McDonald Audiology & Hearing Health Care Shows How to Extend the Life of Hearing Aid Batteries

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Local audiology practice releases new guide to hearing aid batteries that shows patients how to get the most out of their batteries while saving money.

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Waiting 5-7 minutes before inserting it into the hearing aid will allow the battery to fully charge, extending its life.

In response to the common misconception that hearing aid batteries should be stored in the refrigerator—which can damage the battery, decrease its life, and cause premature failure—McDonald Audiology & Hearing Health Care has released a new guide that shows people how to get the most out their hearing aid batteries.

The short guide describes the different types of hearing aid batteries, how they work, and how the life of the battery depends on several factors, including the battery size, the degree of hearing loss, the functionality of the hearing aid, and the temperature in which the batteries are stored.

The guide then provides simple strategies people can use to maximize their hearing aid battery life. For example, hearing aid batteries are activated by removing the battery’s sticker, but once the sticker is removed, waiting 5-7 minutes before inserting it into the hearing aid will allow the battery to fully charge, extending its life. Other tips include keeping the battery away from other metal objects and coins, turning off the hearing aid with the battery door open when not in use, and storing the batteries at room temperature.

According to McDonald Audiology & Hearing Health Care, storing hearing aid batteries in the refrigerator causes micro-condensation to form in and on the battery, causing corrosion and resulting in an increased chance of premature battery failure. While many people believe that storing hearing aid batteries in the fridge will extend their life, the reality is the opposite. For best results, McDonald Audiology & Hearing Health Care suggests storing the batteries at room temperature.

Last, the guide provides practical advice on managing personal hearing aid inventory. McDonald Audiology & Hearing Health Care provides reorder strategies and cost-savings advice, and can set up individual plans to ensure that its patients are not left stranded without a power supply for their hearing aids.

The short guide to hearing aid batteries can be found here: http://www.mcdonaldhearingservices.com/blog/getting-the-most-out-of-your-hearing-aid-batteries.

About McDonald Audiology & Hearing Health Care

At McDonald Audiology & Hearing Health Care, we realize that the idea of hearing loss and purchasing of hearing aids can be overwhelming. We understand your challenges and we're here to help. Whether it's your hearing needs, or the hearing needs of a loved one, we can provide you with the information you need to eliminate confusion, allowing you to make informed decisions about your hearing health.

Contact:
Pamela D. Keenan, Au.D.
McDonald Audiology & Hearing Health Care
616-773-2362
http://www.mcdonaldhearingservices.com

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Pamela D. Keenan, Au.D.