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Why Do Some Batteries in the Same Package Last Longer Than Others?

Why do some batteries in the same package last longer than others?

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When Should the Battery Tab be Removed?

After I take the tab off my battery, do I have to use it right away? If not, should I put the tab back on?

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Small Batteries Can Be Dangerous To Toddlers & Seniors

The incidence of injuries related to small batteries, such as those used in hearing aids, has increased sevenfold since 1985.

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DIY gifts for individuals with hearing loss

If you know of a loved one or individual in your life with hearing loss consider putting together "healthy hearing" in a jar this holiday season.

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Battery Rust

My hearing aid batteries rust even with one day of use. As a live-alone person with a profound hearing loss, I wear my hearing aids 24 hours per day. I would have to have two sets of hearing aids to dry them out in a drying box.Do you know of a ba

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Tips for Battery Insertion

I have difficulty placing my batteries in my hearing aid. Do you have any suggestions?

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Extending Hearing Aid Battery Life

What can I do to make my hearing aid battery last as long as possible?

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Dry Aid Kits and Hearing Aid Batteries

Can I put my hearing aid in the dry aid kit with the battery inside?

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Cochlear Implant Batteries

I used to buy hearing aid batteries by the box. I purchase them thru the internet and noticed that RAYOVAC 675 has different packaging, gold, blue and black. Among the 3 kinds of RAYOVAC batteries, which one best suit for cochlear implant users? For the

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How long does a hearing aid battery last, and does it differ from size to size?

How long does a hearing aid battery last, and does it differ from size to size?

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How long should batteries last in my digital CIC hearing aid?

How long should batteries last in my digital CIC hearing aid? My brother gets 7 days with his and I only get 3. Why is that? Is there something I am doing wrong or something I should do differently?

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Battery Life for Frequent Fliers

I have a patient who is a flight attendant. She complains that her hearing aid batteries have a short life when she flies. Is this possible, and why?

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Battery Storage in Desiccant Packages

I have been keeping my hearing in a small zip-loc bag with 4 or 5 desiccant packets from various sources. I was wondering if it is safe to keep the battery in the bag as well, removed from the battery compartment of course, to keep moisture levels down.

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Ambient Conditions and Battery Performance

I would like to find out the effects of the following on the performance or operation of zinc air cells: the effect of ambient conditions as the result of air pollution, and the effect of temperature and relative humidity (when it is below or above the sp

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Voltage of Zinc Air Batteries

Every package of RAYOVAC L13ZA-8 batteries that I open shows maximum voltage of 1.38 volts instead of 1.4 volts as listed on the package. Why is this? Why don't the batteries read 1.4 volts? My hearing aid fades away at about 1.31 volts. The additional .

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Corrosion in Hearing Aid Batteries

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.

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Sticky Film on Hearing Aid Case from Battery

What would create a sticky film to migrate into hearing aid cases from the battery?

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Adhesive Left on Battery from Tab

Sometimes when patients pull the tabs off the back of the hearing aid battery, its sticky and hard to remove. Is this normal?

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Hearing Aid Batteries in a Dry Aid Kit. Yes or No?

There has been a lot of controversy about keeping batteries in dry aid kit overnight. What is your recommendation?

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How often do I need to change hearing aid batteries and when will I know it is time to change them?

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.

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