How to clean Oticon behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids

Your hearing aids are an important investment and have been designed to be both reliable and durable. Take a few minutes each day to clean them. Your ear canal produces earwax, which serves the important purpose of protecting and lubricating your ear. However, wax buildup is one of the main causes for hearing aid repair. Wax clogs up the sound outlet and/or the ventilation opening, resulting in weak, distorted sound or absence of sound. Most hearing aids come with a filter or other device to stop wax from getting into the hearing aid. Check the wax filter and replace it if necessary.

Our Hearing Care Professional can advise you about the details of your hearing aids’ wax protection system.

Cleaning the speaker unit and shell #

Instead of using a cloth to wipe the surface as shown in the video, use wet wipes which do not contain alcohol. An alternative to wet wipes is cleaning with a mild soap solution on a hard-twisted cotton cloth. Avoid using excess water that can enter the hearing aid.
After cleaning, discard your gloves and wash your hands carefully with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Let your cleaned hearing aids dry for one hour.
Watch this video on how to clean the body of the instrument:

Use the MultiTool for cleaning hearing aids #

The MultiTool is a useful tool, which will ensure the best care, cleaning and performance of your hearing aids:

 

Hearing Aid MultiTool
Replace the brush when necessary. Simply pull it out of the tool and insert a new fresh brush. Press the new one firmly into the handle. MultiTool brushes can be purchased from your hearing care professional.
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Important notice! #

Before handling a hearing aid, make sure to hold it over a soft surface to avoid damage if you drop it.

 

Cleaning specific behind-the-ear parts #

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How to clean the Corda thin tube #

Use a cleaning tool to clean the tube.
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How to clean RITE and Corda miniFIT earmolds (with speaker) #

Regularly clean your molds with speaker using a brush
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How to clean a BTE earmold (for instruments with a hook) #

Regularly brush and wash molds without speaker
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