Hearing Aid Batteries: Powering the Future of Hearing
At the ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center, we understand the pivotal role of batteries in ensuring seamless hearing aid functionality. As technology advances, the choices for hearing aid batteries have expanded, giving users more options for longevity, convenience, and efficiency.
Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries: A Modern Solution
There’s a growing shift towards rechargeable hearing aid batteries, and for good reasons:
- Cost-Effective: Just one set can last multiple years, eliminating frequent purchases.
- Reliability: Consistent power levels ensure your hearing aids work optimally all day.
- Convenience: Simply charge overnight for a day’s worth of use. No more fumbling with tiny batteries!
- Green Choice: Reduce your carbon footprint with batteries that outlast hundreds of disposables.
Experience the benefits firsthand by booking a demonstration at our center.
Traditional Hearing Aid Batteries: Trusted and True
While the trend may be moving towards rechargeability, many still rely on conventional zinc-air batteries. These come in various sizes, color-coded for easy identification:
- Size 10 (yellow)
- Size 13 (orange)
- Size 312 (brown)
- Size 675 (blue)
Maximizing Battery Life: Tips and Tricks
- Activate zinc-air batteries by exposing them to air for 5 minutes before inserting.
- Ensure proper battery placement to avoid damage.
- Store unused batteries at room temperature in their original packaging.
- Always turn off hearing aids when not in use to extend battery life.
How to Recognize When It’s Time for a Change
Most hearing aids give cues when battery power is waning. This could be a simple beep, a voice alert, or a decline in performance. It’s essential to change batteries promptly to maintain optimal hearing aid function.
Changing Batteries: A Step-by-Step Guide
Open the battery compartment gently.
Remove the old battery, if present.
Peel the protective seal off the new battery, waiting for 5 minutes to activate.
Align the “+” of the battery with the compartment’s “+” sign.
Securely close the compartment.
How much do they cost?
While some packages offered by providers may include free batteries, the average cost for a pack of 18 is between $10 and $17.
How often should I change them?
Battery lifespan depends on the hearing aid’s style and usage. Smaller units might require a change every 3-5 days, while larger units can last weeks with limited daily use.
At ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center, we’re here to help you navigate the world of hearing aid batteries, ensuring you always hear your best. Whether you’re considering the switch to rechargeable options or need guidance on maximizing your current batteries, our team of experts is here to assist. Contact us today for all your hearing aid battery needs.