Hearing aid batteries might not seem like the most exciting part of the hearing aid device you use, but they’re certainly significant. They provide your hearing aid with the power they need to function correctly, and there are lots of things that hearing aid users should know about them.
We’re going to look at the best hearing aid batteries that are out there, and we’re also going to provide you with some advice that’ll help you to keep your batteries working for longer and information on when to get new ones from your hearing instrument specialist. Read on now to find out more.
Hearing Aid Batteries
There are various types of hearing aid batteries on the market right now. Zinc-air disposable batteries are the most common ones today. They have a seal that means they don’t start working until the seal is removed and they’re exposed to air. They turn on as soon as the oxygen hits them. Once the sticker is removed and the battery is activated, that process can’t be reversed.
There are various sizes of hearing aid batteries too, and these tend to be coded by color. For example, size 675 batteries for behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are colored blue. There are also orange, brown and yellow batteries. They’re all different sizes and are used for certain types of hearing aids. There are also rechargeable batteries starting to enter the market, but they’re not available with all hearing aids, which is why it’s important to know how to care for your batteries.
Store Batteries At Room Temperature
If you want to get the most out of your hearing aid batteries, you should be sure to store them correctly before you start using them. Poor storage methods can lead to problems arising with the batteries, and that’s when you end up having batteries not last as long as they should. In order to help your batteries last as long as possible when not in use, be sure to store them at room temperature and keep them away from moisture and extreme heat or cold.
Leave The Battery Compartment Door Open When Not In Use
When you’re not using your hearing aid and you’ve taken it out, you should think about leaving the battery compartment door open. This is done to allow any excess moisture and heat to escape from the battery area. This should help your battery to last for longer when it’s in use. Moisture doesn’t do your hearing aid or your hearing aid batteries any good at all. However, don’t leave it in the bathroom or anywhere where extra moisture could enter.
If You Won’t Be Using The Device For A While, Remove The Batteries
If you know that you’re not going to be using your hearing aid for a while, you should think about how and where you’re going to store it. One of the things you can do to help the battery life is to remove the batteries from the compartment. If the device is not in use, those batteries won’t be doing anything. And by not having them sitting in your hearing aid device, you can be sure that no corrosion will take place and cause difficulties.
When To Get New Ones From A Hearing Care Professional
If the sound quality you’re getting from your hearing aid device is weaker than it should be and changing the volume does nothing at all, you should head to your hearing instrument specialist and get some new batteries. It’s a sure sign that your current batteries are dead and that you need some new ones. They’ll be more than happy to help you and provide you with the batteries that you need to start using the device once more.
Performance Is Variable
The overall general performance of the hearing aid might also tell you that it needs to have some new batteries inserted. If the performance is inconsistent and very variable from day to day or throughout each day, it’s a sign that the batteries are running out. You need to be able to rely on your hearing aid, so once you start to notice a sign like this, be sure to replace the batteries at the soonest possible opportunity.
As a hearing aid user, you need to understand as much as possible about hearing aid batteries. Don’t hesitate to visit your hearing instrument specialist or audiologist when you’re having problems and need to have the batteries replaced. Visit one of our convenient locations if you want professional help from a hearing care professional or call us at (888) 553-7520.