Hearing aids are a valuable tool that enhances personal life and daily communication. For their optimal performance, they need regular upkeep and cleaning. Therefore, consider all the places you may want to take your ready-to-go maintenance to ensure the best care for your hearing aids.
What Does a Maintenance Kit Contain?
If you haven’t assembled a hearing aid maintenance kit yet, you should consider doing so. Having all your necessary items in one spot makes it convenient for quick adjustments or cleanings. A compact case can facilitate easy transport of these supplies.
Your mobile maintenance kit might include the following essentials:
- A portable charger or batteries
- A drying box, dehumidifiers or desiccants
- A wax guard
- A ventilation cleaner, which is used for removing moisture and earwax from the vent in most models
- A cleaning brush
The components of a hearing aid maintenance kit primarily aim to keep your hearing aids clean. Neglecting to clean your hearing aids regularly could potentially affect your health, as research indicates that hearing aids can modify ear canal flora. Therefore, carrying your maintenance kit with you to most places would be a wise choice.
Consider bringing along your hearing aid maintenance kit to the following locations:
- While traveling: Keep everything needed for your hearing aids, including the maintenance kit, in your hand luggage during travel.
- Gym visits: Most workouts at Hixon Fitness and Athletics can be comfortably done wearing hearing aids. However, they would need immediate cleaning afterward. Carry your maintenance kit to clean sweat or debris from your hearing aids post-workout.
- Workplace: Hearing aids keep you involved at work. Keeping a maintenance kit at your desk or office can be useful for immediate adjustments.
- Dining out: Carrying the essentials in a small kit will ensure uninterrupted conversations if you need to change a battery or fix your hearing aid.
- Social events: Knowing you can clean or adjust your hearing aids gives you the confidence to enjoy every moment at a gathering.
As a general practice, wherever you wear your hearing aid, you should have your maintenance kit handy. This practice ensures their best performance and care. It might be practical to have spare kits in your car or at work in case you forget one. These kits can be procured through your hearing specialist or online.
To understand more about how hearing aids can enhance your quality of life, reach out to The ENT Center of New Braunfels to book an appointment.