For those who have hearing loss, you know hearing solution maintenance is just a part of regular life. For those who are new to the lifestyle however, you might have some anxiety about performing some of the routine maintenance operations such as changing the batteries, especially since this has to be done relatively frequently. Don’t worry, eventually this process will become second nature for you as well.
Typically, hearing aid batteries will last around 3 to 10 days. Once you start to hear your device emit some beeps, you know it’s getting time to change out the batteries. Four beeps is the standard signal to indicate that the battery has died.
There are two types of hearing aids, and both will need a routine battery changing. This article will discuss how to change the batteries of behind-the-ear (BTE) and in-the-ear (ITE) hearing solutions. Check it out!
Changing the battery of your hearing aid devices
In order to change the battery, all you have to do is locate the battery door, pop it open and remove the old battery. Place your fresh battery in positive side up and shut the door. You’ll know that you inserted the battery correctly because a jingle will play. The only real difference of changing a battery in an ITE device is that it is a slightly more delicate process as the device is smaller.
As you can see, changing the battery in a hearing aid is quite easy – the hardest part is ensuring you have the correct battery size. If you have any questions about the right type of battery, ask your audiologist!
Making the battery last
There are a couple of tricks for making a battery last as long as possible. It’s most important to remember that whenever you are not using your hearing solution, power down the device and pop the battery out. Even turned off, the device will consume the battery’s juice, so popping it out simply ensures it isn’t running the battery down.
Of course, if you’ve changed your batteries already and your hearing solution doesn’t seem to be working well, you might have a defective device and need a new solution entirely! If this is the case, come in for a no cost* hearing consultation. Click here to make a booking, or give us a call on 1300 674 934.