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Whether you use a cell phone or wear a hearing instrument, you want to get the most life out of the batteries that make them work. With this in mind, take care to store them in a cool, dry place. While overheating can lead to loss of energy, leaking, and rupture, there is no advantage to storing batteries in the refrigerator; doing so can cause condensation inside the battery package, which can damage batteries and shorten lifespans. Most zinc-air button batteries last for up to three years when kept at room temperature in a dry environment. Most hearing instrument batteries are powered by oxidizing zinc with oxygen in the air; therefore, do not remove the tab until ready to use.

P.S. Wait at least one minute after removing the plastic tab from a zinc-air button battery before inserting it into a hearing instrument. Doing so allows the battery to fully power up and maximizes its effectiveness.

An extremely important fact to keep in mind is that any battery is toxic if swallowed, and it is crucial to keep all batteries (and hearing instruments) away from children and pets. Swallowing a battery is a medical emergency and demands immediate attention by a physician. At EAR & HEARING CLINIC, your well-being is our number one priority. Can we help you achieve better hearing? Call for an appointment at one of our three convenient locations. We are trained to work with people to identify, treat, and prevent hearing loss.

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