How do hearing aid wax filters work?

How to put the rubber bands on the earphones

It is necessary to clean the earphones daily to prevent them from getting damaged and to keep them in perfect condition for as long as possible. If they are not cleaned properly, they can be damaged. Follow all our tips to do it correctly depending on the type of hearing aid you use. It is important to keep in mind that each type of hearing aid requires specific steps.

For a perfect maintenance of your hearing aids, daily cleaning is not enough. The ear canal produces earwax, which is one of the main causes of hearing aid problems. The filters make that the wax that our ear produces does not enter the hearing aid damaging it, they prevent the entrance to the earphone or to the sound channel.

Generally speaking, we would say that an adequate frequency is every two months or so. However, this varies depending on each user since not all people produce the same amount of earwax.

The procedure is very simple and is the same regardless of the type of hearing aid you use: behind-the-ear or custom-made hearing aids. The only change is where the filter is placed in the hearing aid.

How is the hearing aid cleaned?

Use a soft cloth with the hearing instrument cleaning spray or the hearing instrument cleaning wipes to clean the surface of the hearing instrument from earwax and debris. Clean the area where the sound comes out of the hearing instrument with the hearing instrument cleaning brush.

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How do I clean GAES hearing aids?

It is recommended to spray the spray on a part of the chamois, clean the device and other components and, three minutes later, dry it with the dry part of the chamois. Cleaning wipes, which can be used as a substitute for the spray, especially for travel.

What cleaning and care do BTE hearing aids require?

As a general rule, clean the hearing instruments daily with a soft, dry cloth. Before handling the hearing instruments, make sure that your hands are clean and dry. The earpiece of the RITE (receiver-in-the-ear) hearing instruments should be cleaned regularly with a cloth to remove earwax.

Anti-cerumen filter

For a correct maintenance of the hearing aid, it is important to use dehumidification devices, especially if we tend to sweat. There are two systems: Dehumidification tablets or electrical systems, but the operation is the same. Every night, when we take off our hearing aids, we must remove the battery and introduce them without battery and with mold inside the dehumidifying device, if it is electric, or in an airtight container in which we will have previously introduced a dehumidifying tablet.

What happens if water gets into my hearing aids?

As you know, hearing aids are very fragile and the slightest contact with water can easily deteriorate or even damage them.

What is a hearing aid dehumidifier?

It is a drying system for hearing aids, which absorbs the humidity deposited in the hearing aid during the day, since sweat and the normal characteristics of certain climates can deteriorate the electronic parts of the hearing aid. For this reason, it is usual to use it at night.

How to clean Bluetooth headsets?

Fill a container with warm water and add a few drops of hand soap or liquid detergent. Dip a soft cotton or microfiber cloth into the solution, wring it out until it doesn’t drip, and then get to work!

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What is the name of the rubber bands of the hearing aids?

Filters help prevent wax and dirt from entering the inner part of the earpiece or blocking the sound channel. Therefore, it is important to make a visual inspection of their condition. If little wax or dirt is visible inside the earpiece, hearing aid maintenance tools can be used to clean the filter. If it is clogged, it is advisable to replace it with a new one, which will allow the user to have a better sound quality.

Anti-cerumen filters type HF3 and HF4 are dispensed in a wheel with the classic colors (blue and red) and have the tool to facilitate both the removal and the insertion of the new filter. There are two types, the most commonly used, the HF3 (3.11 mm diameter) and the HF4 (2.40 mm diameter).

To change the old filter, insert the tool into the sound outlet of the hearing aid to remove the old filter and pull it out. With the opposite end, insert the new filter by pressing and twisting to remove the tool.

How do they get their act together?

The polarity of the batteries is what helps them supply power to the device. The plus or + sign indicates the positive terminal. On AA, AAA, C and D batteries, the positive terminal should be slightly raised. The negative terminal of the battery should be flat, and may or may not have the minus mark, or – symbol.

How many batteries are in a hearing aid?

Hearing aid batteries come in packs of 6 batteries. That’s 3E per pack from a premium brand like Rayovac. So, as you can see, the battery doesn’t have to be an impediment to improving your hearing health.

How to charge hearing aid batteries?

When it comes to charging the battery, it is most common to use the special charger at night when the hearing instruments are not in use. However, as with telephones, it is possible to charge the battery when it runs out of power or at any other time when needed.

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How to clean the hearing systems

By Acclimatic we mean automatic gain adjustment over a given period of time. The acclimatization target and duration are individually adjusted for the end user. This allows new users in particular to gradually get used to the hearing systems.

Intelligent Acclimatic in all TL 16 and TL12 hearing systems with volume control. A manual volume adjustment is taken into account when speeding up or slowing down the automatic acclimatization process.

This ingenious technology automatically suppresses annoying wind noise and thus contributes to greater hearing and wearing comfort, especially during outdoor activities. If necessary, the directional microphone switches to omnidirectional and the gain of bass sounds is reduced to less than 1 kHz.

With AudioDirSelect, the focus direction can be set manually via an application (individual direction, determination of the desired direction). An automatically selected focus direction can be overwritten at any time.