Receiving your first set of hearing aids can be a bit daunting – there is definitely a bit of a learning curve involved in learning to live with, and maintain, them.
One of the most first and most important skills you will need to acquire is the ability to change your hearing aid batteries. This is crucial, because without a constant source of power, your hearing aids won’t work.
Depending on how long you wear your device, and what model of hearing aid you have, you can expect most batteries to last for between one and three days before they need replacing, so if you plan to be out or away, it is always a good idea to take a spare set of batteries with you so that you don’t run into any trouble.
You’ll usually know when the batteries are running down because you will get warning signs – sometimes volume levels will drop or you will hear a constant beeping in your hear. This is an indication that it may be time to switch the batteries.
Occasionally, you may also encounter minor problems with your hearing aid. If it isn’t working, it is always worth checking that the batteries haven’t expired or that you have inserted them correctly before assuming that your device has malfunctioned – nine times out of ten, this is the cause of the problem, so always check the battery first before you go looking for your warranty!
Tips for Changing Your Hearing Aid Batteries
- When you are inserting or removing the batteries from your hearing aids, always wash your hands first to avoid any dirt or grime getting into the device, and always try to avoid doing so over a hard surface – otherwise, you run the risk of dropping it and causing structural damage.
- If you are inserting new batteries for the first time, you’ll need to peel off the sticker from the back of the battery to allow it to be exposed to oxygen, which will serve to activate it.
- Check your user manual if you are unsure of where the battery compartment is located, or how to open it.
- Insert the battery with the positive side (+ sign) facing up. Close the compartment, making sure that the door clicks – if it doesn’t, it may not be properly shut.
- There! That’s it! You’re all set to go!
It’s worth remembering that batteries also have a limited life span and will need replacing from time to time, which can get expensive over the long term. Luckily, Hidden Hearing offers all of its customers free batteries for life as part of our Complimentary Lifelong Aftercare Package.
So if you’ve purchased your hearing aids from us, you have the added peace of mind of knowing that you’ll never have to fork out for replacement batteries for the duration of your device’s lifespan.
For further advice on how to change the batteries in your hearing aid, or to find out more about our free batteries for life scheme, visit our website or call us on 1800 818 808.