How does a hearing aid work?

hearing_aids_work Basic daily care and regular preventative maintenance will help assure a longer life and optimum performance of your aids.
Don't place your hearing aids near heat.
During normal wear moisture should not be a problem, however, if the humidity is high or perspiration is heavy place the aids in a silica gel pack overnight to draw out any moisture in the aids. Never try to dry your aids in the microwave, with a hair dryer or any similar device.
Hair spray, chemical sprays or powders can cause damage to your aids. Always remove the aids before applying sprays and powders.
Handle your aids gently. When changing the battery hold the aid over a soft surface in case it is dropped. Don't tap your aid against anything to 'get it going'. If you are experiencing difficulty, contact your hearing aid specialist.
Always keep a supply of fresh batteries on hand.
Remove the batteries from your hearing aids at night.
Never immerse your aids in water. Do not wear your aids while showering, bathing or swimming.
Before removing your aids, decrease the volume. This will reduce unnecessary battery usage, and prevent the aids from whistling as you remove them.
A wax removal tool may be included with your hearing aids. Follow the directions provided and use it to gently remove wax or other debris from your aids.DO NOT poke anything else into the opening of your hearing aids.
Don't attempt to repair the aids yourself.
Don't use oil or similar solutions on the hearing aids, or attempt to lubricate any of its parts.
Remove dead batteries from your aid immediately.