There are many essential items that we use when going through our morning checklist. We brush our teeth with a toothbrush, wash our face with soap, and fix our hair with a brush or comb. Now you have hearing aids and need to make sure you add that to your checklist. Having a fresh supply of batteries on hand, a clean ear piece after taking them out from the night before and having your next routine appointment with your hearing aid professional scheduled. You’re like the golden child of hearing aid maintenance.But then… accidents happen. Your hearing aid is dropped, falls into water or even becomes a new chew toy for Rover. Here are a few situations that may damage your hearing aid what you should do if it happens.”I dropped my hearing aid outside!”Stop what you are doing and ask everyone around you to stand still as well. Give yourself a pat down and look around. Also retracing your steps may help find your lost hearing aid.”My hearing aid got wet.”Avoid taking your hearing aids out nightly in the bathroom. Use your bedroom instead, where the risk of getting wet is very low.Remove them immediately and dry your hearing aids with a towel. Open the battery doors and remove the batteries, and then let them air dry for an hour or overnight.”My dog chewed up my hearing aid.”Take the hearing aid out of your pet’s mouth and check for any broken or small pieces. Contact your veterinarian if you think your pet has swallowed a battery because it can be fatal.If your hearing aid does not show any visible signs of damage, clean it with an alcohol wipe. Check to see if it still works.If it does not work, call your hearing aid professional immediately.Also, keep in mind to check if your hearing aid has a manufacturer’s warranty. Does it cover loss and damage? If your hearing aids don’t have a manufacturer’s warranty, can you put them on your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance? You should also consider the costs to replace your aid without the warranty. New hearing devices can be fitted on a RISK-FREE trial basis. This provides you the opportunity to experience the hearing device in your own environment -at home, work and play. It also gives us the chance to adjust and modify the device for a more satisfactory fit. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, the hearing devices may be returned for a full refund within the trial period.For more information about hearing loss, contact Physicians Hearing Center in Dothan, Alabama, today!