When I open the battery door on my hearing aid and the battery is exposed but not removed from the aid, is it still draining power from the battery?

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You are wise to open the battery door on your hearing aids when the aids are not in use.  This will extend the life of the battery. However, the battery will, in fact, continue to drain, even when the hearing aid is not in your ear. The battery begins to discharge as soon as the paper tab has been removed. That is why you should only peel off the paper tab when it is almost time to replace the battery.

After removing the paper tab, let the battery sit for at least 1-2 minutes before inserting it into the battery door on the hearing aid. Allowing the battery to “breathe” helps the materials inside the battery to fully activate. Once the tab is removed, the battery remains active until all the power has been drained.

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