How to Extend the Life of Hearing Aid Batteries
Did you know that by taking extra care with your hearing aid batteries, you can improve the life of your hearing aids as well? Read ahead to learn more.
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At Beltone, we know your hearing aids play a significant role in your quality of life, and we want you to get the most out of your investment. Understanding your hearing aid batteries will help you get the best hearing experience possible with your Beltone hearing aids.
Hearing aids come in all kinds of sizes and styles. And, just as hearing aid styles vary, so do the styles and lives of hearing aid batteries.
There are two main types of hearing aid batteries:
There are several factors that affect hearing aid battery life, including:
Rechargeable hearing aid batteries
The same type of battery that powers smartphones, tablets, and laptops is now available for most newer hearing aid models. With high energy density and a small footprint, lithium-ion rechargeable batteries can deliver enough power for up to 30 hours of continuous use for hearing aid users.
For example, in the Beltone Amaze, the rechargeable battery is part of the hearing aid, so you don’t have to fumble with any small pieces.
Simply place the whole hearing aid into the charger each night, and it will be ready to go for up to 30 hours by the next morning. It can also power up quickly enough to last for eight hours after just 30 minutes of charging.
Zinc-air disposable batteries
Small silver discs, zinc-air batteries are not rechargeable and must be discarded after use (typically 5-7 days). They come in five sizes that fit the various hearing aid styles. Zinc-air batteries are activated by oxygen which is why they are factory-sealed with a sticker that must be removed before placing them into the hearing aids.
How to care for your disposable hearing aid batteries
While battery life is more of an art than a science in digital hearing aids, it’s been our experience that typically, a digital hearing aid battery lasts from 5 to 7 days. If your hearing aid battery life is noticeably shorter than this, consult with a Beltone Hearing Care Professional. We can check the battery contacts in your hearing aid, test for battery drain, and try to determine what’s happening with your hearing aid battery.
There are many easy steps you can take to improve the life of hearing aid batteries, including:
Additional tips for caring for your digital hearing aid batteries
In life, it’s sometimes surprising how paying attention to the little things can really pay off. The same holds true for caring for your hearing aid batteries.
Consider these additional tips: