Changing wax guards on custom hearing aids
Hearing Solutions’ CASLPO registered Audiology Manager gives a tutorial on how to change wax guards on your custom hearing aids.
In this video, you can learn or get a little reminder on how to get wax or cerumen build-up out of your hearing aids and bring the sound back in.
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‘How to replace wax guards on custom hearing aids’ video tutorial
My name is Andreas Seelisch and I’m a registered audiologist working for Hearing Solutions.
One of the main reasons that hearing aid users come into the clinic after the fact is for normal wax blockage.
Wax production is a normal process of our ear and the hearing aids are actually designed to collect the wax so that it doesn’t damage important components within the device itself.
However, this process can be very gradual.
So, people aren’t always aware that the performance of their hearing aid is going down gradually.
Hearing aid manufacturers have designed devices so that the wax blockages can be managed by the patient very easily at home.
I’d like to show you how to take care of that with some common devices.
Hearing aid manufacturers have designed most hearing aids with a wax guard or filter system.
In a custom hearing aid, the tip that’s going into the ear has a very small filter attached to it.
That filter is changed with some sort of wax protection or wax filter.
One opens up the plastic packaging and there’s often instructions right there to help guide the patient.
Some sort of cartridge is taken out with a little filter attached.
There should also be some kind of prong that’s used to extract or take out the old filter.
That prong is placed inside of the old filter, it then grabs a hold of it and you can pull it out.
The other filter is then on the other side and is placed in its place and you’re done.
My name is Andreas Seelisch and I’m an audiologist with Hearing Solutions.
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