Caring For Your Hearing Aids
Any hearing aid wearer knows how important these small devices are to enhancing your day to day life, and taking proper care of them is crucial to their continued functionality. While caring for your hearing aids isn’t complex or time-consuming, they do require cleaning and proper storing in order for them to work well. Below are some quick tips for caring for your hearing aids:
Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aids work hard. They get little rest between daily use and have to perform well 365 days a year. It may come as no surprise that this performance requires a fair amount of batteries.
Battery life can vary between different hearing aid models. The exact schedule for changing batteries depends on factors including the size of the battery, the amount of time the hearing aids are worn, and the power requirements of the hearing aid. Depending on your instrument, battery life can last anywhere from 5 to 21 days.
Here are some tips for maximizing your battery life:
Never put batteries in your mouth. If a battery is swallowed, call the battery ingestion hotline printed on the back of each pack of batteries immediately.
Some of today’s modern hearing aids have the ability to convert to a rechargeable option, thus eliminating the need to purchase, store, and replace batteries. If you are interested in this option, please contact our office for more information.