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It can be tricky to get used to wearing a hearing aid, but you will soon become familiar with your device and how to get the best performance from it. The length of time your hearing aid batteries last for will depend on the size of your hearing aid and the batteries, and your usage. For example, streaming audio from your television will deplete batteries up to twice as fast as regular usage.
Here at Hidden Hearing, we provide a thorough aftercare service that includes check up appointments and maintenance for your hearing aid. We will show you how to look after your hearing aid and carry out basic cleaning and part replacement by yourself. Part of this process is changing the batteries on a regular basis, and you can follow our easy guide to simplify this process.
Tips For Changing Your Hearing Aid Batteries
Familiarise yourself with the batteries. You will need to know exactly which batteries your hearing aid takes, and to understand the colour coding system that is designed to make purchasing your batteries easier.
- Use your hearing aid correctly. With correct care and usage, your hearing aid batteries will last much longer. Some devices and features will run the batteries down more quickly, but the main thing is to avoid wasting the battery life by taking care of the batteries. You should always open the battery door when you are not wearing your hearing aid, and always dry your hearing aid properly when not in use.
- Be aware of when to change your batteries. You will usually hear a beeping sound in the ear to alert you that your hearing aid batteries need changing. You will need to remove the old battery from the battery compartment on your device, which is usually opened with a small lever or clip. Used batteries should be disposed of correctly, depending on what they are made from, so talk to your audiologist to find out the best way to recycle or dispose of the type you use.
- Allow your battery to activate. Peel the sticker off your new battery and allow it to be activated by the oxygen in the room for two to five minutes. This will ensure that the battery will be as effective as possible.
- Insert your new battery. Place the new battery inside your device, ensuring it is the correct way up. Make sure that you close the battery compartment correctly, then switch your hearing aid on and enjoy a great hearing experience!
Take a Free Hearing Test at Hidden Hearing
If you think you may be experiencing hearing loss, you can book a free hearing test with our experienced audiologists to find out the extent of your problem and explore the potential solutions. We have a range of excellent digital hearing aids that you can try, and we believe in finding the best solution for each individual we see.
Hidden Hearing is Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions, and our national network includes over seventy-five branches and clinics. Contact Hidden Hearing online today, or pop into your local branch.