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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Eargo Hearing Aids
Cleaning hearing aids ensures they’ll continue to work properly. Eargo recommends daily and monthly cleaning routines. You can wash the flexi silicon tips with soap and water. Eargo recommends dropping the flexis into a small glass of hot water and adding a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Soak them for thirty minutes, rinse them off, and gently dry them with a paper towel. Use the included brush to clean any excess ear wax, especially around the microphone.
Hearing aids are not waterproof so be conscious not to wear them in the shower or in a pool. Additionally, always keep them in the charging device when you’re not using them, especially if you keep them in the bathroom. Bathrooms can be humid and the water may damage the devices over time.
If you accidentally get the hearing aids wet, immediately remove them and dry the devices with a cloth. Store them in a dry location for several hours. I accidentally wore mine in the shower once and this method worked for me. The Eargo warranty does cover a one-time replacement of damaged or lost devices for a $295 deductible fee.
Flexi tips may become stiff after three to six months and will need replacement. Luckily the device comes with extras, and once you use those they are available for purchase at $25 for each tip. Wax guards should be replaced as needed. You will know if the wax guard needs to be replaced if you notice a substantial amount of wax build-up. The hearing aids come with a clear plastic tool to replace this filter as it is very small.