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Many people wear hearing aids, and learning how to look after the device is all part of the process, but people often do not realise that a yearly tune up is important. Hearing aids that are weak, or do not function at their best, are not able to offer the best hearing experience, so it’s advisable to make this a regular part of your maintenance routine.
Here at Hidden Hearing, we stock many different types of hearing devices, including popular invisible hearing aids that sit entirely inside the ear canal and cannot be seen by other people. Our audiologists can help you to find the best match for your hearing loss and your lifestyle, and advise you on how to prolong the life of your hearing aid and keep it in great condition.
What Is A Hearing Aid Tune Up?
Most people understand the importance of an annual dental check and regular eyesight tests, and a hearing aid tune up is another essential process that allows your audiologist to adjust your hearing aid for a better performance. A hearing aid tune up will include:
- Checking hearing aid batteries. You will have been taught how to change your hearing aid batteries at home, and this is usually a simple procedure using colour-coded batteries. How often your batteries need changing will depend upon type and usage, but your device will usually beep or lose power to alert you to low batteries. At a hearing aid tune up, your audiologist will check your batteries and discuss performance with you to ensure you are getting the most from your hearing aid.
- Cleaning hearing aids. Cleaning your hearing aid is a daily task, and is vital to remove wax and moisture from your devices. Blockages can cause serious hearing impairment and shorten the life of your hearing aids, and your audiologist will teach you how to prevent these problems by using a cloth and brush to clean them. Sometimes, however, you will need a deeper clean to ensure that your devices are operating at their best, and this can be carried out during your annual tune up.
- Improving hearing experience. A hearing aid is a highly sensitive device, and it is important to ensure it is correctly tuned in order to get the best hearing experience. Minor adjustments in programming can make a big difference to the way you hear, and you may find that your hearing levels have altered during the year and that changes to your prescription are needed.
- Ensuring you are satisfied. Part of your aftercare process involves checking that you are using the very best hearing solution for you, and this means keeping up to date with the newest technology available to you. A yearly tune up is a good time for your audiologist to ensure that you are happy with the way your hearing aid works for you, and you may find that he or she can recommend a better device to give you a more efficient hearing experience.
Book a Free Hearing Check-Up at Hidden Hearing
Hidden Hearing is Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions, and our national network includes over seventy-five branches and clinics. We offer free hearing tests and our experienced audiologists will help you to find the best solution for your lifestyle. Contact Hidden Hearing online today, or pop into your local branch