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Your child’s hearing equipment, like their hearing aid and earmold, needs regular checking and maintenance.
Follow the steps below to make sure your child’s hearing equipment is working properly. Once your child is able, the goal is for them to do these tasks themselves.
Each hearing aid is different. Talk with your audiologist and refer to the hearing aid’s manual for specific information.
A listening check needs to be done every day before the hearing aid is placed in your child’s ear, and anytime you think that your child isn’t hearing and listening like they usually do.
Learn how to do a daily listening check and how to troubleshoot if the listening check finds a problem.
Like any electronic device, a hearing aid can be affected by extreme temperatures and moisture. Extreme cold or hot temperatures can cause battery and electronic problems, cracking, or melting of the hearing aid’s plastic casing.
When your child is not using their hearing equipment, store it in a safe, dry spot.
Batteries are poisonous. Keep batteries out of reach of young children and pets.
If you think that your child has swallowed a battery, take them to an emergency department right away. Learn more about keeping children safe around hearing aid batteries.
If you think that your pet has swallowed a battery, go to an animal emergency hospital.
To see this information online and learn more, visit https://MyHealth.Alberta.ca/health/aftercareinformation/pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=custom.ab_hearing_aid_care_child_inst
For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information call Health Link at 811.
Current as of: May 16, 2023
Author: Provincial Audiology Professional Practice, Alberta Health Services
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