Hearing Aid Batteries
Your hearing aids are very important, but keep in mind that they can’t help you hear, if they don’t have battery power. It is also important that Hearing Aid wearers always carry a spare pack of batteries and pay attention to the low battery beeping noise indicator. This suggestion will allow your hearing aid to keep working and help you live interruption free.
Hearing aid batteries will usually last between 5-7 days, but it will depend on several factors like:
*The type & size of hearing aid *The technology level of the hearing aid
*The type & size of the battery *The number of hours you’re using your hearing aid
*The environment reside in *The way you take care of the battery
Patient best practices to keep hearing aid batteries well-maintained & help them get the most charge life.
1. Never remove the plastic tabs of your batteries until use.
The tab keeps the battery fresh, the movement you take it off, the battery activates & begins to lose its charge.
2. Use your oldest pack of hearing aid batteries first.
Hearing aid batteries can be stored for a long time but the longer they sit in storage, the shorter their life.
3. Store your supply of hearing aid batteries in a dry and cool place.
Intense temperatures and high humidity levels are bad for the life of your batteries. Consider a closet & avoid the refrigerator or bathroom.
4. Always wash your hands before & after replacing your hearing aid battery.
Grease and dirt is bad for the life of your batteries. Dirty hands are the biggest enemy of your batteries.
5. After removing the plastic tab from you battery wait five minutes before inserting it in your device.
When removing plastic tab, the zinc inside the battery mixes with the air to charge it up. If you let it fully charge, you can extend the battery’s life by a few days.
6. Remember to leave your hearing aid battery door open when your device in not in use.
If your not using your hearing aid, turn it off, store it somewhere dry (avoid bathroom or kitchen) and leave the battery compartment open. It allows any moisture to withdraw and aid in battery drain as well as help with battery corrosion.
7. A hearing aid dehumidifier is always suggested.
Dehumidifier’s & Dry store devices not only protects your hearing aids but your batteries as well. They also function as a safe storage place when you hearing aids are not in use.
8. Batteries must be removed entirely if your device will not be in use for long periods of time.
It helps to avoid hearing aid damage produced by unnecessary battery corrosion.