If you’re wondering what else you’ll need to complement your new hearing aid, here are some recommendations. Some accessories work only with a specific hearing aid model, but all these broad suggestions are suitable for nearly every hearing aid owner.
First of all, stock up on batteries. These aren’t exactly an accessory, but take any opportunity you can to buy them in bulk or at a discount since you will need them. Expect that disposable batteries will need to be replaced every 5 to 14 days.
Because hearing aids are susceptible to moisture, hearing aid dehumidifiers are a good idea to protect your investment and to insure that it will keep working perfectly for many years. Placing your hearing aid in the dehumidifier nightly when you are not wearing it will help keep it in good working condition. Cleaning kits are available to keep the exterior of your hearing aids clean. Ear wax filters help keep wax from accumulating on the aids when you are wearing them.
Your hearing aid’s Bluetooth compatibility options may help you to increase your enjoyment of them. You can stream sound to your digital hearing aids directly from compatible mobile phones, music players and even the TV using the Bluetooth connection standard. Having a Bluetooth connection to these devices means that you don’t have to sit near them or turn the sound up to enjoy them.
An alternative for people with analog hearing aids is using an FM system to relay TV and stereo sounds at a distance. You place the microphone and transmitter near the sound source and the receiver amplifier close to your hearing aid. An FM system is inexpensive and can be a great help in spaces shared with other people. You’ll be able to hear the stereo or TV from across the room without turning it up even with other conversations happening in the room.
There are constantly new hearing aid accessories being introduced. If you have questions about these or any others, just ask. We want you to have the right accessories to care for and fully enjoy your hearing aid.