Hearing Aid Accessories In Austin
Each patient is special to us, so the dedicated hearing care professionals at Austin Hearing Services will take the time to get to know you in order to determine the best hearing solutions for you. As part of that commitment we will show you what you need as far as accessories go – and what you don’t – to get the most out of your hearing aid. You just got fitted for a hearing aid and you can’t wait to hear all the sounds you’ve been missing. Then you find out there’s a list of hearing accessories that you may also need. Don’t worry, there is some maintenance involved with caring for your hearing device, but as you’ll see from the list below, upkeep is not costly or complicated.
General Upkeep Accessories For Hearing Aids
Hearing Aid Batteries:
Some hearing aids run on rechargeable batteries but many still depend on disposable batteries. The batteries come in various sizes which produce different power outputs. The batteries have a designated colour and number which remains constant across manufacturers globally. The numbers are 10, 312, 13 and 675 and the numbers are yellow, brown, orange and blue. Depending on the size and power needs of your hearing aid, you should expect to get between ten and fourteen days out of each cell (individual battery). Most modern wireless hearing aids are slightly more power hungry than previous hearing aids and you should expect to get anything from five to seven days from each cell.
h5>Hearing Aid Dehumidifier :
Moisture can cause damage to the sensitive electronic componenets of a hearing aid. A dehumidifier is recommended for people who live in humid regions or who expose their hearing devices to excessive moisture. Dehumidifiers can be as simple as a plastic tub that you place a drying tablet in, or complex electronic devices. Some of the electronic dehumidifiers also sanitize the hearing aid as it dries.
Wax Brushes, Picks, And Guards
These items help prevent ear wax from seeping into or clogging the hearing aid. The wax guard acts as a physical barrier to stop wax entering the sound port of the hearing aid. It is important that it is replaced when it becomes clogged, because if it isn’t there is a possibility that the wax may by-pass it. If wax enters the receiver (speaker) of the hearing aid it will do damage and your ability to hear clearly will be affected.
Ear Wax Remover:
For people that produce a lot of wax there are many solutions available that assists in dissolving the wax and allowing the normal migration process continue.
This is a soothing and refreshing ear lotion that can be utilized for ear hygiene and itching ears.
Assistive Listening Devices In Austin
Streamers – There are a variety of devices that allow for real time streaming of audio from peripheral devices. These devices can include cell phones, TVs, MP3 players, computers and other electronic devices that contain bluetooth technology or offer an audio out/mic jack. Nearly all of the hearing aid manufacturers we deal with offer connective streaming devices that will connect to their hearing aids.
Siemens Assistive Devices
Siemens easyTek connects your hearing instruments to many different Bluetooth-enabled devices
The easyTek App lets you control the easyTek via your smartphone – for added convenience, discretion and functionality
The touchControl App turns your smartphone into a discreet remote control for your hearing aid settings
miniTek syncs your high-tech devices with your hearing aids.
easyPocket™ is a sleek, easy-to-use remote control for convenient hearing instrument adjustments.
VoiceLink’s microphone connects your hearing aids to the person speaking.
Other accessories that can improve your hearing and make life with hearing loss easier include phone pads, telephones with volume control, hearing aids that are Bluetooth compatible and a personal amplifier. And for your convenience, most of the basic hearing accessories you need can typically be purchased in a hearing aid kit. The right hearing aid accessories help you speak and listen with confidence.