Best Hearing Aid Batteries
Are you having issues with your hearing aids? They might not be providing the level of power or sound that you need. Alternatively, they could be switching on and off in quick succession. Or, you might even hear buzzing and static when you try to use them. Before you speak to an audiologist, there are a number of troubleshooting steps that you can take that could fix the issue you are having with your hearing aids. One of these will be to check the batteries. If the batteries do not have a lot of charge left or if they are poor quality, this will almost certainly impact how well your hearing aids work. So, let’s look at how to choose the best hearing aid batteries, exploring the different types and options available on the market.
Rechargeable or replacements?
When you get your hearing aids, you can usually choose whether to get a device that has rechargeable batteries. This will typically mean that the batteries don’t need to be removed by you at all. Instead, you can simply plug the hearing aids into a charging port, leave them for a couple of hours and soon enough they will be as good as new. The only issue is that while the hearing aids are charging, you won’t be able to use them. However, you can charge them overnight to avoid the issue of not having the device you need at a crucial point in time.
Rechargeable hearing aids can also have batteries that are removed and then put in a separate device for charging. This is useful as it means that you can replace the batteries with ones that are already charged and continue to use them. In the long term, rechargeable hearing aids will save you money because you won’t have to buy replacement batteries. However, these devices are typically more expensive because they use advanced tech.
High quality is important
It is important that you use high-quality batteries in your hearing aids rather than products that can be purchased cheaply on the market. Ideally, you want to choose batteries that are cost friendly but that also provide fantastic support for your device. It’s a balancing act and if you speak to your audiologist, they will be able to recommend the best brands available on the market. You’ll find that all the popular brands do produce batteries that can power your hearing aids and these are the ones that you should rely on.
You may also find that your audiologist offers a select number of batteries that you can purchase from them made by the top suppliers.
Getting the right hearing aids for you
You’ll find that different hearing aids require different sizes and not all hearing aids are the same. It’s important to be aware of this to make sure that you know you are buying the right size for you. The good news is that this is easy because most producers use simple colors schemes that are universal. So, you can choose the size you need based on the color of the tab on the label including orange, brown, yellow and blue.
Finding the right brand
Are you not sure what brand of batteries is right for you? No problem, you can pick up a hearing aid battery trial pack. That means that you will be able to get a taste of what each individual brand offers and you will be able to make the right decisions for your needs. Be aware that brands will often differ on how much power the batteries provide, how reliable they are and how fidgety they can be to fit inside. Then, of course, there’s the price and you do want to make sure you select a brand that provides a fantastic value for money.
Making hearing aid batteries longer
Finally, you do need to make sure that regardless of what batteries you choose, you do look after them properly. Long after your hearing aids will ensure that they last a lot longer than usual and do not run out before their time. There are lots of ways to do this such as keeping them at room temperature and replacing them as soon as you start to notice a change in the quality of sound from your hearing aids.
Using them past this point could cause damage to your hearing aids and that will lead to a repair that’s far more expensive than replacing some batteries.
We hope this advice helps you when choosing the right hearing aid batteries. If you need extra help, don’t hesitate to contact Sound Advice Burbank on (818) 841-0066 today.