How to get the most out of your hearing aid batteries
One of the most important parts of your hearing aid is the battery! Did you know that some simple steps can help prolong the life of your hearing aid batteries?
Some background on hearing aid batteries:
Hearing aid batteries are zinc-air and come in 4 sizes (yellow10, brown312, orange13, or blue675). All zinc-air batteries will come with a sticker-like tab on the back. Therefore, you will need to remove the tab prior to using the battery. This tab prevents air from activating the zinc chemical until you need it. Hearing aid batteries are sensitive to extreme temperatures and moisture. If hearing aid batteries touch other metal or other batteries, this can cause them to short out.
How to get the most of your hearing aid batteries:
-Let battery sit un-tabbed one to five minutes prior to using. This allows the power to ramp up before use.
-Store batteries at room temperature in their original packaging.
-Do not store batteries in humid or moist environments.
-Open the battery door of your hearing aid when it is not in use to extend the life of the battery.
Some other tips that can help:
-Keeping track of your battery usage can help you spot changes to the cycle.
-Dispose of dead batteries immediately to avoid mix-ups. You can throw batteries in the trash or take them to a local recycling center.
-Keep spare batteries on you. Your hearing aid batteries are most likely to go out when you are going about your normal day.
Don’t forget that batteries are not safe to be ingested. Keep them out of reach of small children, vulnerable adults, and pets. If batteries are swallowed, see a doctor immediately and call the National Button Battery Hotline at (202) 625-3333.
Additionally, if these tips and tricks did not help improve the performance of your devices, please call to visit with our professionals today at (651) 888-7800.