The life of your hearing aid batteries depends on the hearing aid you use, how long you use it for daily and the capacity of the battery you are using. Normally, hearing aid batteries can last up to 22 days, but usually they last up to 5-7 days if you use the aid for more than 16 hours daily. Since you have to regularly change the batteries depending on the usage, it is a good idea to buy and keep multiple batteries with you. This way you will have them ready and available whenever you need to replace the old battery. Hearing aid batteries usually have a shelf life of around three years which is a good amount of time.
Why do Hearing Aid Batteries Drain so fast?
The life of the hearing aid batteries is affected by the humidity in the air. If you live in a place that is humid and moist, the additional moisture can clog the air vent in your hearing aid. This will affect the efficiency of both the battery and the hearing aid as moisture interacts with the chemicals of the battery, resulting in fast drainage. Usually, standard hearing aid batteries last anywhere between 3 to 22 days.
How to make your hearing aid batteries last longer?
Although the life of the hearing aid will depend on different factors like type of hearing aid device, the battery size and type, environment you live in, usage of the hearing aid, as well as the way you take care of the battery. Despite all that, you can follow these tips to keep your hearing aid batteries well maintained:
Use the oldest package of batteries first
Although these batteries have a shelf life of up to three years, you should use the oldest package first. The maximum the battery sits on the shelf, the less life it has.
Keep the plastic tab intact
Hearing aid batteries come with a plastic tab in place. To keep the batteries fresh, do not remove the plastic tab from individual batteries. Only remove them when they are ready to use. However, when you remove it to use the battery, let the battery rest for 5 minutes before inserting it to the hearing aid. This helps the zinc to mix with air and powers up the battery.
Have you considered about Rechargeable Hearing Aid?
With electronic gifts you give this season, you might include rechargeable batteries and a recharger. The environmental benefits of rechargeable batteries are obvious, but problems with rechargeable batteries provide important environmental lessons, and should make you consider the “human element” to technological environmental solutions. By this sense, using rechargeable earing aid is not only more convenient but also environment friendly! Luxato rechargeable hearing aids is fast charging approximately 2 hours for a full charge to enjoy long use time up to 20 hours. Our rechargeable hearing aids also use two-microphone Noise Blocker system designed to reduce volume levels of distracting background sounds. Luxato rechargeable hearing aids offer you luxury hearing experience and consider from environmental friendly perspective.