Hearing Health Tips
Tips for Hearing Aid Wearers:
- Care for your hearing aids daily. Remove any wax or debris with a soft toothbrush or dry cloth.
- Carry an extra set of batteries with you to ensure you hear every moment
- Open the battery door of your hearing aid when not in use to save on battery life.
- Try not to constantly adjust the volume of your devices. You will adjust to your hearing aids more quickly if they stay at a constant volume.
- Though some hearing aids are water resistant, you should always dry your devices immediately when exposed to moisture.
- We recommend storing your devices in a hearing aid dehumidifier when not in use, especially on humid days.
Tips for Family and Friends:
- Offer to attend a hearing healthcare appointment with your family member or friend. It can help them become more comfortable with treating their hearing loss.
- Try eliminating other noises when having a conversation. By turning off a TV or turning down a radio, you can increase the ease of their listening.
- Speak directly at them. People with hearing loss often find it much easier to understand dialogue when they can see the speaker’s lips move.
- Sitting near a wall at a restaurant can help cut down on some of the additional noise, which makes it easier to hear.
- Try getting the listener's attention before speaking. They will have a much easier time understanding if they know you’re talking to them.