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The Trick to Making Hearing Aid Batteries Last Longer

The Trick to Making Hearing Aid Batteries Last Longer

If you have recently been diagnosed with hearing loss or hearing damage, then you will usually speak to a hearing instrument specialist. These experts will then recommend a possible treatment option. The recommended treatment will usually be hearing aids however this isn’t always the case. With hearing aids, you can improve your quality of life and ensure that you don’t need to worry about issues with not being able to hear or communicate effectively. To ensure this is the case you need to make sure that you are using and maintaining your hearing aids the right way.

A vital element of this process is the batteries. You need to make sure that the batteries are working effectively and providing full power to your hearing aids. One of the issues that people will often encounter is that their batteries are simply draining far too quickly. Here are some of the tricks you can use to ensure that this isn’t the case. 

Contact a specialist

One of the first things to be aware of here is that if you are finding that your batteries are draining down significantly faster than you might expect, this could be an issue with the devices themselves. To check for this, make sure that you are trying out a few different batteries in the devices. This can ensure that you know whether there is a fault. If in doubt, be sure to visit a hearing instrument specialist. They can guarantee that a fix or replacement can be provided where necessary. 

Of course, you should make sure that you are completing a few basic troubleshooting tricks before taking this step. It’s important that you avoid an appointment if you can. 

Try different brands

Did you know that different brands of hearing aids last longer? This is true and one of the factors to be aware of here is that it’s usually the cheaper brands that are going to last for the least amount of time. As such, if you want to make sure that you don’t have to replace your batteries every few days or even weeks, you may want to opt for a different type of battery. You can get trial kits. This will allow you to try a few different brands before you commit to a subscription service. Your hearing instrument specialist will be able to offer you advice on the right brands as well as the best ones on the market. 

Switch them off when not in use

What do you do when you’re not using your TV? Most people will switch it off to save power and you should be doing the same with your hearing aids. You don’t always need to have your hearing aids turned on. There are certain times when they are not going to be providing any benefit at all. A typical example would be when you are in bed trying to sleep. Taking out your hearing aids can make going to sleep far easier because it provides a quiet and peaceful environment. During this time, you should make sure that you are switching off your devices. In some cases, it can even be beneficial to remove the batteries and ensure that there’s no way that your power is going to drain away overnight. 

Be aware that in some cases you’ll also find the environment can drain batteries faster. You should make sure that your hearing aids aren’t left in an environment that greatly exceeds room temperature. 

Switch off tech features

Modern hearing aids come with a lot of tech features. Your hearing instrument specialist will be able to explain the tech features that are available with your hearing aids. They should also provide you with information on the level of power that these features use. Bluetooth, for instance, will devour power and you’ll know this if you even turn it on when you are using your phone. It’s certainly a useful feature allowing you to connect with different tech devices such as your cell phone or TV. However, it doesn’t have to be turned on all the time. You can typically toggle it on and off. This is a great way to save power. 

We hope this helps you understand the importance of hearing aid batteries and how to ensure that you get the greatest benefits from these.  To learn more about My Hearing Center contact, Palm Springs at 561-612-0138, Boynton Beach at 561-623-9060, West Palm Beach at 561-612-0231, Jensen Beach at 772-408-9559 or Jupiter at 561-935-6592. We will provide expert support and advice, ensuring that you don’t need to worry about issues maintaining your hearing aids.