Extending Hearing Aid Battery Life
Hearing aids are a fantastic device, as they help extend a person’s ability to hear. While there are many upsides to hearing aids, one of the negatives about this device is the use of batteries. There’s nothing worse than your batteries dying, especially when you need them the most. Plus, buying new batteries can be expensive, so it is essential to try to get the most out of your hearing aid batteries, especially since they only typically last 3 to 7 days. By extending hearing aid battery life, you can save both time and money.
Even though we highly recommend carrying spare batteries with you, extending hearing aid battery life should always be a top priority. To help you get the most out of your hearing aids, check out these helpful hearing aid battery tips.
1. If you like to buy in bulk, which is never a bad thing, especially when it comes to hearing aid batteries, aim to purchase the freshest ones available. Battery power does diminish in time, even though unopened batteries can last for years when in the packaging. But if you want to ensure that you will get the most out of your batteries, purchase the newest, freshest pack possible.
2. You shouldn’t do a lot of things with dirty aids, and replacing your hearing aid batteries should definitely be on that list. Batteries and dirty hands don’t go well together, so before you handle your hearing aid batteries, thoroughly wash your hands!
3. If you plan on stocking up on batteries, make sure you store them properly. Keep your batteries stored at room temperature, and ensure that the environment is dry. Storing your batteries in a location that experiences high humidity levels and temperature shifts can shorten the life span of your batteries.
4. See those plastic tabs on your hearing aid batteries? Well, don’t remove them until it is time to use them. Once you pull the tab, the air will activate the battery, so if you don’t plan on using the battery, they will continuously drain even when not in use.
5. When you plan to use your hearing aid battery, make sure your hands are clean and then remove the plastic tab to activate the battery. However, don’t immediately insert them into your device. Let them sit 5-7 minutes before you use them. Allowing time for the zinc to mix with the air will help extend the life of your battery.