7. Remove your hearing instrument when applying such things as cosmetics, perfume,
aftershave, hair spray, and suntan lotion. These might get into the instrument and cause
It is important to keep your hearing instrument clean and dry. On a
daily basis, clean the hearing instruments using a soft cloth or tissue.
In order to avoid damage due to humidity or excessive perspiration, the
use of a drying kit is recommended. Some drying kits are electric, and
in addition to thoroughly drying out hearing instruments, they help sanitize.
1. Remove the earmold and attached tubing from the hearing
prior to cleaning.
2. Clean the earmold using a mild soap, and rinse with lukewarm water.
3. After cleaning, dry earmolds thoroughly and remove any residual water
and debris from the tubing utilizing an air bulb and wire loop.
Note: Earmold tubing may become stiff, brittle, or discolored over time. Con-
tact your hearing care professional regarding tube changes.
Cleaning thin tubes and domes
1. Remove thin tubes from hearing instruments before cleaning by unscrewing them counter
2. Wipe down thin tubes and domes with a damp cloth.
3. In order to clear the thin tube of moisture and debris, push the black
cleaning rod through the thin tube, beginning at the end opposite the
Note: Thin tube and dome systems should be changed every three
months or sooner, should the components become stiff or brittle.