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What is the recommended usage schedule for Dry-Aid kits?
Hearing aid accessories needed for use with your hearing aids depends on the type or model of hearing aid you purchase as well as how you will be using your hearing aids.
Buying hearing aid batteries at a local hearing center is often the best option for most hearing aid wearers, due to convenience, price, and quality of the product.
Hearing aid repairs are best completed by the hearing aid manufacturer. Take your hearing aid to your local hearing center to have it sent in for repair.
Certain common elements can cause damage to hearing aids and require them to be repaired. With simple cleaning and care steps, hearing aid repair can be prevented.
Typically hearing aid batteries last 5-14 days based on 16 hours per day use cycle. Generally, the smaller the battery size, the shorter the battery life. The sizes of hearing aid batteries are listed below along with their standard number and color codes.
There are many over-the-counter products availabe that can manage ear wax build-up, but if the problem persists, you may need to visit a doctor or hearing care professional.
Are hearing aid batteries toxic? And how long to hearing aid batteries last?
Hearing aid batteries come in different sizes, with smaller batteries generally having a shorter life than larger ones. The amount of power required to run your hearing aid and...
I recently noticed that hearing aid batteries are available in a "mercury free" option. Aren't all zinc air hearing aid batteries free of mercury?
How critical is it after pulling the tab to wait a minute or so before putting the battery in the device?
Do you get improved battery life if you keep the battery door open at night with the hearing aid off? Are there any general guidelines for this on the different battery sizes?
Is there a device that is more accurate for testing batteries? The battery testers now seem to give the same information on the same batteries.
Why do some batteries in the same package last longer than others?
I have a patient with BTEs. Within 2-weeks of use, his earmold tubes turn smokey-gray color. I've used Westone 13 Thick clear and Disappear tubing. Do you have any suggestions on how to keep the tubing from getting discolored so quickly? He does not pers
Hearing aid batteries: to refrigerate or not to refrigerate?
From time to time, my batteries only last about 4 hours and I have to change them. These are fresh Rayovac batteries. Any suggestions?
I have used baby wipes to clean my ear molds as advised but unfortunately I cannot get remove the stain from the ear wax. Can you please advise me if there is a cleaning solution which can be used to remove these brown stains, and where I can purchase it?
Do you think that if the battery quits on one hearing aid, you should change the other at the same time so that the voltage will be the same on both ears?
I have been searching the Internet to no avail. Please give me directions on how to "reactivate" metal can desiccants.
Ive noticed in the larger stores that they rotate the battery packages. They put the older packs first on the shelf like produce.
What is the difference between Rayovac Ultra and Advanced hearing aid batteries?
Sometimes when patients pull the tabs off the back of the hearing aid battery, its sticky and hard to remove. Is this normal?
There has been a lot of controversy about keeping batteries in dry aid kit overnight. What is your recommendation?
Is corrosion a problem for hearing aid batteries? A patient returned a package of hearing aid batteries because he dropped it in the sink. He retrieved it right away, but it was covered with corrosion, and he sent the package back to us.