Cleaning CIC hearing aids
Some CIC hearing aids
have a special short vent tube with an opening near the sound outlet. Follow these steps to clean it:
- Remove your hearing aid’s battery
- The wax-removing tool for a Widex CIC hearing aid has a long and a short end. There is a tiny ball at the tip of the longer end, which is used for clearing this vent.
- Insert the long end of the wax-removing tool into the opening of the vent near the tip of the hearing aid.
- Turn the hearing aid so that the open battery drawer is facing downwards, and allow any earwax to be pushed out through the hearing aid.
- Use the short end of the wax-removing tool to remove any wax that has accumulated around the microphone opening on the battery drawer.
- Guide the short end of the wax-removing tool through the microphone opening on the battery drawer from the inside.
Cleaning your hearing aid wax guard
A wax guard is a special type of filter that is placed in the sound outlet. The filter helps to prevent wax and dirt from entering the sound channel.
If your hearing aid has a wax guard, it is important to remove any wax or dirt that has accumulated around it. Use the soft cloth or small brush for this purpose.
Some people produce more earwax than others, so the amount of times your wax guard needs changing will vary.NOTE:
Even with careful cleaning, wax and dirt can become lodged in the hearing aid and cause it to malfunction. This can make your hearing aid sound weak or distorted. If this happens, return your hearing aid to your hearing care dispenser for service.
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, you can protect your hearing investment and enjoy greater peace of mind.