Tips for Hearing Aid Users
Hearing aids can cause irritation, itchiness, and even ear infections. Improper use and neglect can also affect your hearing aid performance. Here are some tips to help you avoid medical issues and enjoy better performance from your hearing aids.
Earwax can clog your sound ports and affect how you hear sounds. If your ear canal is filled with wax, it interferes with the natural resonance in your ear, affecting the pitch and volume of sounds. Using Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer at bedtime every day can help keep your ears clear of excess wax.
Many first-time hearing aid users experience irritation from hearing aids. This can be caused by excess moisture in your ears. Many conditions that lead to itchiness and dryness are actually caused by excess moisture. This excess moisture can also lead to bacterial growth and infection. To minimize your risk of irritation, try to stay in low-humidity environments and make sure your ears and hearing aids stay dry after showering, swimming, etc. Also, do not clean your ears with Q-tips.
Neglecting to clean your earmolds (the part of a hearing aid that fits inside your ear canal) can also lead to infection. If you don’t clean your earmolds, you are putting bacteria into a warm, moist, and dark place, which is perfect for their growth. Keeping your ears clean with Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer and keeping your earmolds clean with a mild commercial cleaner will help to prevent ear infection caused by your hearing aids.
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My ear doctor has given me Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream for itching ears with my hearing aids but they still have some dryness and itchiness to them. Is it okay and appropriate to smear a drop of the Comfort Ear on the portion of the hearing aid before I insert it in my ear in the morning?
We recommend that hearing aids be removed before using Comfort Ear Natural Moisturizer. It is not a good idea to apply any cream or oil to your hearing aids.
Thanks for the hearing aid tips. I am preparing to get hearing aids soon, and I want to make sure I have all the information I need to take care of them and get the most out of them. I like that you mentioned to make sure your ears and hearing aids stay dry to decrease irritation. I will keep that in mind.
Why should hearing aids users apply the drops only at bedtime? And—– am I supposed to go to sleep with cotton in my ears? That does not sound appealing. Please advise.
You should apply Comfort Ear™ Natural Moisturizer only when you are NOT wearing your hearing aids. That’s why we recommend it at bedtime. And, yes, you should go to sleep with cotton in your ears so the solution stays inside while you sleep. You only need a small bit of cotton, not the whole cotton ball directly from the package. I do this myself and do not find it unpleasant.