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    Default taping batteries

    I started to tape them using the original tab a few weeks ago, normally I get 85 hrs of use without tape and now I get close to 120 hrs, a 40% increase. I Bluetooth a lot during the day, this 40% increase is great, at the end of the year it make quite a difference dollar wise. All this take about 10 seconds more per day to do when I remove my aids. Well worth the effort.

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    Well it is a great idea and it also prevents the leaking which is another serious concern with these aids.

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    I just got 11 days out of my 312's taping them each night. I would get about 7 days if I didn't tape over the holes each night.
    Oticon Agil Pro w/streamer

    -250 500 1000 1500 2000 3000 4000 6000 8000
    L 10--5----10----30---50----70----85---80---80
    R 5--10----20----35---45----85----85--100--100

    SP Disc ------------- SRT
    L 88% @55db ------- L-10
    R 90% @55db------- R-25

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    It also helps to rotate the batterys back and forth between left and right each day. I mark the tape with a red marker and stick the left battery on that side of the tape each night. In the morning I put the battery on the red side of the tape into the right side hearing aid. This evens out the usage between your good ear and a bad ear.
    --250 500 750 1000 1500 2000 3000 4000 6000 8000
    L 15---15---20---30----50----65----70-----65----55----50
    R 15---20---------15----15----50----55-----50----35----30


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    Is there an advantage to keeping the new unused batteries in the refrigerator?

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    I've worn a hearing aid for over 40 years. The last time I had a battery leak was in the early 70's during the waning days of silver oxide batteries (dang, them things got EXPENSIVE). I have not once had a battery leak otherwise, and I wear 7 days a week, 18 hours a day.

    I've tried refrigerating my batteries, didn't seem to make any difference. Never tried to tape them, research I've read said that the batteries, once exposed to oxygen, will continue to degrade, tape or no tape. Interesting to see information up here otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by JacintaGoad View Post
    Well it is a great idea and it also prevents the leaking which is another serious concern with these aids.
    ..250..500..1000..2000..4000..8000
    L:75....75....70.....75.....65......60
    R: no hearing

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    No. Here is what Wikipedia says: "Storage and operating life[edit source | editbeta]

    Zinc-air cells have long shelf life if sealed to keep air out; even miniature button cells can be stored for up to 3 years at room temperature with little capacity loss if their seal is not removed. Industrial cells stored in a dry state have an indefinite storage life."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc%E2...operating_life
    Frequ: L/R
    0250: 35/25
    0500: 45/45
    0750: 65/75
    1000: 70/70
    2000: 75/70
    3000: 65/65
    4000: 65/65
    6000: 70/60
    8000: 65/65

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb View Post
    I've never had a problem with the Scotch Tape plugging the holes. I take a piece of tape long enough to hold two batteries and place the two batteries on the tape and make sure they are seated well on the tape and the batteries are good until the next time I need them.
    This is wonderful, I never did this..I'll surely give it a try. Thanks seb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb View Post
    I've never had a problem with the Scotch Tape plugging the holes. I take a piece of tape long enough to hold two batteries and place the two batteries on the tape and make sure they are seated well on the tape and the batteries are good until the next time I need them.
    seb, thanks for this helpful post!

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    I am taping mine a few weeks ago, thanks to sebīs recommendation and it have seen to improve.
    Starkey 3 Series i110 (open dome in Left) & AP w/mold (Right) + Surflink Mobile.
    Freq
    L - R
    0250 25 85
    0500 20 85
    1000 35 100
    2000 55 100
    3000 65 90
    4000 75 85
    6000 85 55
    8000 95 55

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