Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aids need a quality steady power supply from quality hearing aid batteries in order to work correctly. The smallest change in a battery's output can turn clear hearing aid performance into poor volume or noise control. AccuQuest currently has a Battery Club Program offered to current patients and their loved ones. A member of the Battery Club pays less for batteries and you can also earn FREE batteries as well. By purchasing batteries at AccuQuest you can save about $45 dollars per year compared to purchasing from a local drug store. You can purchase batteries at our offices without being a Battery Club member. Being a member will save you even more! Click here to learn more about the AccuQuest Battery Club.
What is the Typical Life of a Hearing Aid Battery?
Usually a standard battery will last between 3-22 days. The life of a battery depends on battery and hearing aid type, battery capacity, and how much the hearing aid is used, but the truth is there is no one answer that will work for every person. There are numerous factors that affect how long a battery will last and each person has a different combination of these factors. Essentially each person has a unique hearing loss “fingerprint”. No one fingerprint will be exactly alike; therefore, no one person will have the exact same battery life as another.
Factors that Affect Battery Life Include:
Individual’s Hearing Loss: As severity increases, increased amplification is required. This causes an increase in the current, which reduces battery life. Therefore, the more severe hearing loss a person has, the shorter the battery life.
When Should I Change My Batteries?
- If sounds begin to be distorted or when you need to turn up the volume more frequently.
- Hearing aids will sometimes make a small beeping noise when the battery level is low. Immediately change batteries when you hearing this.
- Make sure to carry extra batteries with you, hearing aid batteries tend to lose power suddenly.
- For protection from discharging any backup batteries, do not place them close to coins, keys, or metal objects.
Why is There a Seal on Hearing Aid Batteries?
- Whenever the seal on a battery package is broken the hearing aid battery will start discharging. Make sure to always buy unopened packages.
Can Battery Drain Be Reduced?
- Turn off or open the battery door when not wearing your hearing aid.
- When you will not use your device for a long period of time remove the battery.
- Refrain from storing in extreme temperatures.