Hearing Aid Accessories
The latest in hearing aid technology has brought with it accessories that are designed to help you take care of your hearing aids, hearing aid batteries and stay connected to the rest of the modern world. Hearing aid accessories can help you hear the world around you and make the most of your hearing aids and overall listening experiences. Most hearing aid accessories are optional, but some are definitely necessary. Here is a list of those you should consider having.
- Hearing Aid Batteries: All hearing aids require a power source unless you have a rechargeable hearing aid that doesn’t use batteries. Most hearing aids use disposable batteries and some rechargeable batteries are now available too. Disposable batteries are available in different size packages.
- Hearing Aid or Battery Chargers: If your batteries or hearing aid is rechargeable, then you will need a battery charger or hearing aid charger.
- Tubing, Domes, and Tips: Depending on what type of hearing aid you have, you might need extra replacement pieces for the tubing, domes, and tips.
- Wax Guards: These protect your hearing aids from ear wax.
- Cleaning Supplies: Regular cleaning and routine maintenance will protect the investment you have made in your hearing aids. Common hearing aid cleaning tools include:
- Hearing aid cleaning brush,
- Wax pick or wire loop,
- Multitool with a brush and wax loop,
- Hearing aid case to protect your hearing aid when you aren’t wearing it.
- Hearing Aid Dehumidifier: If you live in a humid climate, spend lots of time outdoors, or perspire more than average, you might be exposing your hearing aids to moisture that can damage them. A dehumidifier or dry and store unit will help prolong the life of your hearing aids.
- Bluetooth Streaming Devices: Many newer hearing aids are Bluetooth compatible, so you can use that technology to connect your hearing aid to your phone, music listening devices, or the television.
- Assistive Listening Devices: Accessories like these can help you hear better with your hearing aids in challenging environments like loud rooms, classrooms, lecture halls, theaters, and music concerts. Some assistive listening devices help in other ways like connecting your hearing aids to your home phone or vibrating as your morning alarm or doorbell.
- Hearing Protection: Remember to protect your ears in situations that might further damage your hearing due to noise induced trauma. Different types of hearing protection accessories are available to ensure that your hearing doesn’t suffer when in loud situations.
- Lifestyle Hearing Aid Accessories: If you are active, there are different hearing aid accessories that are made to help you enjoy your hobbies like sweatbands to prevent sweat from getting in, or clips to prevent your hearing aids from falling out during activity.