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What Are Hearing Aid Accessories?

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If you use a hearing aid, you might be interested to learn about the vast array of hearing aid accessories that are now available. These help you to do a range of things with your hearing aid that weren’t otherwise possible and other accessories simply make using a hearing aid easier and more functional for you daily.

We’re going to talk about some of the most important and most interesting hearing aid accessories that are out there on the market right now. Using these might completely change and ultimately enhance how you use your hearing aid and what you’re able to do with it. You can learn more about each of them below, so read on now.

Cleaning tools

Some of the most common accessories available for hearing aids include cleaning tools. If you haven’t yet invested in some high-quality cleaning tools for your hearing aid, now is the time to do that. It enables you to keep your device functional and prevent some of the problems that can arise if your hearing aid isn’t properly cleaned.

It also ensures your hearing aid is more hygienic as you use it. When it comes to wearing and using your hearing aid each day, you obviously want to make sure that it’s clean so that you don’t experience problems such as infections because no one wants that. All in all, good cleaning tools are very important for all hearing aid users.

Batteries

This might not be the most exciting example of a hearing aid accessory, but they’re not less important. Batteries keep your hearing aid functioning and performing as you need it to and that’s obviously important. These days rechargeable hearing aids are available, but if you don’t have one of those, you’ll need batteries as your power source.

There are four different sizes available, and these are sizes 10, 312, 13 and 675. It’s a good idea to always have spare batteries of the correct size for your device; that way, you’ll be able to switch out the batteries whenever and wherever you need to if the need arises.

Dryers and dehumidifiers

If you’re someone who sweats a lot or if you live in a location that’s quite humid, making sure that your hearing aid can deal with this is vital. That’s where dryers and dehumidifiers step in. They can be used to draw out the moisture overnight while the hearing aid is not in use. There are different types of dehumidifiers that do this in different ways.

The newest and most technologically advanced dehumidifiers and dryers use UV light to dry out the hearing aid. This also sanitizes them. If you’re looking for a good dryer for your hearing aid, this is the type of device you should probably choose. Talk to am audiologist about it and you’ll have no trouble finding one that works for you.

Bluetooth streaming

Most of the best hearing aids can connect via Bluetooth. So, all you need is a device that allows for Bluetooth audio streaming, and you can essentially stream directly to your hearing aid. It’s a great way to listen to audio while watching a movie or simply listening to music. 

It can make the process of streaming and enjoying content much more enjoyable and simpler. Be sure to make the most of this development in technology if you’re looking to make the most of your device. It’s something that’s very easy to do and you might already have everything you need.

Assistive listening devices 

Assistive listening devices are accessories that allow you to adapt the capabilities of your hearing aid when you’re in specific circumstances. For example, they’re often used to make listening easier in conferences, lectures and classrooms. But they can also do other things.

Sometimes, they can connect to your phone to make it easier to take phone calls. And they can even connect to alarms to make it easier to wake up on time each morning. Some people use them to connect to their doorbell, so they know when someone is at the door.

If you have an interest in learning more about hearing aids and the kinds of hearing aid accessories that we’ve discussed here, you should get in touch and arrange a time to meet with one of the team members at Awender Audiology. For questions, concerns or to simply schedule an appointment, you can call our office at (815) 235-3277.