Cleaners can be roughly divided into two categories: hearing aid cleaning tools and hearing aid sanitizers and dryers. Hearing aid cleaning tools feature active cleaning options like small vacuums, brushes, and other specialized tools to clean and remove wax from the hearing aid. Passive cleaning options, such as hearing aid sanitizer and dryer stations, use fans and desiccants to dry the hearing aids when they're not in use. Some also use UV light to sterilize.
It is important to get the correct type of cleaner in order to get the desired result. In some cases, multiple types of cleaners may be the best course of action. Vitality Medical has several different types of hearing aid cleaners available to buy.
These hearing aid cleaners are for occasional or weekly cleaning to prevent and remove wax buildup. They include hearing aid cleaning wipes, brushes, vacuums, and more. Active care and maintenance are critical for the functionality and longevity of hearing aids and can help prevent costly professional cleanings.
The Audio Kit Hearing Aid contains a holder with five hearing aid cleaning tools for daily hearing aid cleaning and maintenance. This hearing aid cleaning kit includes a hearing aid cleaning brush for wax removal, a wax removal pick, a tube vent cleaner, a hearing aid battery door opener, and a battery magnet.
Passive hearing aid cleaners like dryers and sanitizers are designed to be used when the hearing aid is not in use, typically overnight. These cleaners generally consist of an enclosure where the hearing aid is stored and dried with gently warmed air that's moved over the hearing aids with a fan. Sometimes a desiccant is used to absorb moisture in conjunction with the warm air. These cleaning units often disinfect the hearing aids with UV light.