During the pandemic, more of our patients have been asking how to care for their hearing aids at home.

One of the most important elements you need to regularly check is the wax guard. So we’ve put together a short clip on how to change this on a Phonak device.

These are the simple steps you need to take:

  • Begin by making sure the dome is removed from your hearing aid.
  • Insert the tip of the receiver into “slot one” to remove the old wax guard.
  • You’ll hear a small click and see the old wax guard there if successful.
  • Next, place the receiver end into “slot two”.
  • Your new wax guard should now be attached to your device.

If you have any concerns or worries about maintenance, contact the team. They’re ready to help you now!

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Josh Hankins, BC-HIS

Josh has worked with the House of Hearing since 2011. He attended school at Weber State and Utah State University where he studied computer science. In 2013, he completed his licensing and became board-certified as a hearing instrument specialist. Josh’s strengths center around working with sound and using hearing devices to improve hearing. He is an expert at configuring high technology devices and their accessories, as well as setting up the smallest and most invisible devices. His patients see him as someone who is friendly, thorough, and patient. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Liz, and their three young daughters. They live in Riverton. He likes jogging and mountain biking, working on his car, rock music, and traveling. He will talk your ear off if you get him going about high-quality sleep or smart home gadgets.