• Treat your hearing aid as the valuable piece of equipment it is.
  • Remove your hearing aid before bathing or swimming.
  • Remove the battery or open the battery door when you take off the hearing aid at night.
  • Remove the battery if you are not going to use the hearing aid for an extended period of time.
  • Remove your hearing aid when you are fixing your hair, particularly if you use hair spray.
  • Clean your hearing aid with a dry cloth every night before going to bed.
  • Keep your ear mold free from wax.
  • Remove your hearing aids if you are going to be exposed to excessive heat.
  • Turn off your aid before putting it on or taking it off.
  • Call your hearing aid dispenser if you are having problems.


  • Drop your hearing aid on a hard surface.
  • Let your hearing aid get wet.
  • Expose your hearing aids to extreme heat.
  • Use hair spray when you are wearing your aid.
  • Leave your hearing aid where it can be picked up by small children or animals.
  • Leave new or used batteries where children can reach them – they are deadly if swallowed.
  • Attempt to repair your hearing aid yourself.
  • Take off or put on your hearing aid with the switch in the “on” position.

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