Maintaining Your Child’s Hearing Aid
If your child has recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, a hearing aid could be exactly what your child needs to help him or her hear more easily. After all, hearing does play a vital role in your child’s overall development.
Knowing how to maintain your child’s hearing aid is important to both you and your child. We’ve assembled a list of tips to help you keep your child’s hearing aid in exceptional condition.
- Store your child’s hearing aid in a cool, dry spot.
- Change hearing aid batteries often to ensure they don’t suddenly run out of power. Your audiologist can provide you with a general idea of how often you should change out the batteries.
- Switch off your child’s hearing aid when not in use. Remove the battery if your child will not be using the hearing aid for a long period of time.
- Remember to wipe your child’s hearing aid with a dry, clean tissue each time you remove it. This helps keep the hearing aid clear of dirt and earwax buildup.
- Make sure your child removes their hearing aid prior to swimming or showering.
As a parent, caring for your child’s hearing aid will essentially be your responsibility. However, over time it is best to teach these tips to your child so they can eventually care for their hearing aid on their own. If you have any questions about hearing aid maintenance or would like to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us here. Thanks for reading!