Hearing aid batteries are what keep your devices functional. In order to get the most out of your hearing aid, knowing how to take proper care of batteries is imperative. Here are a few tips.
When the life of a hearing aid battery nears its end, the battery can stop working suddenly. This is why it’s a good idea to have backup batteries on hand.
Before handling a battery, wash and dry your hands thoroughly. Dirty or wet batteries might have damaging effects on your hearing aid.
Many people refrigerate their batteries; however, this is actually bad for them. Store batteries at room temperature, and avoid any extreme heat and cold. Extreme temperatures can decrease the life of the battery.
It’s common for a bit of moisture to build up inside hearing aids. This can cause batteries to corrode. Avoid this by leaving hearing aids open when not using them. Keeping this in mind, avoid storing your batteries in moist environments such as bathrooms. Keep them as dry as possible.
Also when storing or carrying batteries, keep them away from metals. Coming into contact with your keys or loose change can cause batteries to short circuit.
In addition, when you are not using your hearing aid, turn it off. This will ensure there’s no power draw from the battery and extends its life.
When you rely on a hearing aid, you want to get the most life out of your batteries as possible. Use the above tips to care for batteries and extend their life, so you can fully use every volt of power they provide.
For more information about caring for hearing aid batteries and hearing aids, please contact us.