There are dozens of hearing aid accessories on the market. These devices can serve many purposes. Depending on your lifestyle and needs, your Louisville audiologist may recommend accessories that can improve your hearing or make your life with hearing aids simpler. Here’s a look at some types of accessories we offer.
Batteries & Parts
Along with batteries, your hearing aids may come with replaceable parts including wax guards, filters and tubing. You should always have spare components and batteries on hand; many people choose to keep extras in several places, such as at home, work or in a portable bag. By staying well stocked and being prepared you can avoid ever being stuck with a poorly working or nonfunctional hearing aid.
Cleaning Tools & Dehumidifiers
Cleaning your hearing aids every night is an important part of keeping them functioning at their best. While surface cleaning can be done with a soft cloth, cleaning tools and kits are the best way to ensure your devices are truly clean every night. You may also choose to invest in a dehumidifier, which removes all moisture and earwax from the device while you sleep. The better you clean and care for your hearing aids, the more likely they are to work well for as long as possible.
Despite the fact that today’s hearing aids are far more advanced than past styles, you still may struggle to hear in certain listening environments such as cars, bars and loud events. Microphone accessories are a great solution to this problem, as they are small, discreet, portable and effective. Most microphones are small clips or pen-shaped objects that can be worn on the clothing of whomever you’re speaking to. These devices send the sound of the speaker’s voice directly to your hearing aid, making listening a breeze even in very noisy environments.
While many of today’s hearing aids are Bluetooth compatible, not all devices can stream sound wirelessly without a connective accessory. Wireless accessories come in many shapes and sizes, but they all perform the same basic function — transmit sound from a wireless-enabled device (including smartphones, computers, TVs, MP3 players and in-car entertainment systems) directly to your hearing aid. These devices allow you to hear everything you need clearly, conveniently and comfortably.
Call Heuser Hearing Institute at (502) 584-3573 for more information or to schedule an appointment.