Removing cerumen, or ear wax, is a regular part of hearing aid maintenance. Not only do you have to remove wax from your hearing aid, it is also important that you remove cerumen from your ear. Some people have trouble removing wax properly. There are therefore several methods to properly remove wax in the ear canal.
Earwax is a greasy substance that protects your ear canal against water, dust, dirt, moisture and fungi. In addition, it also keeps the delicate skin of the ear canal flexible and prevents it from drying out. Earwax occurs in wet ear wax and as dry ear wax. As you get older, the wax composition becomes drier and more crumbly. Removing excess wax is more difficult with dry wax than with soft wax.
Cleaning your ears and reducing the amount of wax will ensure that your hearing aid is less likely to become clogged. We recommend that you clean your ears weekly, removing at least the cerumen that is in the visible part of your ear. Do you have a question or do you want to know more about the maintenance of your hearing aid? Then look further on our website or contact our customer service.