Posted on: 9 November 2020
Rechargeable hearing aids come with several benefits, including being easy to handle and good for the environment. You also won't have to worry about the recurring expense of buying new batteries every couple of weeks.
To enjoy all these benefits requires that you take good care of your rechargeable hearing aids. This entails some dos and don'ts, some of which are as highlighted below.
Do Charge When Not in Use
It will generally take a few hours to charge your rechargeable hearing aid batteries fully. If you are not wearing them, plug them in the charging station. You can do this every time you take them out, even when you haven't fully drained the battery, without worrying about overcharging. You can leave your aids charging up until when you are ready to wear them once again.
Do Clean the Charger and Battery Contacts
For cleaning the charger contacts, use a soft dry brush or a piece of tissue to remove any debris deposits. Avoid using any liquid, such as disinfectant. These deposits would otherwise stand in the way of efficient charging.
Clean the contacts of your rechargeable hearing aid batteries by wiping them down with a piece of soft tissue or cloth. You can do this as many times as you possibly can before inserting the aids into the charger. The purpose of this cleaning is similar to that of cleaning the charger contacts.
Do Not Open Battery Door
Just because your rechargeable hearing aids come with a battery door that you can easily open doesn't mean you should do so and take out the batteries. If you are like most people, you may have found yourself doing this to save or preserve some charge, but in reality, it will have the opposite effect. It will only drain your batteries.
If you are not using your rechargeable hearing aids, and don't wish to plug them in, ensure you put the aids in a storage case, with the battery door intact and closed. The exception to this is if you are not planning on using the aids for a couple of days.
Do Not Leave in Unplugged Charger
Always ensure you plug in the charger whenever you connect it to your rechargeable hearing aids. If it is not plugged in, you run the risk of draining the batteries in your aids.
This is not an exhaustive list of care instructions for rechargeable hearing aids. That said, follow them, and you can be sure your aids and the rechargeable hearing aid batteries will continue to work their best.
To learn more, contact a hearing aids supplier.Share