Tips to Extend Hearing Aid Battery Life
Hearing aid battery life can vary quite a bit. Many factors influence power consumption, which in turn affects how long hearing aid batteries last.
Factors that impact battery life include:
- Hearing aid style
- Battery size and type
- Hearing aid technology/features
- Temperature, climate and altitude
To get the most life out of your hearing aid batteries, try some of these simple, yet effective tips.
Tip #1: Ensure Proper Battery Activation
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.
Tip #2: Minimize Power Consumption
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.
Tip #3: Go Rechargeable
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.
If it’s time for new batteries, or you’re interested in a rechargeable solution, talk to your hearing care specialist. He or she will advise you on the best batteries for your specific need.