There has been a significant amount of innovation in hearing aid batteries over the last decade. However, there is one thing that hasn't changed: installing your hearing batteries is still easy to do and only takes a few minutes.
There are habits you can develop when caring for your devices and batteries that will help you get the most out of them, though, which is why we want to share these tips on how to properly install hearing aid batteries.
To help you maximize the length of your battery life, we suggest you develop the following habits:
- Always store your hearing aid batteries in a dry environment at room temperature. Avoid storing your hearing aids or batteries in extreme temperatures, either hot or cold, as this will contribute to shortening the battery life of your hearing aids. Extreme temperatures can also cause permanent damage to your hearing aids.
- Wash your hands before you remove the batteries or put in new batteries. Dirt or grease from your hands could harm the new battery or the interior of your hearing aid.
- When installing new zinc-air batteries make sure to remove the tab from the battery and allow it to sit 5 minutes before inserting the battery and closing the door to the battery compartment. This allows air to reach the battery and "activate" it, which should help the battery life.
- When you remove your hearing aids at night, make sure to open the battery door. The battery will still be discharging, just at a lower rate. Or you can store your hearing aids in a hearing aid dehumidifier overnight. This will draw moisture out of the hearing aids, helping to preserve the battery life and your hearing aid.
By following these tips you should gain the maximum amount of use out of each battery and help extend the life of your hearing device. For information on how long you can expect your hearing aid batteries to last, visit our helpful article, located here.
Below is a video showing you how to install hearing aid batteries in your HearClear hearing aid. The process of changing your hearing aid batteries is very similar for most of our hearing aids and changing your hearing aids is a quick and easy process!
However, if you need any help installing your batteries, just give us a call at 1 (800) 804-0434 and we will be happy to help you over the phone!