Oticon ProWax miniFit Turtle Wax Guards are the most commonly used wax guard or wax filter with Oticon hearing aids. Changing them when required is essential for optimal hearing aid performance and maintenance.
Oticon ProWax miniFit Turtle Wax Guards are the most commonly used wax guard or wax filter with Oticon hearing aids.
Ingress of ear wax and debris into your hearing aids is one of the major reasons the hearing aid can lose performance or stop working altogether. Using the wax management tools properly is important to maintaining optimal hearing aid performance.
As essential part of maintaining Oticon hearing aids is knowing when to swap over your wax filters also called wax guards. These are tiny white perforated plugs that sit in the tips of Oticon receivers. They are designed to allow the passage of sound out of the hearing aid receivers and trap wax and debris preventing it from getting into the receiver or speaker units. This can diminish performance and even damage the receivers.
When to Change the ProWax MiniFit Wax Guards
Swap the wax filters right away if you suspect your hearing aid isn’t working properly and it’s not due to a flat battery. For example if the sound has dulled down or cut out altogether then it’s probably debris build up in the wax filter and it’s time to change it over. This is often forgotten with RIC style hearing aids as the wax guards are hidden beneath the domes.
Most Oticon Hearing Aids use either the Oticon ProWax miniFit (Smallest) or the ProWax (Larger) wax guard. These come in packs of 6 attached to a turtle shaped plastic holder they are also referred to as Turtle wax guards.
Made for Most Oticon Hearing Aids
Whether you have receiver in the canal style (RIC) hearing aids or custom fitting in the canal style hearing aids the Oticon ProWax miniFit Wax guards are the most commonly used type of wax guard. Custom RIC ear moulds will often use the larger ProWax Wax Guard.