Hearing Aid Accessories

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Although plenty of people are happy with simple, easy-to-use hearing aids, there are plenty of accessories that can make your hearing aid experience even more enjoyable. Whether optional or an integral part of your hearing aids’ functions, accessories can ensure your hearing aids work smoothly and effectively. At our Livingston office, we offer a variety of hearing aid accessory options along with the expertise of our audiology team.

What Are Hearing Aid Accessories?

Hearing aid accessories can range from technologies to enhance your hearing aid experience to cleaning and care items (like hearing aid batteries) to purely cosmetic enhancements. Not every hearing aid will come with a variety of accessories, so our expert team can guide you to the right options.

Streaming Apps and Technologies

Many hearing aids now offer Bluetooth® connectivity for your compatible phone or devices, meaning you can directly stream music or sound from your television. With the right app (whether you’re team Android or iPhone®) you can connect your hearing aids for a direct hearing experience and even enhance your face-to-face interactions. For audiophiles and techies alike, we can set up your hearing aids to fit your needs with the latest technologies.

Assistive Listening Devices

Although hearing aids can do a lot, you may need some extra help when it comes to certain situations. In cases where your hearing aids aren’t enough, assistive listening devices (ALDs) can be a huge help. These can either work on their own or in tandem with your hearing aids and come in a variety of different forms. Some examples include amplified telephones, smartphones compatible with your hearing aids, volume devices for your television, FM systems that can link to microphones used in public performances, and even unique alarm devices that rely on alert cues other than sound.

Hearing Aid Dehumidifiers

Humidity and moisture can be the biggest hurdle in getting the most out of your hearing aids’ lifespan. A specialized dehumidifier can draw the moisture out of your hearing aids with a maintenance chamber that can dry and disinfect while you sleep. This also kills bacteria and fungi that commonly contribute to itchiness and infections.

Cleaning Accessories

It’s extremely important to keep your hearing aids clean and clear of foreign bodies that can harm your ear canal. Along with disinfecting wipes and cleaners, special tools can be helpful in removing earwax and overall grime that can build up over time. By keeping your hearing aids clean, you can enjoy long-lasting results.

Hearing Aid Batteries

Hearing aid batteries are extremely important in making sure your hearing aids work when you need them. Whether disposable or rechargeable, our hearing aid experts can ensure you have everything you need to get the longest battery life out of your preferred type.

What Hearing Aid Accessories Do We Offer?

At our Livingston practice, we offer a one-of-a-kind hearing healthcare boutique. Here, you can browse our curated selection of accessories, cleaning tools, and select over-the-counter devices to learn firsthand how they can help you. We invite you to meet with our team to see our full collection of hearing aid accessories.

Schedule an Appointment

Our expert team can help you find everything you need for a one-of-a-kind, personalized hearing aid experience. To visit our Livingston office and explore your hearing aid options, we invite you to contact us by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all hearing aid wax guards the same size?

No. Each manufacturer uses their own wax guard system.

Are Hearing Aid domes interchangeable?

No. Hearing aid domes that are not from your hearing aid manufacturer should not be used on your hearing aid. If you do use the wrong dome, you run the risk that the dome may fall off in your ear canal.

How can I make my hearing aid batteries last longer?

If you want to make your hearing aid batteries last longer, follow the following tips: 1. After removing the battery tab, let the battery breathe for 3-5 minutes. 2. Open the battery door on your hearing aids when not in use. 3. If you are not going to use your hearing aids for an extended period of time, you should remove the batteries. Not only does this help with making your battery last longer, but it is also good for preventing corrosion and damage to the hearing aid due to moisture. 4. Check the expiration date on your batteries and use the oldest ones first. 5. Keep the sticker on the battery until ready to use. 6. Store your batteries in a cool, dry place.

How do Hearing Aid wax guards work?

Hearing aid wax guards work by preventing cerumen, or ear wax from entering into the receiver of the device.

How long do hearing aid tubes last?

At Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, we recommend having your hearing aid ear mold tubes changed at least once a year.

How often should Hearing Aid tubes be changed?

At Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, we recommend having your hearing aid ear mold tubes changed at least once a year.

How often should you change hearing aid wax guards?

At Hearing Doctors of New Jersey, we recommend changing your hearing aid wax guards once a month in order to keep your hearing aid working well.

What sizes do Hearing Aid domes come in?

There are a variety of sizes that hearing aid domes come in. There are several factors that your provider should take into consideration when selected the correct dome size as no two ears are exactly alike. These factors include:n- Ear canal shape and sizen- Degree of hearing lossn- Retention considerations

How do you change a wax guard on a hearing aid?

In order to change a wax guard on a hearing aid, you should follow these steps: 1. Remove any dome before starting. 2. Remove a wax guard from the package. 3. Insert the side without a white tip into the wax guard on your hearing aid. You should feel it click into place. Do not twist or rock the wax guard and do not too push hard. 4. Pull the wax guard out by lifting the stick straight out. 5. Repeat this process with the other side of the wax guard that has the white tip on it.

How do you change the tips on a hearing aid?

In order to change a wax guard on a hearing aid, you should follow these steps: 1. Remove any dome before starting. 2. Remove a wax guard from the package 3. Insert the side without a white tip into the wax guard on your hearing aid. You should feel it click into place. Do not twist or rock the wax guard and do not too push hard. 4. Pull the wax guard out by lifting the stick straight out. 5. Repeat this process with the other side of the wax guard that has the white tip on it.

How do you clean hearing aid wax guards?

In order to change a wax guard on a hearing aid, you should follow these steps: 1. Remove any dome before starting. 2. Remove a wax guard from the package. 3. Insert the side without a white tip into the wax guard on your hearing aid. You should feel it click into place. Do not twist or rock the wax guard and do not too push hard. 4. Pull the wax guard out by lifting the stick straight out. 5. Repeat this process with the other side of the wax guard that has the white tip on it.

How do you fix a hearing aid tube?

If your hearing aid tubes needs to be fixed, you should see your provider in order to have it repaired or replaced.

What are hearing aid accessories?

There are many different types of hearing aid accessories available. Most hearing aid manufacturers offer the following types of accessories that are compatible with their hearing aids: TV streaming device, Home phone streaming device, Remote microphones, FM systems, Remote controls

What are the parts of a hearing aid called?

Hearing aids have three basic parts, a microphone, an amplifier and a speaker or receiver.

What is the average life of a hearing aid battery?

The average life of a hearing aid battery is typically one week. While hearing aid batteries may run out at different times, at Hearing Doctors of New Jersey we recommend changing both hearing aid batteries at the same time so that it's easier to keep track of when to replace them both.

What is the difference between open and closed hearing aid domes?

Hearing aid domes come in different sizes and can be both open and closed in style. There are several factors that your provider should take into consideration when selected the correct dome as no two ears are exactly alike. These factors include 1. Ear canal shape and size. 2. Degree of hearing loss 3. Retention considerations

How do you size a hearing aid tube?

Your audiologist can properly size a hearing aid tube for your device.

Do Hearing Aids Have Bluetooth Technology?

There are generally two types of hearing aid that can be paired using Bluetooth. The first offer direct connectivity to your mobile phone or other devices. The second option requires an accessory or app on your device. Our team can guide you to the right Bluetooth-compatible hearing aid for you at our Livingston office.

How Often Should I Change My Hearing Aid Domes?

A dome is the small piece that sits in the ear canal. These can be easily removed and replaced, which we recommend doing at least once per month. However, this can vary based on things like your wear pattern and the natural rate of earwax production. Your Doctor of Audiology can give you the best idea of what to expect.