Your hearing aids are switched on and supporting you all day long. To keep them in good working order, it is essential to take care of them properly. In this section, we have lots of great advice on how to keep them in tip top condition.
Wipe your ITE hearing aid using a soft, dry cloth or special moist cleaning wipe. These are available from our online shop. Make sure no liquid gets into the microphone or other openings.
ITE hearing aids have a filter system to make sure that no wax gets inside. This filter system should be changed regularly – your Hearing Aid Audiologist will show you how when your hearing aids are fitted, or you can refer to your instruction manual. You can also remove wax with a small, soft brush – these usually come with your hearing aid or you can purchase them from our shop here.
Our charity partners, Action of Hearing Loss have lots of helpful resources on their website including top tips on how you can stay connected and communicating well, here’s some of what they have shared:
Undoubtedly, at the moment, we’re all making changes to our lives but there are some other simple steps you can take to help make sure you’re hearing as well as you can, here is some advice provided by our charity partner, Action on Hearing Loss:
Most TV channels have subtitles. Where they are available, you can usually get them by pressing the subtitles button on your remote control, or by pressing the menu button and following the options for language and subtitles.
However, the availability of subtitles can vary when you watch on-demand TV.
Most of the UK’s main broadcasters have an on-demand TV service:
Chatting on the phone
More than ever, we’re all going to be relying on phone calls to keep in touch with loved ones. If you’re struggling to hear what’s being said, it’s a good idea to make sure there’s no background noise when you’re on the call and also time the call for when you’re not too tired. It’s also a good idea to use video calls like Skype or FaceTime so you can use visual cues to help follow the conversation. Alternatively, there are services which will convert what’s being said into a text message, information can be found at relayuk.bt.com.