The Basics of Hearing Aid Batteries
There is a lot to know about hearing aids, and if you want to have the best user experience possible, you must learn as much as you can about your device. If you already wear hearing aids or plan on getting a pair soon, knowing the facts behind this delicate piece of technology can help you get the most out of your hearing aids. While the specifics of each hearing aid will vary depending on the type of hearing aid, the batteries that power these devices are a bit more universal. Batteries for hearing aids do come in different sizes, but knowing some helpful hearing aid battery tips can help increase your overall performance.
Knowing how to get the most out of your hearing aid batteries can help increase the performance of your device and improve your user experience. It doesn’t matter if you already own a pair, or plan on purchasing your first hearing aid soon, knowing these useful hearing aid battery tips can help keep your device in tip-top shape.
• If you like to stock up on batteries, which is suggested, be sure to store them properly. Storing batteries in suitable conditions is necessary if you want to be reassured that the cells will be good and strong when you get around to using them. The suggested storage conditions for hearing aid batteries are in a non-humid environment that can remain at room temperature (68-77 °F).
• When you are storing your batteries, make sure you do NOT remove the stickers from the hearing aids. Removing the label should only be done once you are ready to use the batteries since exposing these batteries to the air will activate them. Otherwise, if this is removed prematurely, it can minimize the life of the battery, so make sure you keep the sticker in place.
• When it is time to replace the batteries in your hearing aid device, now is the time to remove the sticker backing from the battery. For the battery to become activated, it needs to be exposed to the air, so make sure you let your battery sit for 3-5 minutes before you put it into your device. This is necessary to do if you want to maximize your battery life.
• Anytime your hearing aid is not in use, keep it stored in a dehumidifier box or in a safe location that is away from direct heat or cold. Even if it’s just overnight while you sleep, keep the hearing aid turned off and the battery door open. Moisture can become built up, and condensation can ruin your device and affect your battery, so leave the battery door open so that moisture can escape.
• If you find that you don’t have long battery life on your hearing aids, make sure you check the device’s settings. Not all hearing aids are the same, but you might have your Bluetooth turned on, and you may not be aware of it. Settings such as Bluetooth can put a drain on your battery, so take a look and turn off anything you are not using. Also, your hearing aid may have an energy-saving mode that can help extend the life of your battery, so take a look at your device’s settings.