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The Trick to Making Hearing Aid Batteries Last Longer

The Trick to Making Hearing Aid Batteries Last Longer

Have you recently been diagnosed with hearing loss? If so, then the next step is always going to be to speak to a hearing instrument specialist. They will provide you with the only real treatment option available and that’s always going to be hearing aids. Hearing aids will provide you with a way to communicate and listen more effectively, dramatically improving your quality of life. There are many different types of styles of hearing aids on the market. However, most of the options have one thing in common. They all tend to work with batteries. As such, you need to make sure that you are buying the right batteries for your hearing aids. A hearing instrument specialist can advise you on the right decision here. 

It’s worth noting that hearing aids will only provide the greatest level of support if you do choose the right batteries. If you fail to do this, then you are going to find that they don’t give you much benefit at all. One of the ways to ensure your batteries work for you is to guarantee that they last longer. This is also going to save you money and stop you from needing to replace batteries for your hearing aids every couple of days. So, what are the options here? Well, there are a few things you can consider.

Buy the right type 

The first step is going to be selecting the right brand or type of batteries on the market. Your hearing instrument specialist can offer advice and support here. They will be able to inform you which batteries tend to last the longest and ensure that you don’t get stuck with shoddy ones. You can also complete your own research, exploring which batteries last the longest and which ones are designed to provide the absolute best level of support to you. You need to think about levels of reliability here too.

It’s also possible to gain test packs. These trial packs are great as it means that you will be able to try out a few different brands for the minimum cost. 

Switch off hearing aids when not in use

One of the easiest ways to make sure that you are not wasting the batteries is to switch the hearing aids off when you are not using them. A lot of people make the mistake of leaving their hearing aids switched on overnight. In some cases, this can make sense, particularly if you live alone. You might want to make sure that you are able to hear a potential issue in your property. However, if there’s someone with you at home, then there’s really no reason to keep them switched on overnight. That’s simply going to drain the batteries at a far faster rate than you want. There will be other times when you don’t use your hearing aids too, such as when you go for a swim. It’s important to make sure that you are switching them off during this time. 

Know the battery draining features

Certain features on your hearing aids are going to be useful but will drain your batteries faster than usual. Examples here include Bluetooth tech. Bluetooth support is designed to ensure that you can connect to different devices around the home. This could include the TV, the laptop or your cell phone. It ensures that the sounds are sent directly from your devices to your hearing aids with no interruptions or issues. That’s exactly what you want to guarantee that you don’t have to worry about problems with noises getting distorted along the way. While useful, this feature can often be toggled on and off. Switching it off will save you battery and ensure that you don’t need to replace them more often. 

Speaking to your hearing instrument specialist

Finally, you might have noticed that your batteries are draining faster than usual. If so, it’s possible that this is a sign that there’s an issue with the device. You can solve the problem by making sure that you are getting an appointment with your hearing instrument specialist. They will typically be able to provide the fix or repair that could be necessary. 

We hope this helps you get the most out of your hearing aids. To learn more about Palmetto Hearing Healthcare Center contact Summerville at 843-571-0744 or Charleston at 866-571-0744. They can provide further advice and support to ensure that you are getting the greatest quality of life with your hearing aids. Alternatively, it’s possible to gain the hearing devices you need from these options too.


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