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How to Change the Batteries of your Hearing Aid

Friday, June 9, 2017 2:23:42 PM Australia/Melbourne

How to Change the Batteries of your Hearing AidOne of our favorite parts of the company at Hearlink, is how we evolve. How we grow and learn as a company and as audiology experts, is extremely valuable to each of our teammates. This means that we listen intently to each piece of feedback that we get. We receive feedback on our services, our products, our customer engagement and the content of our site. Each note goes up on the metaphorical refrigerator. It doesn’t matter if it’s good feedback or constructive, we just feel lucky to hear from our valued customers and visitors. Though each area of feedback is equally important, today we’re focusing on a question that we get frequently from those who are perusing the Industry News area of our site—our blog. The question is so simple, yet so important: How do you change the battery of your hearing aid?

 

This is one roadblock that we don’t ever want you to have to deal with. Here’s a brief overview of how to change the batteries of your hearing aid-

 

Fun fact? Did you know that the batteries in your hearing aid will last anywhere from three to ten days. This length depends on the make and model and you can ask the manufacturer before you purchase your hearing aids. If you’re noticing that the batteries are lasting a shorter and shorter duration each time you change them, make sure that you call the manufacturer or reach out to the Hearlink team for help!

 

Let’s first take a look at behind-the-ear hearing aids. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Navigate to the battery door
  2. Open it and remove the current battery
  3. Make sure that you properly recycle it
  4. Place a brand-new battery in with the positive side first and snap the door closed

 

If you’ve successfully inserted the battery, you’ll hear a little jingle from the device. Number one most common mistake? Inserting the battery negative side, versus positive side, so be sure to double check this! The other big question is type of battery. When in doubt, bring your device to the store when you purchase the batteries.

 

If you have an in-the-ear hearing solution, the above process remains standard. The only noticeable difference is that the device is smaller, so it may be a more delicate process.

 

Okay, so the battery is in. Next step? Make it last as long as possible! Many people don’t know that even if a device is off, the battery is still losing juice. If you’re looking to extend your battery, you can remove it from your hearing aid whenever you’ve powered it down.

 

Hopefully this brief tutorial answers several of the questions you may have had about batteries and hearing aids. Feel free to peruse the different products on our site and reach out to the Hearlink team with any questions that you might have. We’d love to hear from you!

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Hearlink Admin