If you have a deficiency in hearing, you'll only be able to live a normal life with a fully functioning hearing aid. While most hearing aids are made to last with quality materials and first rate craftsmanship, you'll always need to be concerned with loose head hairs penetrating the machine. To ensure that you completely rid your hearing aid of loose hairs with a minimum amount of effort, pay attention to these two tips.
Use A Pair Of Tweezers To Pluck Stubborn Hairs From The Tube
When you look at your hearing aid, you should see both the earphone that you put on your ear and a tube that connects it to the main body with all the electronics. If the tube has hair or anything else in it, it'll either transmit sound poorly or not function at all.
Luckily, clearing the tube of loose hairs is a relatively simple task. All you have to do is gently push a small pair of tweezers through the tube and grab onto any stuck hairs that you can see. As long as you don't pierce the tube by pressing too hard with your tweezers, you shouldn't run into any problems.
While this job is obviously much easier if your hearing aid's tube is transparent, it can still be done if it's opaque. Simply straighten out the tube and hold it up to a light; if you see a loose hair, don't let up with your tweezers until you pull it out.
Detach The Tube And Gently Shake The Hearing Aid Body To Force Out Any Hairs
Since the small electronic parts in your hearing aid's main body are relatively fragile, you can't just poke around in the compartment with a pair of tweezers. Instead, you'll have to detach the tube, turn the hearing aid body upside down, and gently shake it until all of the loose hairs in it fall out.
In order to check how many hairs you still need to get out of the hearing aid body, shine a flashlight down the hole that the tube normally goes in. While you might find it difficult to shine light over all parts of the hearing aid, you'll certainly be able to do it if you're patient and careful.
It's natural to panic when an expensive piece of equipment like a hearing aid suddenly stops working. But as long as your problem is a hair infestation rather than an electronic malfunction, there's no need to fret.