Hearing Aid Batteries – How Often Should You Change Them?

Hearing Aid Batteries – How Often Should You Change Them?

There are several options for changing hearing aid batteries. Most come in four sizes and are color-coded based on your hearing aid. Rechargeable batteries are a good option if you’d like to change your hearing aid batteries more frequently. Here are some tips to replace your hearing device’s batteries.

Rechargeable batteries

The coin/button battery is a common form of hearing aid battery. They are round, squat, and between five and twenty-five millimeters in diameter. Their positive terminal is stainless steel; the negative is a metal top cap. The rechargeable variety is more environmentally friendly and has a higher capacity per cell.

Disposable button/coin batteries are readily available and support various hearing aid styles. However, they are small and prone to become swallowed by people with limited vision or manual dexterity. If a button battery is swallowed, seek emergency medical attention.

Cleaning battery contacts

A clean hearing aid battery lasts much longer and is less likely to malfunction. However, batteries on some hearing aids  are especially susceptible to corrosion when exposed to moisture. So, permanently remove your hearing aid when not in use and keep it out of the bathroom while taking a shower or washing your hair. Cleaning your hearing aid battery contacts is easy and can extend its useful life significantly. To clean the battery contacts, you should use a dry cloth to remove debris.

To clean your hearing aid battery contacts, you should use a soft brush to remove debris and clean the battery compartment gently. If necessary, use a wax pick, hook, or hole punch to clean any debris that may have gotten inside the hearing aid. After cleaning the battery compartment, remove the battery and dry it thoroughly. Next, clean the entire hearing aid case and any other parts that may have been damaged, including the microphone. You can also use an alcohol wipe to remove any debris from the case.

Keep in a dry place

There are a few things to remember when storing a hearing aid battery. First, The smallest amount of dirt or grease can affect the battery’s ability to operate. Therefore, cleaning your hands before handling hearing aid batteries is recommended. In addition, all batteries come with a protective seal. Finally, removing the tabs and letting them breathe is essential when batteries are not in use. This process should last for three to five minutes.

Once you’re done using your hearing aids, you should store the batteries in a cool, dry place. Avoid placing them in the refrigerator or any other temperature that can cause the batteries to die prematurely. You should also keep them out of reach of children, as they can be dangerous if swallowed. Finally, always keep the batteries in a dry place, away from direct sunlight. This will prevent the battery from corroding.

Changing your hearing aid batteries

Changing your hearing aid battery can save you time and money. If you take proper care of it, your hearing aid will last longer. Before you change the battery, you must first wash your hands thoroughly. This will avoid any possible contamination. Then, lift the battery tab and wait about five minutes for the new battery to activate. Store your hearing aid in a cool and dry place when you’re finished.

Changing your hearing aid battery is easy, but different manufacturers may require additional steps. If you need help, call Audika Customer Service on weekdays from 9am to 5 pm AEDST. They’ll assist you through the process and can answer any questions you might have. It’s important to remember that every battery lasts for a certain period. A low battery can be annoying, and you don’t want to forget to change it!