Although I don’t regularly clean with alcohol, I have used 99% IPA a couple of times, it didn’t seem to harm my Phonaks. I normally just wipe gently with a tissue. Both aids and molds.
thanks for the information, I didn’t know this!
I use alcohol prep pads for cleaning my ITE’s. Most of them are 70% IPA.
Could be fine. I think it only matters for models that are nano-coated on the exterior, which I believe is just the RICs and BTEs…
The only thing I have used to clean my aids for many years is Audiologist Choice.
I use an alcohol prep pad, 70% isopropyl alcohol, to clean wax off the domes. I just wipe the HA with the microfiber cloth supplied by Costco.
Am I the only one who reads IPA as “India Pale Ale”? I was wondering if John was dropping his HA’s into his pint?
Sorry for any confusion caused by my abbreviation. In my world IPA= IsoPropyl Alcohol. Probably not a proper abbreviation, but one often used in electronics.
I thought the same thing! IPA has only one meaning to me.
Are you aware of a super thin pipe cleaner type of device for cleaning ear molds? Mine are thin tip acrylic there is kind of a tunnel for ventilation and the tool I have now doesn’t quite get it.
I clean my mold and dome (not my processor or aid) every week with isopropyl wipes, sometimes twice a week. I also wipe the tubes down with the wipes as well. I’ve done this for as long as I’ve had HA’s.
If your talking about the vent holes, I use Oral B super floss to clean mine. Works really well. Its a floss used for braces etc.
I tried posting a photo but for some reason wouldn’t paste.
Thank you! I’ll give that a try!