Hearing Aid Batteries in the Columbus, OH Area
Get the Most From Your Batteries
Batteries are an essential part of owning and operating a hearing aid. To work effectively, your hearing aids require a consistent power supply from a battery. If you wear hearing aids, Echo Hearing Systems & Audiology, Inc. can help you understand how hearing aid batteries work so that you can optimize their performance.
How Do Hearing Aid Batteries Work?
Hearing aids use a particular zinc-air battery, which requires air to activate the battery and provide power. Once you remove the tab from the battery, allow it to rest for five minutes before installing it in your hearing aid. This rest period lets air to reach the battery's internal components and activate them. After a few minutes, your battery is ready.
What Factors Impact Battery Longevity?
The degree of hearing loss is the most significant factor that impacts hearing aid batteries. The more severe the loss, the harder the hearing aids must work, depleting the batteries more quickly than with a milder hearing loss.
Temperature and environment also play a role in how long hearing aid batteries last. As with all electronics, exposure to low temperatures may reduce battery voltage and life expectancy. Humid environments and high altitudes also sap battery life. For best results, store your batteries in a dry place at room temperature in their original packaging. Don't remove the tab from a battery until you're ready to use it.
Purchasing your hearing aid batteries directly from Echo Hearing Systems & Audiology, Inc. can ensure their best possible performance. We now offer two rechargeable battery systems for a more convenient hearing loss solution. If you have never worn hearing aids before but think you may have trouble hearing, call 614-457-5848 today to make an appointment for a hearing screening.