Wax Guards, Traps, and Filters

Wax traps, also known as wax guards, are essential accessories for maintaining the performance and longevity of your hearing aids. These small but vital components prevent earwax and debris from entering and damaging the hearing aid receiver. We at Hearing Aid Accessories offer a wide selection of wax traps from top brands, including Connexx, Oticon, and Phonak.


How often should I change the wax guard on my hearing aid?

Generally, it’s recommended to change the wax guard on your hearing aid every 4-8 weeks, or sooner if you notice a reduction in sound quality. Regular replacement ensures your hearing aids function properly by preventing earwax build-up.

No, hearing aid wax guards are not all the same size. Different hearing aid models and brands require specific sizes and types of wax guards. Always use the wax guard recommended for your device to ensure proper fit and function.

It is not advisable to wear your hearing aid without a wax guard. The wax guard protects the hearing aid receiver from earwax and debris, which can cause damage and affect performance. Always ensure your wax guard is in place and in good condition.

Using wax guards for hearing aids is quite straightforward:

  1. Remove the old wax guard: Most wax guard packages include a small tool with two ends: one for removal and one for insertion. Use the removal end to gently pry out the old wax guard from the hearing aid.
  2. Prepare the new wax guard: Take a new wax guard from the package. If the package includes a disc or holder, pick up a fresh wax guard with the insertion end of the tool.
  3. Insert the new wax guard: Using the insertion end of the tool, carefully place the new wax guard into the hearing aid’s receiver opening. Push it gently until it is securely seated.
  4. Ensure proper fit: Check that the new wax guard is sitting properly and securely in the hearing aid. It should be flush with the surface and not sticking out.

Regularly replacing wax guards helps maintain the performance and longevity of your hearing aids by preventing earwax and debris from entering the receiver.