Like most things, the more we use something, the more benefit we receive from it. Unfortunately this means that the item often succumbs to the wear and tear of the frequent use. This is definitely the case for hearing aids, but keeping your aids in the drawer for that special occasion doesn’t do anyone any favours. Nevertheless, there are a few things you can do to get more life from your aids:
1: Regular check-ups with your Audiologist.
At an appointment, we will service your hearing aids. This is no different from servicing your car. It keeps your hearing aids running smoothly, but also gives us a chance to pick up any minor problems before they become big problems. Typically, we would recommend that you see us at least once a year – even if everything is going well. For those people who wear their hearing aids in tough environments i.e., dust, hot sweaty weather, then six monthly appointments may be required.