19, March 2013
Users of hearing aids can all concur that frequent battery changes – and, of course, battery purchases – are just a part of life. With high-drain devices becoming the norm, your current battery for hearing aid can run out of juice rather suddenly, making a ready supply of extras a must. Becoming the proud owner of a hearing aid almost assures the fact that you will go through batteries faster than ever.
Different types of hearing aids and the wearer’s habits significantly affect battery life, but generally, you can’t expect more than a couple of weeks between battery changes. Believe it or not, there are some real differences in performance based on the brand you buy. Yes, you can look to almost any battery manufacturer and find your hearing aid battery 10, 13, 312, 675 – the usual – but you should know that some last longer both on your shelf and in your hearing aid. And some just plain work better. More...
18, February 2013
If you've had a hearing aid for a while, you know that hearing aid technology just keeps getting better. The same holds true for all battery for hearing aid devices. No more mercury, for one thing, and longer and longer life. Yet not every hearing aid battery or cochlear battery is built the same. The battery you choose – and how you care for it – makes a noticeable difference.
Hearing aid battery 10, 13, 312, 675 are the most commonly used. Experience new technology by choosing one of our zinc-air varieties. They use air from outside the battery as a power source, giving you clearer tones and fewer volume adjustments. With a zinc-air battery, you won’t be fiddling behind your ear with every setting or scene change. In addition to longer battery life, there will be no more “what's that you say?” And a lot less “huhs” and “whatsats.”
Since they're so darn tiny, there's a temptation to pop spare batteries in your pocket or purse. You know the general advice when it comes to temptations: Resist! That's because metal objects such as coins and keys can short out batteries. Also, be mindful of the temperatures where you store your hearing aid battery or cochlear battery, because extreme heat or cold can do a number on battery life and efficacy. Yes, that means glove compartments are probably not a good idea either. Room temperatures are your best bet – but make sure you store these and any other button batteries out of reach of curious tots who could swallow them.
Great Grandma didn't have the choices you have today when it came to her battery for hearing aid power. Take advantage, take care, and live your life without your mind on that little thing with big power in your ear!