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Do hearing aids work normally when the battery is low?

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Ram Nileshwar, AuD
This is a very good question and one that my patients frequently ask. The quick answer is no, meaning they may malfunction on a low battery. However, the period of time the battery is low is extremely small - probably a couple of hours at the very most, depending on the type of battery used. The battery current demands from todays advanced hearing aids... Read more

What is the best brand of hearing aid battery?

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Christine Pickup, AuD
The biggest factor I have found in battery life with zinc-air batteries is time exposed to air before use.  After the sticker is removed, let the battery sit about 5 minutes to fully activate before inserting into the hearing device.  Since batteries were reformulated without mercury, it takes a little time for the paste inside to become fully... Read more

How long do the batteries last in the Halo 2 hearing aids?

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Christopher S. Frink, MS
My experience with the battery life for Halo2 hearing aids is that they last about 7-10 days, based on full-time use (12+hours per day).  This can be affected by the amount of streaming use (i.e. cell phone, other app).  If you are a heavy cell phone user or watch movies on your iPad, the drain could be even higher.

What is the expected battery life for a hearing aid with moderate wireless iPhone use?

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Charles Darby PhD, MA, BC-HIS
Based on your question, I'm assuming you are using some type of audio streamer with your aids or using one of the newer Bluetooth direct aids.  More info is needed to properly answer but I'll attempt to give a general idea of battery life and what impacts the battery's duration.  The power draw required by the aid determines the life of the battery.... Read more

How long do rechargeable hearing aid batteries last? Do they need to be replaced frequently?

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Matthew Pearson
The Z-Power battery used in Unitron & Starkey devices among others should be changed once a year.If you have forgotten to charge them one advantage is that you can change them for regular zinc-air batteries.The lithium-ion battery used by Phonak should last according to Phonak 4 years before your notice any reduction in performance. If you have... Read more