Disposable Battery Tips
Battery life varies depending on the size of the battery and the amount of current energy draw required by the hearing aid, which varies depending on a person’s individual hearing loss.
Turn OFF your hearing aid(s) by opening the battery door(s).
You may either:
- 1. Start a replacement cycle and anticipate when your battery will become low. Preventatively replace the battery before it goes dead (i.e. change the battery every Sunday morning).
- 2. Wait until you hear the low battery warning. At that time, change the battery.
- It may be helpful to put the sticker tab that is removed to activate the battery on your calendar to track battery use.
- Do NOT refrigerate your batteries but DO store them in a cool, dry place.
- Remove the sticker tab and allow your batteries to fully power up. Hearing aid batteries are a zinc-air battery which means the charge does not begin until the sticker tab is removed from the face of the battery, allowing air to enter through tiny openings. Never remove the tab until the battery is going to be inserted into the hearing aid. Allow your batteries to sit outside of the hearing aid for a full minute before you insert them. This will allow the batteries to charge fully and give you the longest possible battery life.
- Insert your battery correctly. There is a “positive” and a “negative” polarity and the battery must be positioned correctly to coincide with the electrical contacts in the hearing aid. If the battery door does not close easily, this is often a sign that the battery is in backwards.
Batteries are toxic, so handle them carefully and dispose of them properly. KEEP ALL BATTERIES IN A SAFE PLACE AWAY FROM PETS AND CHILDREN. THEY ARE HAZARDOUS IF SWALLOWED.