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    Default Alta 2 Battery Life

    Alta 2 or 2 Pro users, I'm curious as to how long your batteries are lasting on average? My battery mileage has gone way down since I've changed from the Altas to the Alta 2s. There has been no change in my audiogram; the my most recent one is below. I've now tried 3 different brands of batteries, and their mileage really, REALLY varies, from 3 to 8 days currently, whereas with the Altas, I was consistently getting 8-10 days, using the streamer several times a week for music only. Oddly, it's my left HA battery that has been dying first almost every time since I got them in May.

    I've been keeping close tabs on my battery use. In the last month, I haven't used the streamer at all other than to occasionally increase or decrease the volume by a notch, but this doesn't happen on a daily basis. I use the rear-direction microphones for maybe an hour a week, but usually less. I haven't streamed music at all. I wear them for anywhere from 12-14 hours a day, which is no different than my wear time with the Altas was. Does anyone have any thoughts as to why the batteries are dying so quickly? It seems strange.

    I'm wondering if the aids themselves are faulty? I'm having a plethora of issues with them. They intermittently, and very randomly, shut off at times. Sometimes just one shuts off, usually the left. The volume also intermittently changes significantly (I.e., going from my set point to the loudest volume, which is up five notches from my usual place of comfort) without me touching either the aids or the streamer. Plus the button on the aids only seems to work intermittently to change the programs. So, I'm speculating that the short battery life is related to faulty aids, rather than the batteries or my hearing loss. My next audi appointment isn't until mid-November. In the interim these issues are proving quite challenging, although they do provide a good laugh here or there.

    Kerry
    November, 2016

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    Quote Originally Posted by greghahn View Post
    I met with my Costco HIS last week and he repeated the 5 minute thing and told me, "They always used to say 1 minute, but I was just at a seminar where they talked about this and now they're saying 5 minutes."

    Might be legit, but probably only helps a small amount.
    As per Google/Youtube, reports indicate this adds from 2 to 3 days to batt. life. If this would let you go, for instance, 9 days vs. 7 days between changes that means you would be changing batt. about 12 times less per year. This is not about saving a few coins, this is about convenience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linkbelt View Post
    As per Google/Youtube, reports indicate this adds from 2 to 3 days to batt. life. If this would let you go, for instance, 9 days vs. 7 days between changes that means you would be changing batt. about 12 times less per year. This is not about saving a few coins, this is about convenience, ( saving time fooling with batt). (If this was about saving coins, that would amount to about $60/yr.)
    If you are paying $60 for 24 Batteries you are shopping at the wrong place.
    Changing batteries on the same day per week is what many people prefer eg.always on a weekend.
    and finally I don't think it works!
    Carol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psocoptera View Post
    If you are paying $60 for 24 Batteries you are shopping at the wrong place.
    Changing batteries on the same day per week is what many people prefer eg.always on a weekend.
    and finally I don't think it works!
    I don't believe it works either and I tried it a few months ago. If it made any difference at all I didn't notice it. As far as changing batteries on the weekend I telework so am switching my battery changing schedule to Thursdays. When I change them on the weekend it always seems like they die when we're out somewhere. I'd rather they die when I'm at home.
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    Do you turn them off at night?

    That could potentially and theoretically double your battery time.

    Mine last about 2 weeks.

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    Check out our survey of 500 hearing aid users: Hearing Aid Batteries How Long Do They Really Last?

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    I found that the
    Power One p312 Hearing Aid Battery

    is the most powerful battery for hearing aid.

    You should take a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinOhio View Post
    [M]y bet is the performance between different brands will be nearly identical.
    Mine, too.
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    R 25 50 60 60 60 50 50 50 65 SRT: 55dB WRS: 84% @85dB
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    I have used the Costco batteries and Duracell. Actually get an extra day from the Duracell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingtracker View Post
    Check out our survey of 500 hearing aid users: Hearing Aid Batteries – How Long Do They Really Last?
    This is interesting! 82 hours for a 312 cell in an RIC aid -- good to know.
    250 500 1K 1.5K 2K 3K 4K 6K 8K Costco KS7
    R 25 50 60 60 60 50 50 50 65 SRT: 55dB WRS: 84% @85dB
    L 30 60 60 60 60 55 60 60 70 SRT: 60dB WRS: 88% @90dB

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