When a person’s hearing has deteriorated to the point to where they need a hearing aid, choosing the right hearing aid is going to take some time. Once the right hearing aid has been chosen, there is also the matter of powering the device, and this is done through a specific hearing aid battery.
How Long do Hearing Aid Batteries Last?
Many questions revolve around how long the battery will last. While a great deal of this has to do with the type of hearing aid that is being used, the standard battery will last anywhere from about three days to 20 days.
Will You Know when the Batteries are Close to Drained?
Another question people have is when will they know that the battery in the hearing aid is starting to go out? The last thing a person wants to do is lose function of the hearing aid because they were unaware that the battery was draining to the point of not being able to power the device. Most hearing aids today will inform the wearer with a quiet beeping sound. This is the indicating to the wearer of the aid that the battery is critically low and needs to be changed immediately.
The Importance of Carrying a Spare Set of Batteries
It’s also important to remember to carry spare batteries when wearing a hearing aid. The reason for this is that batteries will often times drain to the point of not being able to power the hearing aid in a very short period of time.
Even if the hearing aid alerts the wearer with a beeping sound that the the batteries are draining, the battery could lose power in a matter of a few minutes at most. Having a spare set of batteries on hand will allow a person to change the batteries so they will be able to use the hearing aid as intended.
The type of batteries you should purchase may depend a great deal upon your budget. That’s why you should pay attention to the hearing device manufacturer recommendations and you should consult with your audiologist. However, regardless of what type of battery or hearing aid you use, it’s important to know a bit more about the battery that you use for this device.