How to clean the earmold
(without speaker)

Be aware that there are generally two types of earmolds - with or without a speaker/receiver - and that they should be cleaned differently. If you are unsure which type of mold you have, please ask your hearing care professional. Read below for instructions on how to change the earmold without speaker.

Molds without a speaker/receiver are used by BTE (behind-the-ear) hearing aids. Since they are custom-made for each ear, these molds keep the hearing aid more securely locked in the ear as they take advantage of all the curves and contours of the ear.

Molds without a speaker can be washed when detached from the hearing aid. Be aware that molds WITH speakers can’t be washed, so make sure you know which solution you have.

The mold should be cleaned regularly. Use a soft cloth to clean the surface of the mold. Use the MultiTool wire loop to clean the opening.

Wash the hearing aid mold

Due to the coronavirus, please wear gloves when cleaning hearing aids.

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    Step 1

    Make sure you are able to identify which mold is for which instrument before disconnecting them from the instruments.

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    Step 2

    Disconnect the tube and mold from the hook. Hold the hook firmly, when pulling off the tube. Otherwise the instrument may be damaged.


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    Step 3

    Wash the mold and tube using mild soap. Rinse and dry completely before reconnecting to the hearing instrument.

Important notice!

The hearing aid itself with the mold must never be washed or immersed in water or other liquids.

Watch the instruction video on how to clean a hearing aid and its earmold:

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