At our hearing practice, we believe that hearing aids are the best treatment for hearing loss. They are discreet, comfortable to wear, and can significantly improve your hearing. However, to get the most out of your hearing aids, you need to have the right accessories. In this article, we will discuss the most common hearing aid accessories and how they can help improve your hearing aid experience.
Hearing Aid Batteries
One of the most important hearing aid accessories is the battery. Hearing aid batteries come in different sizes, which correspond to different hearing aid models. The battery life will depend on the type of hearing aid, the size of the battery, and the amount of use. We recommend keeping a supply of hearing aid batteries on hand so that you never run out.
Another important hearing aid accessory is the wax guard. Wax guards prevent earwax from clogging the hearing aid’s receiver and causing sound distortion. Some hearing aids come with built-in wax guards, while others require replaceable wax guards. We recommend changing your wax guards regularly to ensure optimal hearing aid performance.
Cleaning tools are essential for maintaining the hygiene and performance of your hearing aids. These tools include a brush for removing debris, a cloth for wiping down the hearing aids, and a tool for cleaning the receiver tube. We recommend cleaning your hearing aids daily to prevent earwax buildup and to prolong their lifespan.
Moisture can damage your hearing aids, so it’s important to keep them dry. Drying kits are designed to remove moisture from the hearing aids overnight. Some drying kits use a desiccant, while others use UV-C light to kill bacteria and viruses. We recommend using a drying kit regularly to keep your hearing aids in top condition.
Remote controls and streamers allow you to control your hearing aids from a distance. Remote controls allow you to adjust the volume and program settings without touching your hearing aids.
Bluetooth streamers are accessories that can connect your hearing aids to other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smartphones, TVs, and music players. They essentially act as a bridge between your hearing aids and the device, allowing the audio signal to be streamed wirelessly to your hearing aids.
With a Bluetooth streamer, you can listen to music, watch TV, take phone calls, and even hear GPS directions directly through your hearing aids. This can be especially useful in situations where you need to hear the audio clearly and without distractions.
Bluetooth streamers can also provide more convenience and control over your hearing aids. Some streamers come with remote controls, allowing you to adjust the volume and settings on your hearing aids directly from the streamer. This can be helpful in situations where you may not be able to reach your hearing aids or need to make adjustments discreetly.
It’s worth noting that not all hearing aids are compatible with Bluetooth streamers, so it’s important to check with your hearing care professional or the manufacturer to determine which streamer is right for your hearing aids.
Which hearing aid manufacturers sell accessories?
Most hearing aid manufacturers offer a variety of accessories that are designed to work with their specific hearing aids. Some popular hearing aid manufacturers that sell accessories include:
- Phonak: Phonak sells a wide range of accessories for their hearing aids, including remote controls, TV streamers, and wireless microphones.
- Oticon: Oticon offers accessories such as remote controls, TV streamers, and a variety of wireless microphones.
- Widex: Widex sells accessories such as remote controls, TV streamers, and a variety of wireless microphones.
- ReSound: ReSound offers a variety of accessories such as remote controls, TV streamers, and wireless microphones, as well as a unique hearing aid charger that can charge hearing aids while on the go.
- Signia: Signia offers accessories such as remote controls, TV streamers, and a variety of wireless microphones.
- Starkey: Starkey sells a range of accessories including remote controls, TV streamers, and wireless microphones.
It’s important to note that not all accessories will work with every hearing aid model, so it’s best to consult with a hearing care professional or the manufacturer to ensure compatibility.
At our hearing practice, we understand that each person’s hearing needs are unique. That’s why we offer a range of hearing aid accessories to enhance your hearing aid experience. Our hearing professionals are experts in hearing care and can help you choose the right accessories for your specific needs.
If you suspect that you have hearing loss or need help with your hearing aids, please visit our hearing practice. Our team of hearing professionals will conduct a comprehensive hearing evaluation and recommend the best hearing aids and accessories for you. Don’t let hearing loss hold you back. Visit us today and start hearing your best!