You just got fitted for a hearing aid and you can’t wait to hear all the sounds you’ve been missing. Then you find out there’s a list of hearing accessories that you may also need. Don’t worry, there is some maintenance involved with caring for your hearing device, but upkeep is not costly or complicated.Our audiologists will show you what you need—and what you don’t—to get the most out of your hearing aid.
Hearing Aid Accessories
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Hearing aid batteries are standardized with number and color codes to make it easy to find what you need. The easy-to-remember codes are 675 (Blue), 13 (Orange), 312 (Brown) and 10 (Yellow).
Hearing aid batteries will typically last about 5-7 days depending on the size of the battery, your model hearing aid, level of hearing loss and the demands of the location where you use them. The more active your hearing aid is, the more battery power will be used.
Simply keep a month’s supply of hearing aid batteries on hand, about eight to ten, and order more once you’re down to four to allow for shipping time.
Infrared systems use infrared light to transmit sound. Unlike induction loop or FM systems, the infrared systems signal cannot pass through walls, making it particularly useful in courtrooms, where confidential information is often discussed, and in buildings where competing signals can be a problem, such as classrooms or movie theaters. However, infrared systems cannot be used in environments with too many competing light sources, such as outdoors or in strongly lit rooms.
Watch batteries may last years, but it requires little power to keep your watch ticking. Hearing aids require more power to perform complex functions that amplify sound correctly to meet your needs in varying listening environments.
The best place is right where you store your hearing aid at night: in a bedside table drawer. That way the batteries will be there when you put your hearing aids in first thing in the morning. You may want to keep spare batteries with you in your hearing aid carrying case, too.
It’s not a good idea to keep batteries in the refrigerator. Condensation and moisture can harm them. Avoid extremes in temperature. Hearing aid batteries like room temperature, just like you.
Batteries & Accessories was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Guardian Designs