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How Long do Hearing Aid Batteries Typically Last?

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Hearing aids require batteries to work, which means that you are going to need to be aware of all thing’s battery! There isn’t a whole load of information that you’ve got to take in, but it is important that you know some of the basic things about hearing aid batteries. You can talk to your hearing instrument specialist (HIS) if you need some help with changing your battery the first time so you can see how it’s done. It’s not a particularly difficult task, and it’s easy to get the hang of once you know what you are doing. We’re going to be focusing on how long hearing aid batteries last, and some more information about the battery that you should know. If you want to know more, keep reading down below.

How long do hearing aid batteries last?

The first thing that you likely want to know is how long hearing aid batteries are likely to last. The short answer is that they are going to last between three and twenty-two days. This is the average lifespan of hearing aid batteries, but don’t be surprised if they last longer than this because sometimes, they can go for a little longer. Just make sure that you are keeping an eye on it so that you are aware if they start to show signs of needing changes. We’re going to look at what these signs are a little further down, so you know exactly what to look for. 

How long your battery will last will depend on the type of hearing aid you’ve got, the battery type, and the capacity of the battery. As well as this, the amount that you use the hearing aid will impact the amount of use that you get out of them. For example, if you don’t use your hearing aids that often, then you’ll get longer out of a battery than you would if you were using them frequently.

How to know when to change the battery

There are a number of signs that you should look out for when it comes to changing your hearing aid battery. One of the first things you should look for is whether the sound of your hearing aid is becoming distorted. If this happens, then it’s time to change the batteries as they are coming to the end of their lifespan. This is also the case if you notice that you have to turn the volume up more than usual.

You will also find that there are some hearing aid batteries that start making a low beeping sound if they are running low on battery. This is something that you should listen out for, and when you notice it, be prepared to change it sooner rather than later. And finally, it’s important that you know certain hearing aid batteries actually end up losing power suddenly, so it’s going to be in your best interests to carry a spare set around with you.

Can you minimize the battery drain?

One of the best things that you can do is ensure that when you’re not using your hearing aid, you turn it off. This will help you to minimize the drain on the battery without actually taking it out of the device. However, if you know that you aren’t going to be using your hearing aid for an extended period of time, then just take the battery out altogether. When you do this, and with any future batteries, make sure that you aren’t storing them in any kind of extreme temperatures. Hot or cold will make the battery drain quicker, so take care to store them in a cool, dry place. 

How to care for the hearing aid battery

If you want to take the best possible care of your hearing aids, then make sure you don’t put them in the fridge. Some people do this, and it can damage the battery. It’s also going to be important that you wash your hands properly before changing the batteries, as dirt and grime from the day can damage the hearing aid as well as the battery. 

Remove any dead batteries immediately because they can sometimes swell and become a challenge to remove. If this happens, you might even have to go to your HIS for their assistance in removing the battery.

To learn more about hearing aids, get in touch with AA Hearing Aid Center Inc. Call today at 203-348-2271 where a friendly member of the team will be waiting to answer all of your questions.