Keep out the chill with our winter care tips
06 December 2016
Winter is fast approaching and to help you through the chill, we’ve pulled together a few handy hints and tips on caring for hearing aid batteries and devices in the colder months.
- Feeling the chill? Very cold temperatures can affect the performance of batteries and hearing aids. As temperatures fall, battery voltage is lowered and battery life can be reduced. It’s best to store at normal room temperature (around 20 degrees C) either in the pack or in one of our battery caddies.
- Care should be taken to protect batteries and hearing aids from wet winter weather. Water can cause damage to batteries and hearing aids, so they need to be kept somewhere free from condensation or damp. Opening battery doors gives moisture a chance to escape.
- Sudden changes of temperature – such as heading outside into the cold from a warm room – can cause condensation inside hearing aids and affect the performance of the device or battery.
- Quick reminder! It’s worth checking with patients that they have enough batteries to last over the festive period when their go-to shops may be closed.
"It’s worth checking with patients that they have enough batteries to last over the festive period when their go-to shops may be closed."