If you wear a hearing aid it can be easy to take it for granted, that's until it gets broken or damaged and you have to pay a lot of money to have it repaired. The good news is that you can easily avoid costly repairs and replacements using the tips below. Remember that your hearing aid device is a delicate piece of technology

Clean Them Carefully 

From the minute you wake up in the morning until you go to bed at night you will be wearing your hearing aid. This is what it is designed for so there is no need to worry about wearing it out; still, you need to take good care of it throughout the day to maintain its functionality and extend its lifetime. 

Your hearing aid should come with some brushes and picks to clean out the earwax from the device, this is important to regularly maintain the device. When you remove your hearing aid in the evening it's also a good idea to wipe it down with a soft cloth. Use cleaning solvents instead of water. 

Try Not to Drop Them 

When you wear a device of any kind, whether it is glasses, contact lenses or hearing aids it can sometimes feel like an inconvenience. If you want to go swimming for example you want to take the device off quickly and plunge right in. But take some extra care, especially with a hearing device. 

Dripping a hearing aid, even from a small height, can cause it to break irreparably. That's the worst-case scenario, the best case is you will have to pay to have it repaired. Avoid these consequences by taking some extra care to remove your device when you won't be using it. Always sit and use a towel to catch it. 

Remember to Take Them Out 

About taking your hearing aid out, it's important to do this sometimes, even if your device says that it is water-resistant and can handle the swimming pool. Many devices these days are designed to handle water but that doesn't mean they are invincible. If you swim with yours often you might find it will start to malfunction.

Remember to safely remove your device before swimming or going to a sauna. Sit and remove the device with a towel off your lap so it doesn't fall and crack. Also, remember to store it safely in its case away from sources of heat and moisture. 

Hearing aid devices are quite sophisticated these days, they have a range of new features and modifications that allow you to use them in the rain or in extreme temperatures. But it's still a good idea to exercise caution when using your device in these conditions to avoid costly repairs. 

You should also take care of your hearing device in the evening before you go to bed and in the morning. Don't wear your hearing aid device in bed because it might get damaged when you turn in the night. A broken hearing aid can be costly to repair or replace so it's better to protect it.