Congratulations, you have been successfully fitted with a hearing aid and have discovered all those forgotten sounds…the dripping faucet, the birds singing outside, the sound of the wind outside the windows.  The world is a much more musical place.

It is important to remember that this device in your ear contains a lot of state-of-the-art technology and it is important that you maintain it as well as you can to get the very most out of your investment.

Here are our four top tips to ensure that your hearing aids stays in great condition:

 

1. Steer clear of moisture

Remember, this tiny device is full of complex electrics, so exposing it to a moist atmosphere could do damage. Though they are increasingly water resistant, it is best to play it safe when swimming or showering and leave them in their box. Should an accident happen, don’t try to dry the device with a hairdryer. The heat could do as much damage as the water.

 

2. Regularly de-wax

Let’s face it, you won’t be able to avoid the device meeting with ear wax, but it is important to regularly clean it. A soft toothbrush or cotton bud is ideal to gently sweep the surface daily, paying extra attention to the microphone and the receiver. You’ll also need to replace the wax filter when there is a build-up.

 

3. Change your batteries

Hearing aid batteries can actually cause damage if they are left in too long. If it looks like you won’t be using your device for a few days, take the opportunity to remove the batteries for a while to prevent corrosion and damage. Remember that the contacts need cleaning when batteries are replaced.

 

4. Be careful

Yes, hearing aids are much less delicate than they used to be, but they are still complex pieces of machinery that need to be handled with care. Make sure you store them out of the way of kids and pets, in a secure, dry container.

 

If you are looking for help or advice on how to care for your hearing aid, or anything to do with hearing loss, contact our friendly team at North Houston Hearing Solutions  today.

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Dr. Lacey Brooks, CCC-A, FAAA - Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Lacey Brooks, CCC-A, FAAA - Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Lacey Brooks received a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry in 2003, and earned her doctorate of audiology in 2009. She completed her clinical internships and residency at various facilities within Houston Medical Center. Dr. Brooks is a professional member of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), a member of the Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA), and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also the vice president of the Louisiana State University Houston Chapter Alumni Association.
    Staff at North Houston Hearing Solutions are amazing. They are always very attentive…

    “Staff at North Houston Hearing Solutions are amazing. They are always very attentive. Dr Lacey Robinson always takes the time to set my hearing aids exactly the way I want them. I have been a patient since 2008 and will continue to be for as long as they will have me”
    Brian Becvar

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    “I have been a patient of Dr Lacey’s for four years and she has been the best for me. She always treats me with respect. I would not consider going anywhere else. She is friendly and always has my best interest in her mind. All the staff is exceptional aswell”
    Dan Payne

    I have been seeing Dr Lacey Robinson at North Houston Hearing Solutions since November 2014. I have been very happy with the service....

    “I have been seeing Dr Lacey Robinson at North Houston Hearing Solutions since November 2014. I have been very happy with the service she and her associates have provided me. She is always willing to help me out even on short notice. I am very happy to have her as my audiologist. She goes the extra mile to ensure I am hearing like I should. Thank you Lacey!”
    Daniel Feuerbach

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    “Very professional, very friendly, very concerned with your total quality of life. The hearing aids have reduced the stress in my marriage. We can now agree on the volume on the tv”
    Dennis Agnelly

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    “The people in the office are very nice and helpful. I love Drs, they are ready to take care of you even if you don’t have an appointment. I would recommend for anyone who has hearing needs”
    Florangela Ceballos

    I felt that the audiologist and other staff were always on top of the service I receive...

    “I have been coming to North Houston Hearing Solutions since they moved into the new building. Over the years I have purchased several hearing aids. I have only had great service during all the times. I felt that the audiologist and other staff were always on top of the service I receive. From calling to remind me that it is time to check my hearing aid to helping wade through the insurance paperwork, they were always as nice as can be. I would go nowhere else for hearing aids and the service”
    Marla Lingle

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    “I’ve been coming to North Houston Hearing Solutions for 5 years now. Dr Lacey has kept me in ears (hearing aids) allowing me to hear without anyone knowing I have hearing aids in place. She has been great and the staff has exceeded my expectations”
    Robert Bush

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    “I love coming here for doctors visits. Dr Robinson is a great doctor and I enjoy our visits. As usual she takes good care of us. The hearing aid is great and we are always treated great”
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