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Better Batteries Really Do Matter

Q.  My hearing aids batteries used to last about 7 days.  Lately they have only worked for 1 or 2 days.  Are my hearing aids wearing out?


A.  If your batteries suddenly went from working from 7 days to 2 days, it is probably your batteries.  Did you recently begin using a different package of batteries?  If so, that package of batteries might be old or bad.

    Hearing aid batteries have a four-year expiration date printed on the back of the package.  But they begin to degrade in the package right away.  Do not purchase hearing aid batteries that have 3 years or less remaining on them.  They will still work, but not for an optimum length of time.  Batteries with only 1 year or less might only run your hearing aids for 1 or 2 days.

    Did the change in battery life occur with batteries from the same package?  If so, it might be that a few of the batteries in that package were bad. 

    Or, the power measuring circuit in the hearing aids could be going out.  You might want to take your hearing aids in to your hearing center.  They can send them in for a diagnostic repair.  Hopefully, your hearing aids are still under warranty and the repair will be covered by the warranty.

    We have very fresh batteries.  Come get some.  Also call us at the Better Hearing Center at 512-282-4327 to schedule a thorough hearing test and hearing aid demonstration.  We also provide month-long trials to fully test new hearing aids.