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
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.