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Hearing Help & Resources
If you are hard of hearing, and use hearing aids, then you always need to ensure that you have a good supply of hearing aid batteries. At Hearing Loss Cornwall, we supply some free hearing aid batteries from the office. Check if we have yours!
A standard hearing aid battery lasts anywhere from 3 to 22 days, depending on the hearing aid type, battery type and capacity, and the amount of hearing aid use. Change your batteries if sounds become distorted or if you have to turn up the volume more than usual.
You may get a small beeping sound when the battery is low. If so make sure you change batteries immediately. Only remove the tab when you are ready to use the battery and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before installing it in your hearing aid. This allows your battery to activate effectively.
When you're not wearing your hearing aid, turn it off or open the battery door to minimise battery drain and when you won't be using the hearing aid for a lengthy time just remove the battery entirely.
Hearing aid batteries can lose energy at any time so always ensure that you carry spares. As with any batteries, keep them away from coins, keys or other metal objects.
When a hearing aid is set to the 'T' position, the telecoil in the hearing aid picks up the magnetic waves produced by the hearing loop system. A direct copy of the audio signal reaching the microphone is now 'induced' in this coil and the hearing aid converts this electrical signal back to audible sound for the wearer to hear. In this way, someone sitting at the back of the venue can clearly hear the speaker at the front - simply by being inside the hearing loop area. Our system can fit up to approximately 30 chairs.
Hearing Loop Systems are set to become a standard feature both at home and in ALL public buildings where assistance with hearing is required. If you are responsible for running a church, hall or venue you will genuinely help those with poor hearing. Accessibility is a key factor at any venue for those with any disability and a hearing loop system will really benefit those with hearing loss to feel part of the community.