Hearing Aid Batteries

Here are some tips to help keep your hearing aids working well.

Tips for Caring for Your Hearing Aids

Hearing aids need regular upkeep and preventative maintenance to ensure their optimal performance. With reasonable care, the life expectancy of a hearing aid is about three to five years. Here are some tips to help keep your hearing aids working well.

Hearing Aid Batteries

Batteries are the lifelines for your hearing aid, so here are some tips to keep them working effectively.

Do not purchase a very large supply of batteries at one time. To ensure you have the freshest supply on hand, consider joining our "battery club". You can take advantage of a discounted rate when you pay for a large supply at one time, but because we keep the batteries here and send them to you as you need them, you are getting a fresh supply each time.

When you remove the color-coded sticker from your new battery, you should wait approximately five minutes before putting the battery in your hearing aid. This gives the battery time to reach it's full charge. In addition, consider "sticking" the colored removal tab on your calendar or date book. Over time you will see a pattern of usage develop. Once you know what the average life expectancy is for your battery, you can change the battery in the morning, before your day gets going. This will help to minimize the likelihood of a dead battery at a crucial moment during the day. We recommend you keep an extra package of batteries at your office, or in your purse or briefcase, just in case you need it.

In the past, it was suggested that a refrigerator as a good location to store extra batteries. Current recommendations are against refrigeration, as moisture and condensation can affect battery life.