ZPower is a manufacturer of new silver-zinc miniature hearing aid batteries that has partnered with several of our hearing aid Manufacturer’s to offer a new rechargeable option. The batteries should last approximately a year. The batteries should run a 12-14 hour day on a full charge. However, if the hearing aid user is utilizing Bluetooth streaming, then the hours per day would shorten if much streaming is involved. Ask about the rechargeable option when you come in for your next hearing aid check up.
From surfing, boating, and swimming to kiteboarding, kayaking, and more, summer marks the sweet spot for water sports, pool parties, and time at the beach.
Your hearing aids help you make the most of the season — enjoying adventures and making memories — so it’s important to protect them from harmful elements such as moisture, sand, and heat.
Whether you’re playing Marco Polo, setting sail, or just catching some sun in the sand, following a few hearing aid maintenance tips can help you keep the fun at hand.
WATER, SAND, AND HEARING AIDS don’t mix. Wiping your devices daily with a clean, dry cloth helps clear moisture and debris and reduces the risk of damage.
SUMMER HEAT can do a number on your hearing aids, so pick a cool, dry spot for storage, and avoid leaving the devices in a hot car.
WATER-RESISTANT HEARING AIDS aren’t waterproof. They can get damaged when immersed, so be sure to take them out before swimming or showering.
HEARING AID COVERS help protect your devices from water splashes and keep out dust and dirt, too.
A HEARING AID DRYER OR DEHUMIDIFIER not only dries and sanitizes your devices as you sleep but can also double as their regular storage container.
BATTERIES NEED A BREAK, so at night, remove them from your devices and leave the battery door open, helping reduce moisture and maximize battery life.
KEEP A HAT NEARBY in case an unexpected rain shower crashes your beach party. It’ll help keep the rain o you as well as your hearing aids.
SEE YOUR AUDIOLOGIST for maintenance advice tailored to your summer plans or to get your hearing aids professionally cleaned and checked.
Summer fun is for everyone, so don’t sit out your favorite waves because of your hearing aids. Think of them as you would your cell phone, keeping them safe from harm’s way, and enjoy your best season ever.
Hearing aids have turned into mini-computers. The current hearing technology on the market is processing so much information in the little computers and the amplifiers are driving louder decibels for patients to hear better that it is hard to imagine the hearing aids drain batteries so quickly. But, yes, the average battery typically lasts about a week if the aids are work about 14 hours per day.
Also batteries in the United States have gone through some changes in the last few years. Many of the batteries are mercury free and are now green for the environment. Unfortunately that affect the voltage initially, but the battery manufacturers have recommended new batteries need air/oxygen prior to activation and use. So very important to know that prior to use of each battery, to remove the tab and allow at least one minute of air/oxygen to activate the battery prior to insertion into the hearing device. That has helped battery performance to be more consistent for the most part since the mercury changes.
If you have further battery questions, please feel free to contact our office. We are happy to help. So give us a call today!
Dr. Stephanie R. Moore