Hearing aid accessories serve to enhance your hearing experience as well as providing maintenance support for your instruments. Most hearing aid brands include useful accessories, some of which are disposable and require restocking. We want you to get the most out of your purchase and will help you learn which accessories are right for you.
Batteries power your hearing aids and depending upon your specific model, battery life can last up to two weeks. Your initial purchase will come with a supply of batteries that are number and color coded to your specific aids. All hearing aid battery types are fairly easy to obtain. With four different types of batteries, only one type will fit your hearing aids. Always carry a few extra pairs of batteries with you when you leave your home. Although battery life is generally consistent, heat, excessive sound, how long you use the aids each day and other factors can shorten battery life. Many hearing aids will give you a warning beep when the batteries are getting low.
Regular cleaning of your hearing aids is essential to performance. As the ear moves wax toward the outer ear canal, any accumulation in the earpiece opening must be cleared. This is an easy routine. Some typical tools include:
- Cleaning brush for cleaning off the earpiece and the hearing aid housing.
- Wax loop for removing wax that has gotten into the earpiece hole.
- A magnet on one end of the cleaning brush makes it easier to remove and replace those tiny batteries.
Especially worthwhile if you live in high humidity locations, dehumidifiers are a good idea for anyone.
These devices are simple and range from a warming plate you can leave your aids on overnight or a jar of desiccant that draws out moisture into the medium.