Whether battery-powered or not, hearing aids are getting smaller and more powerful. While a battery charges regularly, the batteries in your hearing aid need to be replaced, but for that, you need to consider a few things. Here’s a compilation of the dos and don’ts of hearing aid batteries so that you get the most out of them!
What to Do
- When you want to change the batteries in your hearing aid, all you need to do is pull the plastic tab off your hearing aid battery, wait a minute to let in the air necessary for optimal activation of your battery, and then integrate it into your hearing aid. The air entering the stack activates the ingredients, allowing them to work optimally.
- Be careful. Keep your hearing aid batteries in a dry place at room temperature to not affect their performance.
- When transporting batteries, it is best to keep them in their original packaging or store them in a case.
- If your battery gets wet, immediately stop using them.
- The best is to store them at room temperature.
- Have your hearing checked regularly by a professional.
- Always carry spare batteries.
- At night, ventilate the battery compartment of your hearing aid to prevent moisture buildup.
- Regulate and optimize the volume and settings of your hearing aids.
What You Should Not Do
- Do not immediately insert the battery into the hearing aid after removing the tab.
- Do not stock up all at once since a battery loses 10% of its charge per year. It is advised to buy small quantities regularly.
- Do not put them in contact with metallic objects (keys, coins, etc.) because they could be discharged in advance.
- Do not store batteries in hot places or too cool places like a refrigerator. Too low temperatures cause the voltage of the hearing aid batteries to reduce, reducing their life time.
- Do not keep the batteries in the bathroom or in hot or humid places. Excess moisture interferes with the operation of hearing aid batteries, worsening their performance.
- Likewise, excessively dry places decrease the life of hearing aid batteries
- Do not carry batteries out of their packaging in your pocket or handbag.
- Do not remove the tab until you want to use it.
- Do not leave the batteries inside your hearing aid if you’re not going to use them for an extended period of time.
- Don’t buy the cheapest batteries. Try different models to see which one gives you the best performance.
We hope that these tips will help you save on battery consumption, which will impact your pocket. If you have any questions, contact Victoria ENT & Allergy.
The trusted hearing specialists at the Victora Hearing Center have been providing quality hearing care to Victoria and the surrounding communities for decades. Their licensed hearing aid assistant and qualified support staff will assist you according to your needs. Call (361) 573-4331 or visit their website for more information.