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Time to change hearing aid batteries? Follow our easy step-by-step guide!

Posted by Amplifon Hearing Health Care on Mar 18, 2019 6:34:46 PM

“How do I change the batteries in my hearing aids?” If you’re wearing new hearing aids, this question may have popped into your head. Or perhaps you’ve had your hearing aids a while and would like a “battery change refresher.” We’re glad to help!

  1. Obtain the correct battery type for your hearing aid model (size 10, 13, 312 or 675).
  2. When it’s time for a change (but not before!), remove the sticky tab on the new battery.
  3. Wait a minute or two before inserting the new battery — this gives it time to absorb oxygen and activate.
  4. Locate and open the battery door; there’s usually a notch to press or lever to pull.
  5. After removing the old battery, insert the new battery, making sure the flat (“+”) side is facing up. If you’ve inserted it incorrectly, the battery door will not close easily (or at all).
  6. Close the battery door completely.
  7. Properly dispose of the old batteries; many places, such as electronics retailers, pharmacies or your hearing healthcare provider, will recycle spent batteries.

Hearing aid battery tips

  • Buy an extra pack or two of batteries, and keep one with you, so you don’t get caught with a dead hearing aid when you’re out and about.
  • Place a towel on the surface where you’re changing the battery; this helps prevent dropped batteries from bouncing to the floor.
  • To ensure longer battery life, open the battery door when your hearing aids aren’t in use, and store them in a dry place at room temperature.
  • See your hearing healthcare professional if you have any trouble changing batteries.

Lastly, if you’d like to avoid the hassle of battery changes altogether, a growing number of hearing aid models now feature rechargeable power sources. Simply place the devices in a charger overnight to enjoy a full day of listening. Ask your provider about your rechargeable options.

Topics: hearing aids, Batteries, hearing aid tips

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