Hearing aids are a vital tool for many people, enhancing their ability to communicate and engage with the world. To ensure your hearing aids function optimally, regular maintenance is essential. One crucial aspect of this maintenance is changing the wax filters. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to maintain your hearing aids and replace the wax filters on Starkey hearing aids.

Why Regular Maintenance is Important

Hearing aids are exposed to earwax, moisture, and dirt, all of which can affect their performance. Regular maintenance helps to:
- Prolong the lifespan of your hearing aids
- Ensure consistent sound quality
- Prevent costly repairs or replacements
- Maintain comfort and hygiene

Tools You’ll Need

Before you start, gather the following materials:
- Starkey wax filter replacement tool
- New Starkey wax filters
- Soft, dry cloth for cleaning

Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Starkey Wax Filters

1. Prepare Your Tools
Ensure you have the wax filter replacement tool and new filters ready. The replacement tool typically has two ends: one for removing the old filter and one for inserting the new one.

2. Remove the Hearing Aid Dome (if applicable)
Some Starkey hearing aids have a soft dome covering the speaker. Gently remove this dome to expose the wax filter.

3. Remove the Old Wax Filter
- Use the removal end of the replacement tool, which is usually marked with a small hook or similar design.
- Insert the removal end into the center of the old wax filter.
- Pull straight out to remove the old wax filter.

4. Insert the New Wax Filter
- Flip the tool to the insertion end, which typically has a new wax filter attached or a separate compartment for new filters.
- Insert the new wax filter into the opening where the old filter was removed.
- Press gently until the new filter is securely in place.

5. Replace the Hearing Aid Dome (if applicable)
If your hearing aid had a dome, reattach it carefully over the new wax filter.

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6. Dispose of the Old Wax Filter
Properly dispose of the old wax filter and any packaging from the new filter.

Additional Maintenance Tips

- Daily Cleaning: Wipe your hearing aids with a cleaning brush then use a soft, dry cloth every day to remove any earwax or moisture.
- Proper Storage: When not in use, store your hearing aids in a dry, safe place. Consider using a dehumidifier specifically designed for hearing aids if they are cutting in and out or you are experiencing static when you are sweating or it's humid outside.
- Regular Check-Ups: Schedule regular professional cleaning and check-ups with your audiologist or hearing specialist to ensure your hearing aids are in good working condition.
- Battery Care (if applicable): Replace batteries as needed and keep spare batteries on hand. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for battery care.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

- Sound Quality Issues: If the sound quality is poor, check if the wax filter is clogged and needs replacing.
- Feedback or Whistling: Ensure the hearing aid is properly inserted in your ear. If the issue persists, consult your audiologist or hearing specialist.
- Hearing Aid Not Working: Check if the battery is correctly inserted and has power. If the hearing aid still doesn't work, a professional inspection may be needed.


Regular maintenance and timely replacement of wax filters are essential for the optimal performance of your Starkey hearing aids. By following this easy guide, you can ensure that your hearing aids remain in excellent condition, providing you with the best possible hearing experience. Remember, if you encounter any issues or have questions about your hearing aids, don’t hesitate to consult your audiologist for professional advice and assistance.


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Go from “out of the loop” to immersed in the joyful sounds within your world.

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Go from “out of the loop” to immersed in the joyful sounds within your world.

Get ready to rediscover every dynamic layer of expression, from gentle conversations to the beat of your favorite song.