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Replacing Hearing Aid Batteries Has Been Simplified

Jan 16, 2008
A wide selection of hearing aids are available today that aid people with hearing loss or deafness and need to be able to hear better. This wide variety of hearing aids has been developed to match the specific hearing requirements and provide a physical application that satisfies the preferences of the individuals who need them. As with so many technological marvels of today, hearing aids need specially designed hearing aid batteries to work at peak performance.

General Appearance

Although hearing aid batteries are small and round, and appear very similar to those batteries we use for wrist watches, you will find features that help you in your selection of the correct replacement. Hearing aid batteries have been assigned standardised colors. This great feature that will help you to see at a glance which class of hearing aid battery you are currently using and in turn assist you in the replacement process. Many but not all hearing aid users can be classed as elderly people.

Unfortunately loss of hearing often occurs in a period of life when eyesight also begins to suffer. With that fact in mind, it is easy to understand that those little etched numbers on a little battery, can be very difficult to read. On the other hand, a little color coded tab is quickly recognized.

You find that in fact there are several available sizes of hearing aid batteries but that little color coded tab really makes life easier, even in times of diminished vision and failing memories. Remembering a color is much easier that a set of numbers or symbols. The standard for these color codes is very basic and easy to use. Orange tabs represent a size 13 while brown tabs are size 312. Batteries with yellow tabs indicate a size 10 and those batteries with blue tabs is size 675?

Battery Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of a hearing aid battery is generally directly related to the size of the battery. Considering that fact, you can expect larger batteries to have longer life spans compared to the smaller batteries.

Of course, as with batteries used in any product, the average daily use will directly relate to the expected life of your battery. Hearing aids that see extended daily use and if the hearing aid needs to be adjusted to achieve maximum performance, then obviously the demands on the hearing aid battery are higher and the expected life of that battery will naturally be shorter.

Removal of the Color Coded Tab

On removal of the color coded tab from the hearing aid batteries, they are exposed to the elements and considered active. Once you have removed that little color coded tab from your batteries it is best to use them because the degradation of the physical properties of the battery will accelerate beyond this period. Being fully exposed to air, the free movement of electrons through the air will occur.

It is not even necessary for the batteries to be installed in your hearing aid for them to slowly lose power and integrity.

Hearing aid batteries are available at most electronic suppliers, drug stores and variety stores. Hearing centers will also be a source of high quality batteries that have proven to be dependable and of high quality. Be aware of these few simple facts may help you to understand that proper replacement of your hearing aid batteries may not be as difficult as you might have been thinking.
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