Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries are necessary to power hearing aids. Typical hearing aid batteries can last anywhere from 3 to 22 days. This depends on the type of hearing aid, the battery type and capacity, how often the hearing aid is used, and how often it is used to stream.
Hearing aid batteries should be changed when sound becomes distorted, or you find yourself having to turn up the volume on your hearing aid more than normal. Hearing aids also have a feature where there is a “low-battery” beep or voice sound that comes on, indicating the battery is low and should be changed.
Tips for Maximizing Hearing Aid Battery Life:
- Turn your hearing aid off and open the battery door when not in use.
- Take the battery out if you are not using your hearing aid for an extended period.
- Avoid extreme temperatures.
Hearing Aid Battery Care Tips:
- Store hearing aid batteries at normal room temperatures. Do not refrigerate or store in extreme heat.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before changing batteries. If grease and dirt get on the battery, it may damage the hearing aid.
- Leave the battery compartment of your hearing aid open at night so that moisture can escape. Doing so will keep the battery from corroding and damaging the hearing aid.
- Remove dead batteries immediately. A completely discharged battery may swell and become difficult to remove.
- Keep spare batteries handy. Hearing aid batteries often lose power very suddenly, so it’s smart to carry an extra set of batteries with you at all times.
- Keep batteries away from metal objects. To protect against discharging your backup batteries, keep them away from coins, keys or other metal objects.
Rechargeable batteries are recommended for hearing aid wearers who live life on-the-go and require uninterrupted hearing throughout busy days.
At Living Sounds, our hearing healthcare professionals can help you determine if your current hearing aid can support rechargeable batteries or if you are due for an upgrade to a rechargeable hearing aid. These rechargeable options eliminate the hassle of replacing standard disposable batteries with your other smart devices simply with a few hours of charging. Click here to learn more about Rechargeable Solutions.