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Bad Batteries or Bad Hearing Aid?

By May 1, 2006

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An About visitor wrote this question, posted on the forum:
My son is in college, he wears 2 digital hearing aids (about 1 yr old)and has had no problems with them...big improvement over analog.currently the duracell #13 have been discharging a brown slime,1 unit returned to factory for cleaning now other one has battery discharge of brown slime He is reporting to me that batteries are now being replaced every other day as charge is depleted ....it usually lasted for a week during the first year...no one seems to know or just shrugs...my thoughts are with a moisture problem or a bad batch of zinc air batteries...do you have any thoughts on this or better idea on resolving this problem.

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May 9, 2006 at 9:44 am
(1) Denise says:

I would contact Duracell and explain the problem you are having. It reall sounds like the battery and if it is leaking, it may be harmful to your child. In the meantime I would at least try a new batch of batteries. But I have found that the customer service people are usually very accomodating.

May 10, 2006 at 1:36 pm
(2) bev says:

i use energizer 13 with no problem

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