Once you’ve cleaned your hearing aids, make sure you dry all the parts before you put them back together. Trapped moisture inside your hearing aids can damage them, and could even stop them working. If your hearing aid does get wet, never dry it using a device like a hairdryer, heater or microwave – high heat like this can soften and distort the plastic parts and damage the technology inside.
To dry your hearing aids properly you should use a drying box
or drying pouch. These are available from our online shop. We recommend that you store your hearing aids in a drying box at night. These dry your hearing aids electronically and use a UV light to ensure they’re completely clean. When you use a drying box, leave the battery compartment of each hearing aid open and take the batteries out.
You can also dry your hearing aids with a drying pouch or drying cup. These use silica gel to absorb the moisture, and they’re also available from our online shop.
Because hearing aids are sensitive to moisture, radiation and heat, you should store them in a clean, dry place. Try not to leave them in the kitchen or the bathroom, or near a source of heat. Leaving them in a specific place, out of the reach of children and pets, will keep them safe and make them easier to find when you need them.