Mid America Audiology Group

Hearing Aid Accessories

Beside the hearing aid itself, there are several other accesories one must be aware of. From cleaning to protecting, listed below are a few accesories that can help your hearing aids stay fully functioning. 

Batteries

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The battery is one of the most important accesories for all hearing aids. To fit the hearing aid, the batteries are quite small and range in their lifespan depending on size. Without a it, a hearing aid is unable to function at all. At Mid America Audiology Group, we sell a variety of hearing aid battery sizes to fit our wide selection of hearing aids. 

The sizes we sell in our office include:

  • 10
  • 13
  • 312
  • 675

Wax Guards

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Wax guards are one of the most important parts of a hearing aid. Their job is protect your hearing aid from any moisture or wax. It is reccomended to replace wax guards every month to ensure a long life and quality sound. For those who produce more earwax than average, it is best to replace your wax guards every two to three weeks instead. 

Domes

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Domes are the silicon shell covering the hearing aid speaker. Their job is to prevent wax or moisture from getting into each hearing aid. For the best sound quality, be sure to clean each dome from wax and moisture often. 

Dehumidifiers and Dryers

Dehumidifiers and Dryers are conditioning systems for all types of hearing instruments including traditional hearing systems as well as cochlear implant equipment, noise maskers, ear monitors, and more. While you sleep, it removes moisture, dries earwax, kills germs, and deodorizes your hearing instruments.

For most users, results can include:

  • Fewer repairs
  • Better sound quality
  • Relief from itchy ears
  • Longer battery life

At Mid America Audiology Group we have two types of Dehumidifiers available for our patients. 

Electric Dehumidifier

 This type of dehumidifier operates like a microwave, by heating up and extracting moisture from the hearing aids inside. 

Jar-Type Dehumidifier

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 This type of dehumidifier uses a cushion inside of a sealed container to absorb any moisture from inside your hearing aids. 

Learn more about hearing aid accessories available in Alton, Edwardsville, Granite City & surrounding areas in Southern Illinois with Mid America Audiology Group. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us today and we can help you find just what you need.