Hearing Aids and How to Extend Their Battery Life

Posted on February 20, 2016. Filed under: hearing education | Tags: , , , , , , , |

For anyone with a hearing aid, battery life can be a source of contention. Where you purchase your hearing aid from and the maintenance of your hearing aid can increase the lifespan of your device. Obviously, strong hearing aids tend to last longer; we have found that the real way to prolong the lifespan of a hearing aid is to monitor the battery.

Turning on the device for the first time is a simple process; you need to remove a small sticker that allows the oxygen to mix with the zinc oxide to turn the battery on. Wait five minutes after removing the seal before using the hearing aid, you’ll get a much better quality of lifespan from your battery. This one easy step can increase the lifespan of your hearing aid battery – as well as its effectiveness – for many months to come.

There are some basic tips that we can recommend you look into for protecting the strength and integrity of your hearing aid. We would recommend that you look into any of the following solutions:

  • Keep the hearing aid in a cool, dry place. Moisture in the air can cause the hearing aid battery to start dying off quicker,  so make sure you always keep your battery clean and dry.
  • Take the device out during certain activities. When you go swimming moisture might get in, causing problems with the hearing quality that you receive.
  • Remember to turn your hearing aid when you aren’t using it.  This might seem like common sense but plenty of people don’t do this lead to the need for a new battery faster than normal.

Save a small fortune on replacements with solid maintenance by following those simple steps. It’s worth the extra time; both medically and financially, in the long run.

 

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