How to Clean Hearing Aids

Simple Ways to Care for Your Hearing Aids

Like many things, hearing aids need a little TLC to keep them working their best. The better you take care of them, the better they will take care of you.

Here are a few tips on how to care for your hearing aids.

Cleaning Tip #1: Get the Right Tools

Proper hearing aid cleaning starts with getting the right tools, which will help you combat the two leading causes of hearing aid problems: moisture and wax. Some tools are included with your Miracle-Ear hearing aid purchase, while others can be bought separately.

Recommended tools for cleaning hearing aids:

  • Soft, dry cloth - removes moisture and debris
  • Pick and brush - removes wax
  • Bulb blower - removes moisture from tubing
  • Dehumidifier or drying jar - removes moisture overnight
 

Note: Avoid water or chemical solutions, unless specifically formulated for hearing aids.

Cleaning Tip #2: Set Up a Daily Routine

Set up a consistent daily routine to make hearing aid cleaning easier and faster. Each morning, use the pick and brush to remove any wax. Before bed, wipe down with a soft, dry cloth, then remove the batteries and leave the battery door open overnight. This helps air out the device and extends battery life. Store in a cool, dry place (or use a dehumidifier or drying jar).

Cleaning Tip #3: Remove During Daily Hygiene

Remember to take off your hearing aids during your own daily routine, to protect them against water or soap damage. If you do start to suds up with your hearing aids still on, don’t worry—it actually happens a lot. Just take them off right away, remove the batteries and leave the battery door open to air out.

If you have specific questions about cleaning or ongoing maintenance, ask your hearing care specialist. He or she will be able to ensure you’re getting the most out of the lifetime care and service that’s bundled with every Miracle-Ear hearing aid purchase.