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What are some tips for cleaning a hearing aid?

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To clean a hearing aid shell, wipe it down with a tissue. Clean the microphone by holding it so that it faces the floor, and gently stroke it with the brush included with the hearing aid.

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What are some tips for cleaning a hearing aid?
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If there is any buildup, slightly dampen the tissue to remove it. Do not use a soaking wet cloth, however. Daily cleaning with the tissue and brush should prevent severe wax accumulation, but occasional deep cleaning may be necessary. Use a wax pick to remove wax from the receiver by inserting it gently into the opening in the shell, and then scooping the wax out.

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