Hearing Associates in Mason City, Iowa, is committed to guiding those with hearing loss on their path to better communication. We’ll present options that best suit your lifestyle to help you overcome hearing loss. Our experienced staff is here to listen to your needs and show you the ways that we can improve your hearing and quality of life.

That’s why we’re committed to educating our community about hearing health in a way that only trusted audiologists can deliver. Here, you’ll have access to a variety of educational videos, like testimonials, commercials and how-to’s, that detail hearing loss conditions and treatment options.

This is the place to find answers to your hearing health questions – from symptoms to solutions. It’s the only interactive video tool of its kind, designed to give you the peace of mind to focus on reaching your hearing goals.

Note: The information provided in our Educational Videos is not intended to replace the medical advice of your physician or audiologist. If you have any concerns, please address them with your healthcare team or consult your physician if you have questions about a specific medical condition.

Sometimes it can be hard to find accurate and reliable information about audiology, hearing health, hearing loss and hearing aids. That’s why we provided these videos to help you understand more about hearing.

Your ear canal produces ear wax which may clog up the earpiece. Ear wax is one of the main causes of problems in hearing aids. Most hearing aids come with a filter or other device to stop wax getting into the hearing aids. Use the wax protection system and tools to clean away any accumulated wax each day. Consult your hearing care professional about the specific wax protection system in your hearing aids and how it can be replaced.

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Use the magnetic end to remove and insert batteries. If there is any moisture on the battery surface, it should be wiped off before use. When you change the battery, it will take a few seconds before the battery begins to work.

Watch this video for a visual guide on how to turn your hearing aid on and off. 

Keeping your hearing aids clean is crucial to ensuring a long life for your devices.When preparing your cleaning area, it’s important to keep the following tips in mind:

  • Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your aids.
  • Don’t use water or other cleaning fluids like alcohol, as they can ruin your hearing aids.
  • Make sure you’re holding your hearing aids over a soft surface. This reduces the risk of damage if they are dropped.

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