Learning how to make your hearing aid batteries last longer is a great way to improve your overall hearing experience and can save you a bit of money. Hearing aid battery life can vary quite a bit, many factors influence power consumption, which in turn affects how long hearing aid batteries last.
Under most conditions, hearing aid batteries have a fairly predictable life span:
To get the most life out of your hearing aid batteries, try some of these simple, yet effective tips:
If you use non-rechargeable batteries, wait to remove the sticker until you’re ready to use that battery. Once the sticker is removed, the battery activates and continuously runs. After removing the sticker, wait a few minutes before putting it in your hearing aid. This will allow the hearing aid battery to reach its full activation level.
For most hearing aid batteries, you can minimize power use at night by leaving the battery door open while you sleep.
You can also conserve power by turning off your hearing aids whenever you’re not wearing them, for example, during your daily shower.
The best way to extend the lifespan of batteries is by ditching them altogether.
Some rechargeable hearing aids have a built-in power cell and can last up to 24 hours on a full charge. No batteries to buy or replace. Simply sleep, charge and go.