The Hearing Loss
Help Co has put together some Tubing Replacement Kits for BTE hearing
aids. The tools were chosen to allow you to replace the tubing
many times. All you will
have to purchase,
once the initial investment is made, is more tubing.
If your hearing loss is mild you may request thinner
tubing. But we suggest the thick tubing to minimize the chances of squealing.
Thinner diameter tubing may be neccessary for a child.
For purchasing or replacing individual tools please see
the listing of sub-categories
We offer tubing that has
a bend (preformed). This allows the hearing aid to better sit on
your ear while not putting undue pressure on the earmold which can cause
Some preformed tubing are inserted into tube
locks. These tube locks replace the cement that is sometimes
used by audiologists keep the tubing in the earmold. But cement makes it
difficult to remove the old tubing. (Tube lock or cement is not always
neccessary. Sometimes friction is enough). Some of the locks are made of
plastic, others are metal. The metal ones require a special "insert" tool
We offer "disappear" tubing. It is pink-tinted or brown to be
We offer moisture-free tubing. This repels moisture better than
those that are not moisture "free".
Always keep extra tubing on hand. Bring some along when traveling.
This is the best way to have clean, clear flexible tubing. Hard, stiff and yellowed tubing can
cause ear pain and poor hearing aid performance. Three months seems to be
the average life expectancy of tubing. At that time it has started to
stiffen and turn yellow. Buy fresh. Keep fresh.
Don't let your hearing aid money go anywhere but back
to your hearing aids.
Thank you you for your