Cleaning Guidelines For Hearing Aids

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Cleaning Guidelines For Hearing Aids

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What you can do to ensure your hearing aids are sanitized and cleaned for optimum performance.

Your hearing aids can be a home for a whole mess of dirt and bacteria.  If you don’t clean them often enough or properly, you can risk damage to your hearing aids, or to your overall health.  Below is a step-by-step process to ensure your hearing aids are clean and sanitized for optimum performance.

  • Put on a pair of disposable nitrile gloves.
  • Wet a soft cloth with a 70-90% alcohol solution (isopropyl, Methyl or ethanol alcohol) with 10- 30% purified water.
  • Clean the hearing aids thoroughly with the cloth until no debris is visible. Dispose of the cloth in the proper receptacle.
  • Get a new cloth and wet it with the alcohol solution.
  • Gently clean the hearing aids again, for 60 seconds, making sure that all the surfaces are cleaned with the alcohol solution.
  • Do not submerge the hearing aids in the alcohol solution or any other fluid.
  • Throw away the cloth and gloves in the proper receptacle.
  • Place the hearing aids on a clean surface for a few minutes until completely dry.