Hearing Aid Batteries

Hearing Aid Batteries

CVH Audiology | Hearing Aid Batteries

Hearing aid batteries are incredibly important in ensuring that you get the best use out of your hearing aid to improve your quality of life.

Find out more about how hearing aid batteries function and how to ensure you get the most life out of your hearing aid batteries.

  1. Hearing aids make use of zinc air batteries. When you remove the plastic tab from your battery oxygen flows into the battery causing a chemical reaction to take place and for the battery to become active. It is recommended that you wait one minute after removing the sticker to ensure the battery powers up effectively and to ensure the best performance and life from your batteries.
  2. When removing the tab from your zinc air hearing aid batteries you initiate a chemical reaction. This means that as soon as you pull off the sticker the battery starts to run flat whether in use or not!
  3. Putting your battery straight into your hearing aid device without ‘airing-up’ may lead to the appearance of the battery being ‘dead’. If this happens, remove the battery from your hearing aid, and return to the device after one minute.

All hearing aid manufacturers now provide rechargeable hearing aid technology. At Candice van Heerden Audiology, we recommend lithium ion rechargeable technology for the best reliability. There are pros and cons to rechargeable hearing aid technology and Candice will help guide you to make the best decision based on your dexterity and lifestyle. Call us on 011 615 3047 to discuss the best product for you or email candice@cvhaudiology.co.za

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