Extending the life of your batteries is very helpful for any hearing aid user. You never want to constantly stop what you’re doing just to change them out. Proper care and preservation are key to moving on with your day.
Caring and Storing Your Hearing Aid Batteries
A battery that is not stored properly could become damaged or even lose the ability to charge.
There is a sticker on the battery, that should only be removed when you are getting ready to place the batteries into your hearing aids. Removing the sticker causes the batteries to activate, so even if you don’t place them into your hearing aids, the energy is still draining from them. It’s vital to store the batteries so that there is no way that the sticker separates from the battery. Store them in a cool, dry place for the best results.
Hearing aid batteries should not be stored in your refrigerator or bathroom. Many falsely believe that storing hearing aids in the refrigerator will make them last longer. They should be stored in a dry area, like a cupboard, drawer, or shelf that won’t collect too much moisture.
It’s very important to store the hearing aid batteries out of reach from children and pets. Hearing aid batteries can damage internal organs if swallowed. If this occurs, immediately seek medical care.
Loss of Battery Power
The amount of charged power, or hours that each battery has will differ based on the hearing aid style and battery size. A smaller battery will deplete faster than a larger battery. For instance, batteries in a size 10 will only last for 3-5 days.
Most people wear small and discreet hearing aids for aesthetics. As a result, smaller batteries don’t last very long. It’s common for batteries to drain more quickly if you have a more severe form of hearing loss. They also drain quicker if you frequently utilize the Bluetooth function and other hearing aid devices.
On average, a hearing aid’s battery life lasts about one week if the hearing aids are being worn for 12 to 16 hours each day.
How to Prolong Your Hearing Aid’s Battery Life
Facts about Storing Hearing Aids
Taking just a few extra steps to care for your hearing aid batteries can help you save your battery life and some money.
If your hearing aids need batteries, stop by one of our offices in Elizabethtown, Lititz, Mt. Joy, or Strasburg to replenish your battery supply.