Lithium Ion Battery Discharge

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Lithium Ion Battery Discharge

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I have worn hearing aids for several years and have always been irritated by power loss (battery discharge). There were very few days that I was able to get more than 8-10 hours of operation on a single charge.

About three weeks ago my audi made me an offer for new HAs that used lithium ion batteries. I took him up on it and am I ever pleased.

I get up at about 3:00am and retire about 7:00pm. With my new HAs, I have yet to experience a disconnect due to battery power loss. When I do retire my phone app reports that my batteries have depleted to only about 40% (meaning several more hours of use available).

If you use hearing aids and have similar experience, I strongly recommend that you consider HAs with lithium ion batteries. Mine are Oticon but there are others most likely similar.
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My NON-rechargable batteries last 3 weeks.
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JPG wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:30 pm My NON-rechargable batteries last 3 weeks.
WOW! 505+hours. That is a bunch better than my rechargeables would last without recharge. What brand? Maybe I can put those in my old hearing aids.
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More like 350 since they are 'off' while I sleep. Size 13. OLD type(BTE), Only two 'channels' Only HF one is 'amplified'.
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I just realized : I have had much the same experience with my battery operated DeWalt power tools.

Reible commented months ago about replacing some of his power tools for those that use lithium ion batteries. I must thank you, Ed, for that post. I too changed and - what a difference. The batteries charge faster and last longer. and are lighter in weight.
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dusty wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:08 pm I just realized : I have had much the same experience with my battery operated DeWalt power tools.

Reible commented months ago about replacing some of his power tools for those that use lithium ion batteries. I must thank you, Ed, for that post. I too changed and - what a difference. The batteries charge faster and last longer. and are lighter in weight.
And they don't slowly discharge when sitting around unused.
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