How to Maintain Your Rexton Hearing Aids

Caring for your Rexton hearing aids is simple and requires only some minor additions to your daily routine. Your hearing instruments are sophisticated and fragile pieces of technology, making regular maintenance essential for preserving their lifespan and functionality.

After being fitted, most of your day will be spent wearing your hearing aids. This will expose your devices to everything from severe climate conditions, moisture and debris, and more. While cleaning your devices with a brush or wax pick is one way to keep your instruments free from particle buildup, you may want to do more to prevent them from exposure to certain harmful conditions.

Top Maintenance Tips

A daily maintenance routine is the most effective way to ensure your devices continue to work at their best. Whether you have recently been fitted with hearing aids or have worn them for years, these tips will certainly help you save money on potential repair or replacement costs in the future:

  1. Keep your hands clean – When dirt and oils from your skin are passed on to your hearing aids, you risk damaging the electrical units inside. For this reason, your hands should be clean and dry before handling your Rexton devices.
  2. Don’t forget to power down – Leaving your hearing aids on while not in use could shorten the battery life or put unnecessary strain on the electronics. Make sure to always turn your devices off when they are out of your ear. Occasionally, you may want to clean the contact points of your batteries by removing them to guarantee that your instruments’ connections are functioning.
  3. Keep it cool – When storing your Rexton hearing aids, choose a cool, dry place to keep the internal parts from overheating.
  4. Change your batteries – If your devices do not come with rechargeable batteries, they will need to be replaced. To avoid problems, replace your batteries well before they are drained and keep an extra set when traveling.
  5. Watch your filter – Hearing aid filters are likely to become clogged with accumulated particles, so you will need to have them occasionally changed by a hearing care professional.
  6. Recharge every night – Rexton’s rechargeable devices should be left in the charging unit provided before going to sleep so you can avoid battery and performance issues.
  7. Avoid hard surfaces – When removing your hearing aids, keep them away from hard surfaces. This way, your devices will be protected if they are accidentally dropped.

What to Avoid

Now that you know how best to keep your hearing aids clean and secure, here is a list of things to avoid when it comes to maintenance:

  1. Hearing aids aren’t toys – But they may look like one to a pet or small child. Never leave your hearing aids or batteries in a place where they will be mishandled, chewed, or even swallowed. In addition to potentially losing your device, the chemicals inside hearing aid batteries could do serious harm if ingested.
  2. Medical equipment – Certain medical procedures such as a CAT, MRI, or other electromagnetic scan can permanently damage your hearing aids. Always inform any medical professional about your condition and take your hearing aids out before beginning these types of scans.
  3. During your beauty routine – Hair dryers and any type of spray commonly applied when getting ready to go out should only be used after your hearing aids have been removed.
  4. Don’t do-it-yourself – If your hearing aids are having technical problems, bring them to a licensed professional immediately. Trying to fix the device by yourself using tools at home will likely lead to permanent damage to the receiver and other internal parts.
  5. Dry is always best – Hearing aids should never be worn while swimming or in the shower, as water will almost certainly corrode the inside of your device.
  6. Overheating – Exposure to sunlight or excessive heat in a car or in another space can overheat your hearing aids and should be avoided.

Still have questions? Contact a hearing care professional

Most hearing aid concerns can be addressed by a licensed hearing care professional. If you are worried about your devices’ performance or would like to schedule a repair, you can find a Rexton specialist in your area to help keep your hearing aids working as they should.