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How to clean hearing aid ear moulds

Updated April 17, 2017

The hearing aid mould is the section of a hearing aid that fits into the ear. Keeping the hearing aid mould clean can significantly lengthen the life of the hearing aid. Caring for the mould regularly is essential in maintaining its functionality.

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  1. Wipe the outside of the hearing aid mould with a soft cloth.

  2. Use a small toothpick to carefully remove any earwax or other debris from the opening of the hearing aid mould.

  3. Remove the hearing aid mould from the soft tubing.

  4. Soak the hearing aid mould in a diluted mixture of warm water and mild soap for several hours to loosen any additional debris.

  5. Rub a toothbrush against any remaining debris to dislodge it.

  6. Air dry the hearing aid mould completely before reattaching it to the tubing. Alternatively, ask your audiologist for a bulb blower to dry the hearing aid mould by blowing air through it. Then reattach it.

  7. Tip

    Yellowing of the hearing aid mould is not harmful, and cleaning is not necessary or helpful. If additional cleaning is needed, visit your audiologist.


    Never dry the inside of the hearing aid mould with a hair dryer, heater or microwave.

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Things You'll Need

  • Soft cloth
  • Water
  • Toothpick
  • Mild soap
  • Bowl
  • Toothbrush

About the Author

Keren (Carrie) Perles is a freelance writer with professional experience in publishing since 2004. Perles has written, edited and developed curriculum for educational publishers. She writes online articles about various topics, mostly about education or parenting, and has been a mother, teacher and tutor for various ages. Perles holds a Bachelor of Arts in English communications from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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