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Checking Your Hearing Aid Batteries

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On June 9, 2016, Posted by , In Caring for Your Hearing Aid, With Comments Off on Checking Your Hearing Aid Batteries

The hearing aid battery is a marvel of miniaturization. Care of your battery is simple. Do not get it wet. If it should get wet, you should dry the battery thoroughly before putting it into the hearing aid. The best way to dry
the battery is to wipe it down with a clean dry cloth and put it aside in a dry place and let it air dry completely. If the terminals gets dirty, use a pencil eraser to clean them. Do not carry batteries loose in your pocket or purse. If they come into contact with any metal surface, they can corrode or discharge either reducing their power or creating a leak. The corrosive chemical-s within a battery should remain in the battery and not get into your hearing aid where damage can occur. Remember, a battery is far cheaper than your hearing aid. If you have any doubts about your battery, better to throw it away and replace it with a new battery than ruin an aid. The information provided here is general in nature and should not substitute for the care and advice of a licensed health care provider.