At Memorial Hearing, we recognize the transformative power of hearing aids in improving your connection with the world around you. That’s why we believe establishing a regular maintenance routine is vital to ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your hearing aids. Our dedicated team will provide you with comprehensive guidance on the dos and don’ts of maintenance, along with essential hearing aid tips for proper care.

Hearing Aid Care on a Daily Basis

Your hearing aids are a daily companion, so a little care each day goes a long way. Start by checking the functional aspects of your hearing aids. Any buttons or switches should move smoothly. A morning sound check and battery test will ensure you are ready for the day. If you plan on being away from home for a long stretch of time, take an extra set of batteries with you. At the end of the day, gently wipe off your hearing aids with a soft, dry cloth to prevent debris buildup. Store your hearing aids properly in a safe place.

Hearing Aid Care on a Weekly Basis

A more thorough cleaning routine every week helps maintain the optimal function of your hearing aids. Remove the earmolds and clean them with mild soap and water. It is crucial that they are completely dry before being reattached and used again.

Earwax can accumulate over time, and this is a common issue that can affect the performance of hearing aids. Examine the tubing for wax accumulation, and use the specific cleaning tools recommended or provided by your audiologist to remove it carefully. Finally, regularly inspect the ear molds for any signs of wear and tear or damage and replace them as needed. You may also consider using a forced air blower to remove dust or lint from around buttons or in the nooks and crannies of your hearing device. Each week, inspect the battery contacts for corrosion, cleaning as necessary. Finally, open the battery compartment at night if possible. This will allow moisture to escape.

Hearing Aid Do’s and Dont’s

Whether it is routine maintenance or everyday use, there are things you should do and other things to refrain from doing to increase the lifespan of your hearing aids.


  • Handle with Care: Always handle your hearing aids with clean, dry hands.
  • Change Batteries Regularly: Replace batteries as soon as you notice a decrease in power to prevent interruptions.
  • Trust the Professionals: Regular cleanings and inspections by a professional will ensure optimal performance.


  • Immerse in Water: Avoid exposing your hearing aids to water, as moisture can damage internal components.
  • Use Harsh Chemicals: Refrain from using alcohol, baby wipes, or other harsh chemicals on your hearing aids, as these can cause damage.
  • Use Excessive Heat: Don’t use a hair dryer or other similar methods to dry your hearing aids.
  • Ignore Problems: If you notice any problems or have trouble with your own cleanings, contact a professional – never wait until a minor inconvenience becomes a major issue.

Trust The Experts in Hearing Aid Care

Your hearing aids are an investment in your well-being, and their care should be entrusted to professionals who understand the intricacies of these essential devices. At Memorial Hearing, our dedicated team of experts is here to provide specialized cleaning services, ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your hearing aids.

By following our daily and weekly care tips and trusting our professionals for periodic maintenance and repairs, you are taking proactive steps toward preserving the clarity of your hearing. Discover the difference between expert care and Memorial Hearing, where your hearing health is our priority. Contact us today to learn more!

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