Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries continue to evolve within the industry. It is a good look for companies when device batteries are now easier to identify, and much easier to use. Your Hearing Connection keeps in stock the latest innovations with hearing aid batteries. When technology offers an improvement, buyers can depend on the clinic to be informed.
Traditional hearing aid batteries use a zinc-air system. Once activated, it needs to be immediately put into the hearing aid. Although it lacks rechargeability, traditional battery types have a good life, even at the lower tier. The reaction of the battery to air means that it is required to be packaged appropriately before selling. If air enters the package, then it will react with the battery and significantly reduce the duration of the charge. Currently, the four main battery types are yellow (#10), brown (#312), orange (#13) and blue (#675). These battery types are unique enough to make it next to impossible to damage a hearing aid by inserting the wrong type. The color markings will also be present on the battery and hearing aid instructions to help with compatibility.
Care and maintenance
Even when packaged, hearing aid batteries shouldn’t be left in extreme temperatures. Heat can force the battery to prematurely activate and expend energy. Cold weather could impact the packaging and cause a similar effect. The batteries are at their most fragile before they are put into the intended hearing aid. Once activated, consumers can rely on their hearing aids to protect and use the battery to its full extent.
Before using a new battery, the hearing aid should be cleaned so that the contacts are clear. Earwax or other debris will cause problems, and inserting a new battery in this state will only accelerate a mechanical problem. Before replacing a new battery, prep the new hearing aid for regular maintenance.
With the use of a portable station, rechargeable hearing aids are a convenient purchase. The battery never has to come out and can be recharged multiple times, as needed. Just like air pods, rechargeable hearing aids have a long battery life. When they are not in use, wearers can place them in a compatible base. Charging time varies based on the model, battery depletion and the age of the device. Getting a hearing aid with this feature is optional, but recommended for ease of use.