Helping you keep your hearing aids in peak working condition is one of our goals here at Hearing Associates of Las Vegas. So, we wanted to focus on hearing aid battery storage this month as our main hearing aid maintenance tip.
Good Hearing Aid Storage Is Key To Making Batteries Last
Hearing aid batteries can be notorious for not lasting long and for causing the hearing aids units to have a shorter lifespan. But much of the problems surrounding hearing aid batteries can be averted by properly storing your hearing aid batteries.
For your hearing aid batteries currently being used in your hearing aids, you should:
- Keep your hearing aids clean so your batteries don’t corrode.
- Always open the battery doors when you store your hearing aids for the night.
As for the hearing aid batteries you have in packages waiting to be used in your hearing aids, you should:
- Keep them in a cool, dry, and dark place. Your dresser or nightstand is ideal.
- Make sure they are secure in their packaging so the batteries don’t become loose in their storage area.
Best Places To Store Your Hearing Aids And Batteries
You should always use a case to store your hearing aids when not using them. As hearing technology has helped make hearing aids smaller and smaller, hearing aid batteries are also consequently smaller. You don’t want to accidentally knock your hearing aids off a surface without them secured in a hearing aid case or you can have batteries and hearing aids flying in all directions.
Beyond simple hearing aids case storage, there are particular places which are ideal for hearing aids and their batteries storage.
- Hearing aid dryer and freshener – Storing your hearing aids and batteries in a hearing aid dryer and freshener is a great way to keep your hearing aids in good working condition, especially in humid environments.
- Nightstand/dresser drawer – A simple and easy storage solution is to store your extra hearing aid batteries and hearing aid case inside either your nightstand or dresser drawer. Both of these options can keep your hearing aids and batteries secure and dry with easy access for you.
- Hearing aid dehumidifier – Also good for humid environments is storing your hearing aids in a dehumidifier. However, these dehumidifiers are often not large enough for storing backup battery packs.
- Jewelry box – If you have a jewelry box, it can be an ideal place for your hearing aids and batteries for the same reasons why your nightstand or dresser are good options. We do recommend you give your hearing aids and batteries their own space within the jewelry box and not mixed with other items to keep them from being damaged.
Ideally, your bedroom is the best bet when looking to store your hearing aids and batteries safely. You should not keep your hearing aids on any surface which receives direct sunlight, becomes humid or moist, so be sure to never store hearing aid batteries in the bathroom or anywhere in your kitchen.
Consider Your Hearing Aids Options
Here at the Hearing Associates of Las Vegas, we take each of our patients’ needs into consideration when we give our advice. So, if you want personalized hearing aid recommendations and care, then contact us today for an appointment!