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.