For maximum performance, you should try to clean your hearing aid each morning. Start by wiping the exterior with a soft cloth or brush to remove obvious dirt and debris. Do not use tissues that have aloe or lotions as they can harm the device. Be careful NOT to wipe dirt into the microphone as this can damage it. You will want to keep the tubing clean and free of ear wax, which is the No. 1 cause of hearing aid problems. Most devices come with a tool for cleaning out the tubing when it is removed from the device. You don’t need to clean the tubing every day, but definitely do it on a regular basis. Be cognizant of water, rain, or sweat getting in, on and around your device.