Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Anne Marais | 2011/08/11

Q.

Hearing aid: batteries

I have to wear hearing aids but find the batteries do not last all that long and are rather expensive. Anywhere where batteries could be obtained at a reasonable price?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi Anne!

Hearing aid batteries do need to be replaced regularly, in order to ensure optimal functioning of the hearing instrument and unfortunately, are considered as consumable items.

Remember not to place your hearing aid batteries, together with your hearing aid in the dry aid container, or near the dry aid capsules when putting aside your hearing aid after use. This little note would assist in extending the life of your battery. Another option would be to look out for hearing aid companies that offer extended life batteries, as these would last longer than your basic hearing aid batteries. For example Widex offers full performance batteries that are designed to last longer and are optimal for use in all Widex hearing aids.

Hence, you may contact your attending Audiologist to advise you accordingly, specific to your hearing aid. Also, pharmacies [local or possibly Dischem, Clicks etc} in the possibility that they may stock what you require. Appropriate bulk buying may assist in savings in the long term.

Kind regards,
Tasveer
{Audiologist}

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2011/08/14

Hi Anne!

Hearing aid batteries do need to be replaced regularly, in order to ensure optimal functioning of the hearing instrument and unfortunately, are considered as consumable items.

Remember not to place your hearing aid batteries, together with your hearing aid in the dry aid container, or near the dry aid capsules when putting aside your hearing aid after use. This little note would assist in extending the life of your battery. Another option would be to look out for hearing aid companies that offer extended life batteries, as these would last longer than your basic hearing aid batteries. For example Widex offers full performance batteries that are designed to last longer and are optimal for use in all Widex hearing aids.

Hence, you may contact your attending Audiologist to advise you accordingly, specific to your hearing aid. Also, pharmacies [local or possibly Dischem, Clicks etc} in the possibility that they may stock what you require. Appropriate bulk buying may assist in savings in the long term.

Kind regards,
Tasveer
{Audiologist}

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