The benefits of hearing aids go beyond just helping you hear better. They let you stay connected to the world and improve your physical, mental and emotional health.
It’s important to maximize the benefits you get from hearing aids in a way that fits your lifestyle. Hearing aid accessories can help improve your hearing experience and simplify your life.
Advanced Technology Keeps You Connected
Wireless accessories utilize Bluetooth™ to connect your hearing aids with the world around you. They can connect directly to your phone and stream your favorite music and TV. They are also great at helping you hear better in situations where there is a lot of background noise or distance between you and the sound you want to hear. For example, wireless microphones let you tune in and hear what speakers are saying in large venues like the Topeka Performing Arts Center.
Tools to Keep Your Hearing Aids Clean and Safe
Hearing aids that are weakened or damaged don’t do you any good. This is why it’s so important to keep to a regular cleaning schedule and have checkups with your hearing specialist. There are several accessories available that help you keep your hearing aids clean, safe and working well.
Hearing Aid Cleaning Kits
Cleaning kits are a great tool for keeping your device performing well. While you can just use a dry, soft cloth to wipe your hearing aids at night, cleaning kits give you more tools, like a wax removal brush and a tube and vent cleaner, for a deeper clean.
Earwax filters prevent earwax from entering your hearing aid. Earwax buildup can damage the electronic components of your device. With earwax filters, you can prolong the life of your hearing aids and experience quality hearing for a longer amount of time.
Speaking of damage, moisture and humidity can significantly weaken your hearing aids. Studies have shown that hearing aids exposed to more humidity are more likely to experience receiver failure.
One of the best ways to prevent moisture from building up is to invest in a drying box or dehumidifier. These are tiny boxes made specifically for hearing aids that use air and heat or, in the case of dehumidifiers, desiccants to dry out your device. Some drying boxes even use UV light to kill bacteria as well as dry your hearing aids.
For more information on these or other hearing aid accessories, or to schedule an appointment with a hearing aid expert, call Topeka ENT today.