performing is up to standard. The hearing aid manufacturer may suggest more regular services or wax filter changes, depending on their evaluation of the hearing aid.
Sweat and moisture
Your hearing aid comprises of many different parts and although they are a robust, we encourage you to treat them with care. Whether your hearing aid is said to be water resistant or not we recommend that you DO NOT wear them when showering, bathing or swimming. If they do accidently get wet or if you get caught in a down pour take your hearing aids off, gently wipe them with a dry cloth, remove the batteries and put them in your drying container or electronic drying kit/dehumidifier. Sweat can also cause damage to your hearing aid especially if you have acidic sweat. It is very important to place your hearing aids into your drying container or electronic drying kit once a week, at minimum.