I know this is quite trivial compared to many of the threads on the forum but I am curious. How long do batteries last in BAHAs?
I am 5 months post op having done the decompression surgery on my second AN. While I was prepping for that I had a chance to do the headband trial of a BAHA and was going to have the abutment put in when I had the decompression surgery done. Of course insurance threw a wrench in that plan. So now I am trialing a Phonak Adeo Bi-Cros instead. I am not ecstatic about the results but it does improve some situations for hearing sound from my deaf side. My biggest peeve so far is the battery life. I get 2 to 3 days on a set. One if I use the off the battery rack in the grocery store energizers. The thing is, out of the 5 battery changes in the two weeks I have tried them so far, none of the times at which they died are convenient. I can't imagine that has even a slight chance of improving.
I must say, this peeve will not be the only thing to consider while deciding if I keep the cros or not. It will probably be a minor consideration at best but it still is a peeve I am curious about. But if I do go forward with the appeal process on the BAHA I'd like to know if I will be peeved with the batteries in it as well.
Thanks for your input.