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What is that Foul Odor on my Hearing Aid?

How can you prevent or keep the hearing aids and ears from having a very awful smell?

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Reducing Moisture Damage to Hearing Aids

I am working with a 17 year old who plays hockey and would like to wear his hearing aids on the ice. Can you advise on how best to manage moisture and potential for damage?

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Frequent Hearing Aid Failure

My hearing aid has been sent back to the manufacturer for repair three times in the last year and a half. Each time it comes back, the manufacturer reports that the problem was earwax. Is this possible? If so, what can I do to prevent this problem from

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How Do I Clean My Hearing Aids?

I wear In-the-Ear hearing aids. How should I keep them clean? I know I am not supposed to get them wet, but can I use hand wipes?

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How Do I Reactivate My Hearing Aid Desiccant?

I have been searching the Internet to no avail. Please give me directions on how to "reactivate" metal can desiccants.

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Cleaning Wax Stains from the Ear Mold

I have used baby wipes to clean my ear molds as advised but unfortunately I cannot get remove the stain from the ear wax. Can you please advise me if there is a cleaning solution which can be used to remove these brown stains, and where I can purchase it?

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When to Change Batteries

Do you think that if the battery quits on one hearing aid, you should change the other at the same time so that the voltage will be the same on both ears?

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How will I know if my child's hearing aids are working properly?

Parental involvement is very important when it comes to successful hearing aid fittings for children.

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Hearing Aid Batteries Only Lasting 4 Hours

From time to time, my batteries only last about 4 hours and I have to change them. These are fresh Rayovac batteries. Any suggestions?

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What is a Hearing Aid Dispenser?

Licensed hearing aid dispensers are trained to assess hearing and fit and service hearing aids.

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Rapid Discoloration of Earmold Tubing

I have a patient with BTEs. Within 2-weeks of use, his earmold tubes turn smokey-gray color. I've used Westone 13 Thick clear and Disappear tubing. Do you have any suggestions on how to keep the tubing from getting discolored so quickly? He does not pers

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Leaving the Battery Door Open for Longer Battery Life

Do you get improved battery life if you keep the battery door open at night with the hearing aid off? Are there any general guidelines for this on the different battery sizes?

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Can a Faulty Microwave Deprogram Hearing Aids?

Can a faulty microwave deprogram my aids? Both of my hearing aids seemed to have lost their programming at the same time. I had them both reprogrammed a couple weeks ago. Then, a few days ago, BOTH went nearly dead. I have been near a microwave, which

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How Do I Clean Wax in my Ears to Protect my Hearing Aids?

My hearing aid keeps getting wax in it. How do I clean my ears to keep this from happening?

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How Do You Care for Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids are simple to care for. Most hearing aid repairs are due to moisture and earwax accumulating in the hearing aid. The vast majority of these repairs are preventable....

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What to do if Your Hearing Aid Needs Repair

Prevention goes a long way in keeping your hearing aids working their best, but it’s important to know how to troubleshoot common problems and when to call a professional.

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Troubleshooting Common Hearing Aid Problems

Before you take your hearing aid in for repair, check to see if you can fix the problem yourself.

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Troubleshooting your hearing aids at home

Hearing aids are sensitive devices that need care, and some issues that may arise are easy to take care of from your home. 

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How Can I Extend My Hearing Aid Warranty?

There are several options available to hearing aid users whose manufacturer warranty is about to expire.

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Where should I go for hearing aid repairs?

Hearing aid repairs are best completed by the hearing aid manufacturer. Take your hearing aid to your local hearing center to have it sent in for repair.

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