Just like hearing aids themselves, hearing aid accessories can make your life a lot easier. Especially when it comes to taking care of your hearing aids, the right accessories will add to the lifetime of your devices. In this post, I’ll take you through the different types of accessories and help you find the ones you need to take care of your hearing aids and your hearing.
Hearing Aid Accessories for Cleaning and Maintenance
There’s a good chance your hearing aids already came with a cleaning kit. It’s important to keep up with cleaning your hearing aid. Especially ear wax can wreak havoc on your devices and clog up the whole system.
Hearing Aid Cleaning Kits
Most hearing aids (especially from reputable companies) come with a cleaning kit. That means you’ve got everything you need to maintain and clean your hearing aids. This is best done weekly, but double check your user manual. If your hearing aids didn’t come with a cleaning kit, you can also order them on Amazon.
Aside from these cleaning kits, there are also special cleaning boxes for hearing aids. These cleaning boxes take away moisture from your devices and also use UV rays to get the germs off of your hearing aids.
To take care of your hearing aids on a next level, read my post on how to clean your hearing aids.
As the name implies, wax guards keep your ear wax away from the vulnerable parts of your hearing aids. They’re a stopper you insert in your hearing aids and replace every now and then. While you can buy hearing aid cleaning kits and UV cleaning boxes that work universally, it’s best to buy wax guards directly from the company. This should cost around $10.
Hearing Aid Sleeves
To prevent too much maintenance up front, it’s best to keep your hearing aids away from moisture, sweat, and dust. In other words, for your hearing aids it’d be best if you spend your days sitting at the kitchen table. For those people who want to go outside with their hearing aids, hearing aid sleeves can protect your hearing aids and add a cool look.
Hearing Aid Accessories for Extra Comfort
Most hearing aids come with different options for ear domes – the part of the hearing aids that actually sit in your ears. Picking the right ear dome can make a big difference in the comfort you feel, and trying different domes could help with your comfort.
Another way to make wearing hearing aids feel more comfortable is by using a hearing aid gel. This gel will make it easier to insert (and take out) your hearing aids. It also helps to get ear wax off of your devices.
Accessories for Storing and Carrying Hearing Aids
Since you can buy prescription hearing aids for the price of a decent second hand car (or used to, anyway), you’d think they wouldn’t be this fragile. Dropping, scratching, or otherwise damaging your hearing aids can mean serious trouble. This is why a carrying case is an important accessory.
Here, too, most hearing aids will come with a carrying case, and often one that charges your hearing aids, too. If you don’t have a travel case, buying a separate carrying case for your hearing aids is a good way to protect them. Aside from the boring cases, there are some fancier models that leave room for your accessories, too.
Most hearing aid accessories are made to prolong the life of your hearing aids. Regular cleaning and maintenance is important to keep your hearing aids in shape and working properly. But that doesn’t mean hearing aids don’t have fun accessories. Especially when it comes to carrying cases and hearing aid sleeves, you can personalize in a lot of ways.
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