Things to Avoid with Your Earlens

posted By: Earlens Web | 10.05.17

Things to Avoid with Your Earlens

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To keep your Earlens in good condition and working properly, it is important to try to avoid placing them in moisture and heat, which can damage your Earlens hearing devices. Follow these tips to help maintain the health of your hearing aids:

  • Do not leave your Earlens in extreme heat
  • Do not wear your Earlens in heavy rain, steam baths or showers
  • Do not dry your Earlens in a microwave or with any other heat source
  • Take off your Earlens when applying hairspray, perfume, aftershave, insect repellent, or any other harsh chemicals
  • Wipe off your Earlens with a dry, lint free towel if you see or feel moisture on them

You’ll also want to make sure that you do not insert foreign objects into your ear—this includes Q-tips, bobby pins or fingernails. Inserting something into the ear canal could damage or displace the Lens, which could prevent it from working correctly. If you think that something may be wrong with your Lens (or your Earlens Processors) at any time, do not try to repair them yourself. Make an appointment with your Earlens audiologist, who can also coordinate any necessary follow-up with your Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) physician.

Of course, there are some instances where you will need to remove your Lens. For example, if you have a scheduled MRI, you will need to see your Earlens ENT physician prior to your MRI appointment in order to have the Lens removed. After your MRI, the Lens can be placed back in your ear.

If you have questions at any time, do not hesitate to contact your Earlens audiologist. If you are traveling and would like to find a local Earlens provider, you can search for one on the Earlens Find a Provider page.

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