Background noise causes most people with hearing loss to avoid social events, family gatherings, or going out to eat. However, those who wear hearing aids can go out on the town and live an active social life without skipping a beat. 

Filtering out background noise is one of the best features of modern hearing aids, but they have to be functioning correctly to provide this benefit.  

Because we want Maryland hearing aid users to enjoy all of the benefits their instruments provide, we make professional hearing aid cleaning and performance checks available to our patients and non-patients alike.

The Importance of Hearing Aid Maintenance

Establishing a daily cleaning and inspection routine is one of the best ways to ensure that you get the best performance from your hearing instrument. 

Sticking to a regular cleaning schedule at home is the best way to prevent performance issues and costly repairs. 

A few common hearing aid problems that most users experience as they adjust to their devices are pretty easy to fix by following some basic troubleshooting tips

A hearing aid performs best for up to 3 to 5 years, but various circumstances and the introduction of new technologies make updating or upgrading your equipment within this period the best way to ensure you are getting the most from your device.

Our team of highly trained audiologists can help you with cleaning, troubleshooting, and upgrading advice. But one of the most important ways to give you hearing aids the TLC they require is with a professional clean and check by our experts.

What Does a Clean and Check at Appointment Entail?

Our experts are qualified to conduct a deep-cleaning and performance check on your hearing instrument to ensure you get all the benefits you got from day one. We have the expertise to clean and check all styles and brand hearing instruments (excluding Beltone and Miracle Ear), which involves:

  • Changing wax guards, the dome, and retention cord
  • Suctioning accumulated wax and debris from the instrument case, receiver, and microphone
  • Clean corrosion and moisture from the battery compartment
  • Attaching them to a listening device to evaluate the performance

When you schedule a clean and check appointment for your hearing aids, you can expect to receive service within 48 hours. 

Our existing patients enjoy clean and check service as part of our ongoing hearing care. Our fee for this service for non-patients in Maryland is $60 plus replacement of components other than wax traps and domes.

If the receiver on your device needs changing, however, this costs $150 per ear.

Audiology Associates Helps You Get the Most from Your Hearing Aids

We want Maryland hearing aid users to receive every advantage provided by their hearing aids. To make this possible, Audiology Associates offer help with cleaning, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

A regular clean & check appointment will ensure the device is working as designed and give your hearing aids the TLC they deserve.

If you or a loved one are considering a professional hearing aid clean & check with one of our experts, please get in touch by calling your local office on this link.


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Corinne Richards, Au.D. , F.A.A.A.

Dr. Richards received her undergraduate degree in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she majored in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Shortly after graduation, she attended Central Michigan University (CMU) where she received her doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.). Her clinical externship was done in Detroit, MI at the Michigan Ear Institute from 2006-2007. In May 2007 she graduated from CMU with honors and accepted a position with a non-profit clinic in Chicago, IL specializing in pediatrics and educational audiology. In 2011 she moved to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to join the Audiology Associates Inc. team. Currently, she specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss for hearing aid and cochlear implant candidates. Throughout her career as an audiologist, Dr. Richards has taken a special interest in humanitarian audiology and has spent time in Ghana, West Africa fitting hearing aids to those in need.