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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Hearing Aid Batteries

Nick Moomaw

Hearing aids are getting more and more advanced as the days go by. With all the advanced processing and new features in todays hearing aids you can expect to get anywhere from 3-10 days off a single battery. We understand the frustration that comes with such unexpected battery lives. Below is a list conducted of ten different ways you can prolong the life of your battery. 

 

Hearing aids are getting more and more advanced as the days go by. With all the advanced processing and new features in todays hearing aids you can expect to get anywhere from 3-10 days off a single battery. We understand the frustration that comes with such unexpected battery lives. Below is a list conducted of ten different ways you can prolong the life of your battery. 

 

  1. Let the battery "breath" for 3-5 mins: After removing the tab, let the battery sit for 3-5 mins before installing it into your hearing aid. This activation time allows air to reach the materials inside the battery and activate them. 

  2. Wash your hands thoroughly before handling batteries: Grease and dirt can ruin your hearing aid along with clog air pores located on the battery.
  3. Use a hearing aid dehumidifier: A hearing aid dehumidifiers job is to absorb any and all moisture located inside your hearing aid and battery. It is also an excellent place to store your hearing aids so they can't get lost or damaged.
  4.   Open the battery door when you are not using the hearing aid anymore: When you are not wearing the hearing aid anymore make sure and turn it off as well as open the battery door so that the battery is not being drained when not in use. Another benefit or opening the battery door is to let excess moisture escape. 
  5.  Remove battery all together if you are not using hearing aid for extended periods of time: This helps prevent corrosion along with any other damages caused by trapped moisture.
  6. Check the expiration date on the batteries: The further out the expiration date the fresher they are. Batteries will drain slightly over time so when buying them for your hearing aids make sure you check the expiration and aim for around a year out.
  7.   Use the oldest pack of batteries first: You want to ensure you are getting the most out of all your batteries so make sure you use the batteries with the closest expiration so you know you're getting the most out of them as you can.  
  8. Keep the stickers on the batteries: The sticker tabs on the batteries themselves keep them fresh. After removing that tab the battery is activated and starts draining immediately after. So make sure you are taking the tab off only on the batteries needing to be used right away. 
  9.  Keep the batteries in a cool dry place: Keeping batteries in extreme heats or moistened air will effect batteries and cause them the train some of the life before being used. Make sure they are kept in a fairly dry room temperature room.  
  10.  Buy your batteries from a hearing clinic: To make sure you are getting the right kind for your hearing aid make sure you get the batteries from a hearing center.