Hearing aid batteries
Have you chosen battery-operated hearing aids? Don't worry, maintenance is easier than it sounds. Here's everything you need to know about your hearing aid batteries so you don't miss a thing in your day-to-day life.
When you choose a hearing aid at Claso, we like to tell you how you can take care of it so that it is always in optimal condition. But don't worry because if there's something you can't do, we'll help you with whatever you need. As if we were a team, we coordinate so that everything goes well and, moreover, we get it right. But what about the batteries for your hearing aids, what do you need to know about them?
They may not be given the value they have, but the batteries for your hearing aids are essential. A small failure can damage your hearing. That is why it is important to be aware of their function from the very beginning and to understand that each device requires specific batteries.
The best hearing aid batteries are those that prolong the life of your hearing aid and make it work optimally.
How long does the hearing aid battery last?
The battery operating time will depend primarily on the type of battery, but also on the hours of use per day, the amplification and the functions or type of hearing aid used.
As a general rule, the smaller the hearing aid, the smaller the battery and therefore the shorter the battery life. In Claso we have four different varieties of batteries, all of them are made of zinc-air:
- Yellow Rayovac Type 10 batteries: the average duration is between 3 and 7 days (about 100 hours).
- Rayovac Brown Type 312 batteries: last about 7-10 days (approximately 200 hours).
- Rayovac Orange batteries type 13: approximate duration of 10 to 15 days.
- Rayovac Blue Type 675 batteries: last about 15/20 days.
In times like summer, it is important to keep in mind the average battery life. If you go to another place to rest and disconnect, remember to pack this little accessory, which neither weighs nor takes up space. The batteries for your hearing aid will travel with you so that everything goes as planned.
As a curiosity, you may be wondering if the color is important. The purpose of distinguishing them this way is to make it easier for you to identify them. This way you will immediately recognize what type of battery you have in your hands.
How do I know when to change the hearing aid battery?
While it is true that battery life depends on usage, it can be altered by certain factors. When the sound is distorted or you have to turn up the volume more than usual, it is time to change the battery. Generally, in most hearing aid models, a beep sounds when it is time to change the battery.
We recommend carrying a spare set of batteries in case the battery suddenly runs out, but be careful not to store them near metal objects that could cause them to discharge. And of course, we encourage you to recycle them to protect the planet: if you don't know where to dispose of them, you can bring them to us and we will take care of them ourselves.
Why do we say yes to recycling?
Exhausted battery, battery for recycling. The most important thing is not to dispose of them together with household waste, as they seriously harm the environment. As we mentioned above, you can drop off your used batteries at a Claso center and, by the way, take the opportunity to see us, which we love!
In any case, all (or most) municipalities have recycling centers with collection containers for used batteries. The process is really interesting because once they are recycled, the toxic metals are extracted and reused in other sectors, so as not to exploit other resources. That's why we say yes to recycling your hearing aid batteries: because we also listen to what the planet needs.
How can we get the most out of batteries?
Extending the life of your batteries (and the hearing aid itself) is as easy as taking these steps:
- Protect the air holes of the hearing aid batteries: this ensures that no moisture gets in, although if they do get wet, due to sweat or other causes, it is important to dry them as soon as possible.
- If you are not going to use the hearing aid, turn off the battery. A simple gesture like this will also prolong the life of the battery.
- At night, it is advisable to leave the battery compartment cover up. This is to allow moisture to escape from the battery compartment so that it does not corrode the battery and damage the hearing aid.
- Before changing the batteries or touching them, wash your hands. The grease and dirt that we can have both its operation and that of the hearing aid itself.
- Finally, try not to leave the hearing aids or batteries in excessively cold or warm places. A dark place at room temperature is best.
How do I change hearing aid batteries?
The first step is to remove a tab included with the battery, which prevents the battery from discharging when not in use. Remember that once removed, it cannot be reinserted.
Then, wait a minute and insert it into the hearing aid. Easy, isn't it?
Even so, if you have any doubt, you can contact us without hesitation. When you come to buy your hearing aid batteries, we can also give you a demonstration.
Connect your battery, connect to the world.
However, remember that at Claso we will always check your hearing aid to see if everything is still in perfect condition or if we need to make any repairs. For your part, you can also get involved in its maintenance.
For example, if you spend some time cleaning it every night, you will notice that your hearing aid will last much longer in the long run. It is as simple as wiping it with a wet wipe and brushing the areas where the microphones and the earpiece are located. Basically, at the sound input and output.
Find your hearing aid batteries and other accessories in our centers or online store. If you have more questions, we are here for you.