You should keep your hearing aid well maintained to ensure it continues to function as it should. Depending on the type of aid, this can include:
- Replacing the battery
- Cleaning the tubing and domes
- Replacing the tubing and domes
- Cleaning the ear mould
In general, tubing should be replaced at least every 3 - 6 months, depending on the rate of build-up of earwax and other debris.
Some people are able to do this for themselves, others require help. Hi Kent runs Hearing Aid Maintenance Clinics across Kent to help anyone who has NHS hearing aids and requires help.
If you think your hearing aid still isn't working well for you after maintenance, you are entitled to return to your hearing aid provider for a follow-up. NHS hearing aid providers are mandated to provide hearing aids that are appropriate for your hearing needs. Please click here for contact details of NHS Audiology departments.