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How-to Videos

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 how 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 could deliver. You’ll find various educational videos, including testimonials, commercials and how-to’s, that define hearing loss conditions and treatment options.

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From symptoms to solutions, this is the place to find answers to your hearing health questions. 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.

Educational videos

Sometimes, it’s difficult 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.

How To: Change the Wax Guard Filter

Your ear canal produces ear wax which may clog your hearing aids. Most hearing aids come with a filter or other device to stop wax from getting into the device. Use the wax protection system and tools to clean 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. Visit Oticon for more information.

How To: Replacing a Hearing Aid Battery

Use the magnetic end to remove and insert batteries. Remove moisture from the battery surface before use. It will take a few seconds for your hearing aid to work after you’ve changed the battery.

How To: Cleaning a Hearing Aid

Keeping your hearing aids clean is crucial to ensuring the longevity of your devices. Keep the following tips in mind when preparing your cleaning area:

  • Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your hearing devices.
  • 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 to reduce the risk of damage if they’re dropped.