Hearing Aid Care After use clean your hearing aids with a soft cloth or tissue. Use the brush and pick supplied to get any excess wax off the hearing aid(s). Open the battery door, to help save the battery life, when hearing aid not in use. Store hearing aids in a safe dry place and keep out of reach of pets. Use a dri-aid kit regularly, especially in the hot and humid summer months. Moisture can cause problems with the electronic components in the hearing aids. Never get your hearing aid wet. Do not use hearing aids when you are having a shower, bath or during times of excessive perspiration. Do not leave your hearing aid(s) in your pocket or wrapped in a tissue. Hearing aids often end up in the washing machine or garbage if you are not careful. Have your hearing and hearing aid(s) tested once a year to monitor change. Maintain realistic expectations. Hearing aids can provide you with a great deal of benefit in a variety of different listening environments but they do not restore normal hearing. Leave the tab on batteries until time of use. This will keep the battery from prematurely draining.