Hearing healthcare is an essential service, but you may need some tips to help navigate your hearing care options in these uncertain times. Here are 4 helpful tips hearing aid user can act on during a lockdown.
1. Hearing is essential - Get your hearing aids cleaned by a hearing professional
Hearing clinics are permitted to remain open during a lockdown because they provide an essential service.
When you purchased your hearing aids, your hearing professional probably gave you a maintenance kit. Like your teeth, you should clean your hearing aids daily to ensure optimal performance, but you should also have your hearing aids thoroughly cleaned by a hearing professional periodically.
In this unpredictable climate, consider having your hearing aids cleaned professionally sooner than later. It may be more risky to step out the longer you wait and cases continue to rise.
Apply similar reasoning if you are planning to fine tune your hearing aids. Consider how well they fit and perform, and get any adjustments made by a hearing professional.
2. Browse self-help hearing aid articles and videos
Telesupport Hearing Aid Help has a large library of self-help articles and videos to help you troubleshoot your hearing aids and assistive listening devices. You can also get connected to a hearing aid specialist for remote assistance if you still need help.
3. Download the Oticon RemoteCare App
If you have compatible Oticon hearing aids, you can receive remote assistance through the Oticon RemoteCare App. The app passes your hearing aid data to your hearing professional, so you can have your hearing aids programmed and adjusted without having to visit the clinic. Note: not all hearing aid services can be done remotely. You may still need to visit your hearing professional in person depending on the service needed.
4. Stock up on hearing aid supplies
At your next appointment, stock up on batteries and any other items you may need. If you don’t have an upcoming appointment or you would just prefer to stay home, HearingLife’s online store can have you stocked up on hearing aid supplies in just a few clicks!
The HearingLife Shop sells everyday hearing aid supplies to make it faster and easier for you to get the essentials you need to hear better. Browse over 100 products and get AIR MILES® Reward Miles from the comfort of your home!