This article will show you how to keep your hearing aids looking and sounding good for a long time. To do this, you will need to store them properly and use them at a lower volume.
Part 1 of 2: Avoid Physical Damage
Step 1. Pull on the connector and not the cable
When removing the headphones from an audio source, hold and pull the connector. Pulling on the cable will put unnecessary stress on the connector, which will end up being damaged.
Step 2. Pull firmly and not roughly
If the headphone jack is tight, pull it firmly. Pulling it roughly may damage the tip of the connector.
Step 3. Don't leave the headphones on the floor
This might sound obvious, but leaving your headphones on the ground is a sure way to accidentally damage them. Always put them on your desk or table, or put them away when you're not using them.
Step 4. Don't leave the headphones plugged in
Don't leave them plugged in when you're not using them, as if you happen to get tangled in the cord, it will cause the cord to get damaged when you try to move or stand up.
Step 5. Wrap the cord when not in use
This is vitally important for portable hearing aids that do not have twisted cables. If the cable becomes tangled or kinked, it can kink and thus weaken the connection. Do not put your hearing aids in your pocket in any way; do it carefully.
- Using a paper clip or making small cuts on a rewards card that you no longer use are cheap and safe ways to wrap your headphone cables.
- Avoid tying up the cables or putting stress on them.
Step 6. Don't hang the headphones
If gravity causes the headphones to stretch, you are putting unnecessary strain on the headphone cable and thus ruining the connection. Avoid hanging your headphones on your desk or backpack.
Step 7. Prevent them from coming into contact with water
Like all electronic gadgets, hearing aids and water don't mix well. If they get wet, remove them from the water immediately, pour some rubbing alcohol over them, and let them air dry for a couple of hours. This will be a solution for most minor water incidents.
Step 8. Avoid sleeping with headphones on
In addition to this damaging your ears, moving around when you are asleep can twist or break your hearing aids.
Step 9. Have a protective case or briefcase for your hearing aids
If you usually carry your hearing aids with you, choose a case or a small briefcase to store them. You can even find a case for your specific hearing aids, or you can get a generic case designed for different types of hearing aids.
Step 10. Buy good quality headphones
With respect to cheap hearing aids, costs are reduced in every way, even in their quality of manufacture. If you tend to put your hearing aids in unfavorable circumstances without being able to avoid it, you'd be better off investing in a higher-priced pair of hearing aids that can withstand that kind of treatment.
Using a stranded wire will prevent the wires from tangling or knotting, which will preserve them for a longer time
Part 2 of 2: Prevent Damage From Audio Equipment
Step 1. Lower the audio volume before connecting your headphones
Plugging in your headphones while loud audio is playing will be detrimental. Turn down the volume on your audio equipment before plugging in your headphones, and don't put them on until after you've plugged them in.
Once you've plugged in your headphones, turn up the volume to the appropriate level
Step 2. Keep the volume low
High volume can not only damage your ears, but also damage the speakers of your headphones. This can cause permanent distortion along with hum. If you notice that the sound begins to distort, this means that the volume is too high.
Avoid turning the audio volume all the way up, as this increases the chances that your headphones' speakers will be damaged. If you need to turn up the volume on your headphones, but you can't turn up the audio volume anymore, then look for a headphone amplifier
Step 3. Reduce the intensity of bass sounds
Most hearing aids do not have powerful drivers for these types of sounds, so powerful bass noise can easily damage the speakers. Bass is low-frequency sounds that can put a lot of stress on your speakers, which are not made to withstand it. Use the sound level mixer to lower the bass sound levels and make sure the "Bass Enhancement" option is turned off.
Step 4. Use headphones that can handle the power output
Actually, this will not be a problem if you connect your headphones to your cell phone or computer; however, if you connect them to a high-powered stereo, make sure your headphones can handle the power output. Using weak headphones connected to a powerful audio source can easily damage them.
Check the documentation for your hearing aids to determine the number of ohms (ohms) they can handle, as well as the power output of your audio equipment (in ohms)
- If you tangle your headphones around your music player when not in use, make sure they are not plugged in, as this can break the cables.
- When shopping for headphones, look for ones that have a strain relief of sorts (this is a flexible plastic comb at the end of the connector). This will prevent you from pulling the cables out of the headphones.
- If your stereo or MP3 player has a volume limit system, feel free to use it. This will prevent you from damaging your ears and prolonging the life of your hearing aids.
- Take the headphones out of your pockets before doing your laundry.
== Warnings ==
- Listening to music at high volumes for long periods of time will permanently damage your ears.
- If someone can hear the music from your hearing aids, that means you have an open hearing aid. Usually if you have a closed hearing aid, no one can hear your music. However, if you have a closed hearing aid and someone can hear your music, it means that the volume is too high.