Caring for Your Hearing Aids: Dos and Don’ts

Proper care and maintenance of your hearing aids are crucial for ensuring they function optimally and last for years to come. At Purchase Ear Technology in Paducah, KY, Tim Harmon understands the importance of keeping your hearing aids in top condition. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide of dos and don’ts to help you take care of your valuable investment.


  1. Clean your hearing aids daily: Use a soft, dry cloth or a specialized cleaning tool provided by your hearing healthcare professional to gently wipe away any earwax or debris from the surface of your hearing aids. Avoid using water or cleaning solutions, as moisture can damage the electronic components.
  2. Inspect your hearing aids regularly: Take a few moments each day to visually inspect your hearing aids for any signs of damage or wear. Check the battery compartment, microphone ports, and tubing for debris or blockages that may affect performance.
  3. Store your hearing aids properly: When not in use, store your hearing aids in a dry, protective case to prevent damage from moisture, dust, or accidental drops. Keep them away from extreme temperatures and direct sunlight, which can also harm the delicate components.
  4. Replace batteries as needed: Keep spare batteries on hand and replace them as soon as you notice a decrease in performance or if your hearing aids emit a low battery warning signal. Dispose of used batteries properly according to local regulations.
  5. Follow your audiologist’s recommendations: Your audiologist will provide specific care instructions tailored to your hearing aids and your individual needs. Follow their advice for cleaning, maintenance, and troubleshooting to ensure optimal performance and longevity.


  1. Expose your hearing aids to moisture: Avoid wearing your hearing aids while swimming, showering, or engaging in water-related activities. Moisture can damage the internal components and lead to costly repairs or replacements.
  2. Use harsh chemicals or solvents: Refrain from using alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or other harsh chemicals to clean your hearing aids, as they can corrode the casing or cause electrical malfunctions. Stick to gentle cleaning methods recommended by your audiologist.
  3. Forget to remove your hearing aids before bedtime: Take your hearing aids out before going to bed to give your ears a chance to rest and prevent discomfort or irritation. Place them in their protective case overnight to keep them safe and clean.
  4. Ignore warning signs: If you notice any changes in the performance of your hearing aids, such as distorted sound, feedback, or difficulty adjusting volume levels, don’t ignore them. Contact your audiologist promptly to schedule a check-up and address any issues before they worsen.

By following these dos and don’ts for caring for your hearing aids, you can ensure they continue to provide clear, reliable sound for years to come. If you have any questions or concerns about maintaining your hearing aids, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Purchase Ear Technology by calling (270) 558-3996. We’re here to help you enjoy the benefits of better hearing every day.

At Purchase Ear Technology, you are more than a patient.  YOU ARE FAMILY!