There are more improvements being made for hearing aids. With additional processing control and the latest features in modern hearing aids, you can get 3-10 days of power from a single battery. The battery life for hearing aids is inconsistent. One battery might only last a couple of days, whereas the other battery might last for up to a week. The inconsistencies are due to the amount of time spent using the hearing aids, streaming, and the daily maintenance of your hearing aids.
There are ways to get the most out of your batteries and enhance the efficiency of your hearing aids.
Here are 10 tips to get the most use out of your hearing aids:
1. Give the battery 3-5 minutes to rest. After you separate the tab from the battery, leave the battery to sit for 3-5 minutes before inserting it into your hearing aid. This
is known as an “activation” time, which permits air to spread throughout the materials inside the battery and activate them.
2. It is important to thoroughly clean your hands before switching out the batteries.
Getting dirt and grease on the battery may destroy the hearing device, and they can also block up the battery’s air pores.
3. When you are not wearing your hearing aids, you can turn it off or open the battery
door to reduce battery drainage. It’s best to open the battery door at night, in order
to release moisture that has been collected in the hearing aids. This will prevent the battery from corroding and damaging the hearing device.
4. Use a hearing aid dehumidifier to help absorb moisture from your hearing aids and
batteries. This creates more efficiency in the battery power. The dehumidifier also makes an excellent storage unit for hearing aids.
5. Remove the batteries if there will be an extended period of time when you will not
be using your hearing aids. This will help to prevent damage and deterioration from
moisture that is trapped in the aids.
6. Look at the expiration date on the batteries. The further out the expiration date, the
fresher the batteries are. As time passes, batteries will slightly drain when they are just sitting on the shelf. It’s best if you buy batteries that have an expiration date one year or longer from the original date of the purchase.
7. Use your oldest pack of batteries first. The latest packs will have the furthest
expiration date. Be sure to use the oldest batteries first, in order to get the most battery life out of them.
8. Do not remove the stickers on the batteries until you are ready to use them. The
sticker on the battery keeps it “fresh” and unused. When the sticker is removed, the
battery becomes activated and begins to drain.
9. Store the batteries in a cool, dry location. Storing batteries that are new and/or
unused, in severe temperatures can drain the battery or give it a shorter life.
10. It would be a good idea to invest in a rechargeable battery hearing aid. Rechargeable hearing aids and batteries are beginning to come out into the market. Rechargeable batteries allow you to charge the battery overnight in order
to have it ready for your whole day. Rechargeable batteries need to be replaced on
a yearly basis.
If you need a fresh pack of batteries, stop by at one of our Pure Sound Hearing Aids offices to purchase them.