I’ve looked around these forums before, and I find myself needing some advice.
I recently purchased a Phonak…it is a Smart III. It worked very well for the first 3 weeks, and now any battery I put in lasts an amazingly miniscule amount…oh, about 20 minutes. Tops.
Of course, I went to the audiologist, and he said it was due to the mercury-free batteries.
I’ve tried just about 10 batteries in one day…several Rayovac Proline (and from 2 different packages), Duracell, and Energizer. Same issue with ALL. These are fresh, just-pulled-the-tab batteries. I left the hearing aid along for a day (that was yesterday), then tried again today…same result.
Is this related to the battery, or is this something I should take to the audiologist and say ‘Send this back for repair’? I’ve seen postings about short battery life…but not THIS short!