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Getting the most from your Miracle-Ear®

Congratulations on taking the first step toward better hearing!

We are excited to embark on this journey with you. Successfully wearing and adjusting to your hearing aids takes practice. In this guide, we provide tips and daily best practices to help you through this adjustment period and get the most out of your hearing aids. Consult with your Hearing Care Specialist with any questions you may have along the way.

General tips

You may want to practice conversing with two or more people. At first, watch to identify which person is speaking, then try to separate each speaker by voice only. The more people, the more carefully you may have to concentrate to identify the speaker.

Mechanical reproductions of sound, such as televisions or radios, can impair understanding. Practice listening to or watching your favorite shows. If your TV or radio has a treble control, turning it up may make it easier to hear softer, high- pitched voices.

  1. Keep the battery compartment clean and dry by wiping batteries before inserting and making sure the battery door stays completely closed.
  2. Do not drop your hearing aid; it is a small and delicate instrument.
  3. Handle your hearing aid carefully, cleaning it every day with a dry cloth or tissue.
  4. Don’t expose your hearing aid to extreme heat or cold.
  5. Never apply hair spray while wearing your hearing aid.
  6. Never wear your hearing aid in the bath, shower, while swimming, or in any situation where it could be immersed in or exposed to excessive moisture.
  7. Remember: "R" for "Right"! Identifying right and left, Red = Right hearing aid (think R and R!), Blue = Left hearing aid.

Cleaning your hearing aids

The use of hearing aids may accelerate ear wax accumulation. If ear wax blocks the vent or receiver tube, use the ear wax removal tool to clean it. Follow the instructions carefully; misuse can damage your hearing aid. Regularly removing wax and debris from your hearing aid will ensure optimal performance. If you have any questions on how to use this tool, please contact your Miracle-Ear Hearing Care Specialist.

As a general rule, clean your hearing aids in the morning. If there was any wax build up from the previous day, it will have dried overnight. This makes cleaning much easier as the wax will flake off instead of being sticky.

  • Non-rechargeable hearing aids:
    Take your hearing aids out and open the battery doors. This prevents the battery from being drained overnight. Store your hearing aids overnight either in their dry aid capsule or the box the hearings came in for protection.

  • Rechargeable hearing aids:
    Place your hearing aids in the charger. Refer to your charger manual to be sure you understand the charging cycle and what the lights on your charger indicate.

If excessive wax accumulates in your ear, you may want to have it removed by a physician. If you encounter soreness or irritation, discontinue wearing your hearing aids and schedule an appointment with your Miracle-Ear Hearing Care Specialist. If you suspect you have an ear infection, discontinue wearing your hearing aids and consult a physician.

If you have any doubt, don't wait.

Consult with your Hearing Care Specialist with any questions you may have along the way.

Enhancing Lives Through the Gift of Sound

At Miracle-Ear®, we’re committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to hear all the wonderful sounds that life has to offer. That’s why, for every hearing aid sold, we donate a portion to the Miracle-Ear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to children and adults with hearing loss who cannot afford them. We do this because everyone should have the ability to live a life filled with connections and joy.

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