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Top Tips for Hearing Aid Batteries

Top Tips for Hearing Aid Batteries

Hearing aid batteries, some say they can’t live with them, but most can’t live without them. Because, just like most portable technology, hearing aids need a reliable power source. One of the most common questions clients ask us is “what are some tips for looking after our hearing aid batteries?”

So, to share our knowledge and hopefully help our clients get the most of our devices, we have put together two quick lists of our top tips for caring for hearing aid batteries. Don’t worry; this isn’t rocket science. You will be surprised how much of an impact just a few small changes in behaviour can make to the life span of your batteries.

Top 5 Zinc-Air Battery Tips

  • Hearing aids use a Zinc-air battery. This means that when you pull the sticky label from the battery, it is a good idea to let it sit for 1 minute before putting it into the hearing aid. This will let it take in enough air to charge up before you use it.
  • Try to keep your hands clean when changing batteries as grease and grime can affect the performance.
  • Have a look at the expiry date on the packet of batteries before purchasing, especially those from a chemist which may have been sitting there for a while.
  • When you are not using your hearing aid, it is a good idea to leave the battery door open allowing any moisture to dry out and lower the drain on the battery.
  • If you are using a drying chamber for your hearing aid (which are fabulous for getting rid of sweat and moisture problems), please make sure you take your battery completely out, otherwise out may corrode.

At Hearing Sense, we offer Power One Mercury Free batteries and you can purchase these over the phone or pop into our Norwood, Unley or Salisbury clinics. We even have a Battery Club which provides unlimited batteries for 12 months for a discounted fee.

We also like to do our bit for the environment, so feel free to bring in a jar of your old used batteries and we will organise them to be recycled.

Top 5 Rechargeable Battery Tips

  • Don’t let the contacts of your charger get wet. Wipe down with a tissue once every couple of days.
  • For some brands of chargers, it is really important that you put the hearing aids in the correct side slot – i.e. don’t put the right hearing aid in the left slot.
  • Do not try to open the battery compartment on the hearing aid. Particularly with Lithium-Ion Batteries, these can be toxic if not handled correctly.
  • Whenever you are not using your hearing aid, store it in the charger.
  • When you take your hearing aid out of the charger, be sure to hold it by the hearing aid case, not the wire so it doesn’t stretch or break the receiver.

Good to know there are no complicated tricks or difficult instructions. Just a few simple actions you can take to keep your batteries working for you, not against you. And, make sure you can enjoy your hearing aids for years to come.

At Hearing Sense, we offer a full range of products that use rechargeable batteries. We have a full range of stock of disposable batteries and replaceable rechargeable batteries. Because every client is different, and each has different needs, we pride ourselves on being able to offer a wide range of hearing aids to our clients. Every manufacturer now offers rechargeable options, and because Hearing Sense is independently owned by husband & wife team, you are not limited for choice in finding your perfect solution.

If you would like more information on rechargeable hearing aids, or to organise a hearing aid trial, give us a call on 83318047 to book your FREE appointment.



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