Battery life varies with hearing device type and condition of use. In general, more powerful hearing devices use larger and more batteries.
Tips for managing your batteries
- Keep spare batteries on hand.
- Turn your hearing device off when you're not wearing it for a short period, such as overnight, and fully open the battery holder.
- Place your hearing device in your dehumidifying container overnight.
- Remove the battery if you're not using your hearing device for a few days.
- Since batteries are automatically activated on removal from the packaging, they should not be removed until required to ensure maximum performance in your hearing device.
- Wipe off any moisture from your battery immediately and store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
- Used batteries may be disposed of via the household refuse arrangements.
- Keep new and used batteries away from young children. If batteries are swallowed, seek immediate medical attention. The Australian Poisons Information Centre can be contacted on 131 126.
Battery supply and repair service
Australian Hearing offers a battery supply and repair service. Most larger hearing centres have an electro-acoustic technician on site. Our technicians repair hearing aids and supply batteries for clients with a valid Hearing Services card.
We aim to provide a same day repair service, and our technicians can usually repair a hearing aid on-the-spot while a client waits. Occasionally, we have to send a hearing aid back to the manufacturer to be repaired.
For clients who live in remote areas and cannot come into a centre, we offer a postal repair service.