Tips & Tricks
Alto hearing aids, you’ll be able to see the positive changes they bring about.
How to get started with your hearing aids
Congratulations on your decision to buy Altohearing aids. The first three to nine weeks are the most important to get used to them. Follow the roadmap for a maximized experience.
1. Start where it’s quiet
For the first few days, wear your hearing aids at home or in other quiet environments. Don’t be shy about reading out loud – this will help you get used to the sound of your own voice.
2. Take breaks
Your hearing aids will let you hear sounds you haven’t heard for some time – this is amazing but can also be tiring. Wear your hearing aids for a few hours the first day and add one more hour every day after that.
3. Speak to people
With your new hearing aids, speech is clearer and you can more easily participate in conversations. But it takes practice. So call your friends, invite them over, or reserve a table at your favourite restaurant.
4. Don’t miss your follow-up visits
Your new hearing aids need fine-tuning – and that’s especially true in the beginning. Speak with your hearing care professional about the situations that are most challenging for you.
5. Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Your new hearing aids offer so much power and possibilities, it can sometimes be overwhelming. Talk to your hearing care professional to make sure you understand how to make the best use of them.
How to clean your hearing aids
Caring for your hearing aids
It’s important to keep your hearing aids clean. Wipe them regularly with a dry cloth or tissue. It is also important to remove ear wax as this may cause temporary malfunction or in the worst case complete breakdown of your equipment.
Avoid getting your hearing aids wet (e.g. wearing them in the shower or when swimming). If your hearing aids are exposed to moisture or very humid conditions, remove the batteries and place the hearing aids in a dry storage kit. Never use a hair dryer or microwave oven to attempt to dry them.
Aftershave lotion, hairspray, oils and perfume contain chemicals which can have detrimental effects on your hearing aids. Always remove your hearing aids before applying such products and allow time for the product to dry before putting your hearing aids back on.