Your hearing aids have a three-position battery door that acts as an on/off switch and that allows access to the battery compartment.
On: Close the battery door
To replace the battery, fully open the battery door for access to the battery compartment.
Note: It may take 5 seconds before the hearing aid turns on.
Your hearing healthcare provider can increase the start up delay if
ff: Partially open the battery
Open: Fully open the battery door to access and change the battery.
Note: When turning your hearing aid on and off while it is on the ear, grasp the top and bottom of the hearing aid with your index finger and thumb. Use the index finger of your opposite hand to open and close the battery door.
Low battery warning
Two long beeps indicate the hearing aid battery is low. After the low battery warning, sounds may not be as clear. This is normal and can be fixed by changing the batteries in the hearing
If you are not able to hear the low battery warning, your hearing healthcare professional can change its pitch or loudness. If you prefer, it can be turned off entirely.
Your hearing aids are designed to generate a low battery warning every 30 minutes until you change the batteries, but depending on the condition of the batteries, they may die before another low battery warning occurs. Therefore, it is recommended that the batteries are replaced as soon as possible once you hear the low battery warning.
Replacing the battery
1.Gently swing out the battery door with your fingernail.
2.Push the battery with your thumb and index finger towards the open side, and
3.Insert the new battery into the battery compartment with the plus (+) sign on the battery facing the same way as the plus (+) sign on the edge of the battery door. This will ensure that the battery door closes properly.
Note: If the battery is inserted incorrectly, the hearing aid will not turn on.
Caring for batteries
Always discard batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly way.
To prolong battery life, remember to turn your
hearing aids off when not in use, especially when asleep.
Remove the batteries and keep the battery door open while hearing aids are not being worn, especially when asleep. This will allow internal moisture to evaporate.
4. Close the battery door.
Tips for wearing hearing aids for the first time
Start in a quiet room at home first to get used to the new sound quality. Sounds like the ticking of a clock, the humming of the computer, the beep of the microwave or the rustling of clothes or paper may seem loud to you at first, because you have not been hearing them properly for a long time.
Read aloud to yourself and learn to adjust the volume of your own voice when you are wearing the hearing aids.
Talk to different people and learn how to distinguish between different sound patterns again.
It will take some time before you are completely used to your hearing aids and can fully enjoy the benefits.
Wear your hearing aids for as many hours a day as you can, and for a little longer each
Make notes at the back of this booklet, write down difficult situations and describe what any unpleasant noises were like. This information will help your hearing healthcare professional to fine-tune the hearing aids better for your needs.
Involve your family and friends in this familiarization period. For example, ask someone to set the television to a comfortable volume.
When you are beginning to get used to wearing the hearing aids, wear them in more difficult listening environments such as the office, at parties or in restaurants. This can be difficult even for people who can hear normally. Give yourself time to regain your ability to hear in these difficult situations.
Make your hearing aids part of your everyday life and be patient with yourself while you are learning to hear sounds correctly.
Unitrons tinnitus masker is a broadband sound generator available on the Unitron Era hearing aid platform. It provides a means of sound enrichment therapy that can be used as part of a personalized tinnitus management program to provide temporary relief from tinnitus.
The underlying principle of sound enrichment is to provide supplementary noise stimulation which can help defocus your attention from your tinnitus and avoid negative reactions.
Sound enrichment, coupled with instructional counseling, is an established approach to managing tinnitus.
Tinnitus masker warnings
Air conduction hearing aids with Unitrons tinnitus masker are to be fitted by a hearing healthcare professional familiar with the diagnosis and management of tinnitus.
Should you develop any side effects while using Unitrons tinnitus masker, you should discontinue use of the device and seek a medical evaluation. Side effects include headaches, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations or decrease in auditory function
(such as decreased tolerance to loudness, speech not as clear or worsening of tinnitus).
The volume of Unitrons tinnitus masker can be set to a level which could lead to permanent hearing damage when used for a prolonged period of time. Should the tinnitus masker be set to such a level in your hearing aid, your hearing healthcare professional will advise you of the maximum amount of time per day you should use the tinnitus masker. The tin