If you have recently been to see an audiologist due to experiencing hearing loss then you may have been informed you need to wear some sort of hearing aid. There are many different types of hearing aids, and the audiologist may have gone through some of them with you. The type you wear will depend on the level of hearing loss you are experiencing and the type of lifestyle you lead.

We will discuss the different types a little further down. It is important to stay away from any risks and dangerous situations with your hearing aid. Always remember, that your hearing aids may be water-resistant, but they are not waterproof. Take a look below to find out how to care for your hearing aids.

Three H’s

It is essential that you keep your hearing aids protected when it comes to the three H’s, these are heat, humidity and H2O. If you live in a hot country, then you may be used to heat but your hearing aids won’t be. If you are venturing out in your car, then be sure not to leave them in it. A recent study found that car temperatures could reach around 120 degrees on a hot day. You will need a new pair of hearing aids if they are left for any amount of time in a hot car and you don’t want that.

You should also keep them in their protective case if you are going swimming. Hearing aids are water resistant but not waterproof. This means you can use them for short periods in water such as in the shower but you should never submerge them in water such as when you go swimming.

At the end of each day, it is beneficial to you, your ears and your hearing aids to wipe them down. This gets rid of any residue or sweat that has materialized from the day’s activities. If you are worried that the humidity will affect your hearing aids overnight then invest in a dehumidifier. This will suck out excess moisture from the air around you, so it doesn’t make your hearing aids damp.


Hearing aids are delicate pieces of equipment and all parts of them need to be looked after. Hearing aids should be regularly cleaned to prevent the build-up and damage from earwax. The protective case that comes with your hearing aids gives you a perfect place to clean and disinfect your hearing aids.

If you use a lot of hair products on a daily basis, then you should ensure you remove your hearing aids before styling your hair. They can clog up your hearing aids causing issues with them which will require you to take them back to your audiologist.

You will need some cleaning tools to ensure your hearing aids are well maintained and properly cleaned. You can pick up cleaning tools from your audiologist or online. They will contain special brushes that fit in your hearing aids to clean out wax and other debris. It will also contain a dry box to store your hearing aids in when they are not in use.


If you want to ensure your hearing aid life is preserved, then it is recommended to switch them off completely when you are not using them. Your hearing aids can last around five years before they need replacing, however, you will need to change the batteries as often as they run out. Hearing aids batteries are readily available so you will never have to worry about running out. When you change the batteries, be sure to inspect the battery compartment for any signs of corrosion or damage.

You can now get rechargeable hearing aids so when the batteries run out all you do is plug them in to charge. You will know when your hearing aid batteries need replacing or if it needs charging when it beeps at you.

It is also recommended to take your hearing aids to your audiologist on a regular basis. This is to ensure that they are well maintained and cared for. You can learn more about Arkansas Professional Hearing Care and get assistance by calling us today at (501) 588-0177. Our team will be able to help with any of your hearing related problems and answer all queries you have.