Storing hearing aid batteries in the refrigerator causes micro-condensation to form in and on the battery, leading to corrosion and resulting in an increased chance of premature battery failure.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 07, 2015
In response to the common misconception that hearing aid batteries should be stored in the refrigerator—which can destroy the battery, reduce its life, and trigger premature failure—Main Line Audiology Consultants has released a new guide that teaches people how to get the most out their hearing aid batteries.
The short guide describes the different variations of hearing aid batteries, how they work, and how the life of the battery depends on various factors, including the battery size, the level of hearing loss, the features of the hearing aid, and the temperature in which the batteries are stored.
The guide then presents simple strategies people can use to maximize their hearing aid battery life. For instance, hearing aid batteries are activated by removing the battery’s sticker, but just after the sticker is removed, waiting 5-7 minutes before inserting it into the hearing aid will permit the battery to completely charge, extending its life. Other tips include keeping the battery away from other metal items and coins, shutting off the hearing aid with the battery door open when not in use, and storing the batteries at room temperature.
According to Main Line Audiology Consultants, storing hearing aid batteries in the refrigerator causes micro-condensation to form in and on the battery, leading to corrosion and resulting in an increased chance of premature battery failure. While many people think that storing hearing aid batteries in the fridge will extend their life, the truth is the exact opposite. For best results, Main Line Audiology Consultants suggests storing the batteries at room temperature.
Last, the guide provides practical advice on managing personal hearing aid inventory. Main Line Audiology Consultants 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.mainlineaudiology.com/blog/getting-the-most-out-of-your-hearing-aid-batteries/.
About Main Line Audiology Consultants, PC
Main Line Audiology Consultants, PC is a full-service audiology practice with five Pennsylvania locations. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and compassionate staff, Main Line Audiology Consultants, PC offers comprehensive services including hearing tests, hearing aid evaluations, custom hearing aid fittings, hearing aid cleanings, rehabilitative counseling, preventive care advice, and service and repair for most hearing aid models.
Dr. Kathy Landau Goodman, Au.D.
Main Line Audiology Consultants, PC