One of the best decisions you can make is to get rechargeable hearing aids instead of the ordinary ones. Other than saving the money you would have used to replace batteries regularly, you'll reduce the probability of being caught off-guard when you need the device the most. All you need to do is recharge the battery, and you'll be set for the day.
However, your rechargeable hearing aid batteries still need to be maintained regularly to boost their efficiency and prolong their life. So, what can you do to enjoy using the batteries for longer? Below are some simple practices you should consider to enhance your batteries' longevity.
Charge the batteries fully
If you aren't using your hearing aids, you should consider charging them so you don't get inconvenienced when you need them the most. Many people make the mistake of waiting until the batteries get depleted to charge them. Such batteries will take longer to charge, so the chances are that the battery won't be full the next time you want to use the device. Charge the battery before it gets depleted to get a full charge for the day. Constant charging doesn't reduce the battery's lifespan.
However, once the battery is full, you should disconnect the device from the charger. If you leave the battery or device on the charger for longer, the battery will be overcharged, reducing battery life. Also, don't go too far while the battery is charging. This way, you can monitor if the battery or device is overheating or charging normally.
Store the batteries appropriately
Your hearing aid batteries often work in unfavourable temperatures. Perhaps you are always running errands outdoors or your work environment isn't favourable. Extreme temperatures, whether cold or hot, usually reduce the expected battery life significantly. So, consider storing the batteries or device in a cool, dry place. This temperature will minimise capacity loss and keep the battery in an operative condition.
Keep the batteries clean
Hearing aids need to be cleaned regularly to get rid of dirt, dust, moisture and other elements. As you clean your hearing device, you shouldn't forget about the batteries. Your audiologist will probably recommend that you get a device that can wash, dry, and charge the device. You can also wipe down the hearing aids and charging station using a soft tissue. The soft brush that came with the device can also eliminate dirt on the charging wells.
Contact an audiologist to learn more about your options for hearing aids.
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