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How Long Do Hearing Aid Batteries Last?

Hearing battery life, on average, is between 5-7 days. However, variations will occur depending on how often the hearing aid is used and how much streaming you do. How do you know if you need to change your batteries? Here are some helpful tips:

  • Most hearing aids will play a “low battery” indicator tone or may even say “battery” to prompt you to change the battery.
  • If you find yourself turning up the volume, more than normal, it may be time to change the battery.
  • Remove dead batteries as soon as possible. If left inside the hearing aid, the battery may swell, become difficult to remove, and may even damage the hearing aid.

We get it, hearing aid batteries can be expensive if you have to buy them frequently. So, how can you maximize battery life? See below for some helpful tips:

  • Before placing a new battery inside your hearing aid, after peeling off the colored sticking, place the battery on the table for 3-5 minutes. This allows the battery to maximally activated as they are activated by air.
  • When you are not using the hearing aid, open the battery door. This will allow any moisture to escape from the hearing aids and to help keep the battery from corroding.
  • Store hearing aids and batteries at room temperatures as extreme temperatures can shorten the battery’s lifespan.
  • Check the expiration dates on your batteries. Yep, that’s right! Hearing aid batteries expire! If they are expired, the batteries will either not work or will have a decreased life span. You can check the expiration date on the pack of the battery package.

Have more questions regarding hearing aid batteries? Contact us! You may reach us via phone at 1 (800) 277-1182 or at our website gardneraudiology.com

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Ashley Brown, B.S., Gardner Audiology Doctoral Extern

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