You just got fitted for a hearing aid and you can’t wait to hear all the sounds you’ve been missing. Then you find out there’s a list of hearing accessories that you may also need. Don’t worry, there is some maintenance involved with caring for your hearing device, but upkeep is not costly or complicated.
The skilled audiologists at Audiology Affiliates will show you what you need — and what you don’t — to get the most out of your hearing aid.
Basic Hearing Aid Accessories
- Batteries: Some hearing aids run on rechargeable batteries, but many still depend on traditional disposable batteries.
- Hearing Aid Battery Tester: A tester can help ensure that you’re never caught off guard with a low battery.
- Hearing Aid Dehumidifier or “Dry Spot”: Moisture can cause damage to the sensitive inner-workings of a hearing aid. A dehumidifier is recommended for people who live in humid regions or must expose their hearing devices to excessive moisture. Some dehumidifiers also sanitize the hearing aid as it dries.
- Wax Brushes, Picks, and Guards: These items help prevent ear wax from seeping into or clogging the hearing aid.
Other accessories that can improve your hearing and make life with hearing loss easier include: phone pads, telephones with volume control, hearing aids that are Bluetooth compatible and personal amplifiers.
For your convenience, most of the basic hearing accessories you need can typically be purchased in a convenient hearing aid kit at Audiology Affiliates. The right hearing aid accessories will help you speak and listen with confidence, so ask your audiologist for more information about hearing loss solutions.