Dangers from Hearing Device Misuse and Improper Care Because stories explain it so much better—we use the following illustration to explain the importance of caring for your hearing device. Although hearing devices can bring back a dulled sense of hearing when used properly, when misused hearing aids can do even more damage. That’s why, when my friend Jonathan got his hearing aid, his audiologists tested him to determine which hearing aid worked best for him and provided him with information on hearing aid insertion, removal and care. After he started using it, Jonathan complained a lot about headaches. He said that everything sounded too loud and jumbled together, and he didn’t like being in public for more than a couple of hours at a time. Jonathan got used to the way the hearing aid made things sound and finally got comfortable wearing it, but with comfort came laziness. He would fall asleep with his hearing aid in and he was bad about cleaning it when he took it out. When Jonathan started getting headaches again, he thought there was something wrong with the device, but what Jonathan had was a hearing infection caused exclusively by the misuse and improper care of his hearing device. While this is a story—you can see the importance of caring for your hearing device. California Hearing Aid Professionals 720 S. Euclid Street Ste. 6, Anaheim, California, 92802, 714-776-8757 130 W. Route 66 Ste 210, Glendora, California, 91740, 626-963-7200
According to the doctors, when a person doesnâ€™t follow a proper care regimen with his or her hearing device, the device may cause wax build-up inside the ear, and a dirty hearing aid transports germs and dirt into the ear canal where it can lead to infection, which causes symptoms like the headaches that Jonathan suffered. So, itâ€™s important to keep both the hearing aid and ear canal clean. Keep hearing devices clean with at least a nightly wipe-down with a dry cloth, and occasional deeper cleaning, and keep your ear canals clean with at-home ear-cleaning solutions or regularly scheduled cleanings with your hearing aid professional.
California Hearing Aid Professionals 720 S. Euclid Street Ste. 6, Anaheim, California, 92802, 714-776-8757 130 W. Route 66 Ste 210, Glendora, California, 91740, 626-963-7200