Hearing aids need a constant source of power from a quality hearing aid battery in order to be effective. Here are a few things to consider about hearing aid batteries.
How Long Hearing Aid Batteries Last
Hearing aid battery lasts anywhere from 3 to 21 days. The hearing aid style, battery type, battery capacity, the amount of hearing aid use and the amount of hearing output being produced by the hearing aid are all factors in the life expectancy of a hearing aid battery.
When to Change Batteries in a Hearing Aid
- If sounds become distorted or you have to turn up the volume more than normal.
- Some hearing aids will make an indicating sound or notification when the battery is reaching less then optimal power.
Hearing Aid Battery Tips and Tricks
- Keep hearing aid batteries at normal room temperature, avoid storing them in warm place like cars, pockets and next to warm appliances.
- Do not place your hearing aid batteries in the refrigerate.
- Make sure your hands are clean before touching batteries. Oil and dirt on the batteries may decrease the life of the battery and possibly damage the hearing aid.
- Open the battery compartment all the way when you're done wearing the hearing aid for the day, or at night before going to bed.
- If moisture is a concern, remove the battery completely and place the hearing aid in a dry kit.
- Remove low or dead batteries as soon as possible. Batteries can swell, corrode and become difficult to remove from your hearing aid.