Jump to content
Adam

Battery life

Recommended Posts

I have used cheap batteries before and my processor is fine. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get 2 days with 675 batteries and about 8 hours with the rechargeable ones on my Sonnet. A bit disappointed by the short life of the rechargeable ones, I have 3 of them and often need to use them all in a single day. I always carry a pack of disposable 675's in case I forget to charge or forget to bring the charger when going a way for a few days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Along with the pack of disposable batteries as back up, I also bring the disposable battery pack.  Sometimes when I travel I just switch to disposable batteries completely.  It's easier to pack.  However I find my Sonnets actually sound better when using the rechargeable batteries.  My standard rechargeable batteries start off getting 10.5 hours but decrease steadily from there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm getting only 31 hours.  MedEl suggests there is something defective in my less than month old device!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@10underpar

Which brand of disposable batteries are you using?  Power One Implant?

They work great for me, but I also get only two 16 hour listening days and a bit of the third day.  However, like I mentioned in the other thread, I never get anywhere near the up to hours that Med-El lists on any processor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is also a question of how much of power do your hearing maps require?

It is dependable of a degree of individual hearing loss.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Ivana Marinac - how can that be?  Doesn't the CI system bypass the non-functional inner ear?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well sort of @Mary Featherston the electrode does stimulate the hair cells which work or not which is what the brain will receive. What Ivana is trying to say is each persons Mapping is so individual that we cannot say who will use more power as some electrodes require more power than others which is also based on how much or what you can hear which is determined by your Audi during the activation and further testing and mappings. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WELOCME BACK @Ivana Marinac we have missed you!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Kara of Canada said:

Well sort of @Mary Featherston the electrode does stimulate the hair cells which work or not which is what the brain will receive. What Ivana is trying to say is each persons Mapping is so individual that we cannot say who will use more power as some electrodes require more power than others which is also based on how much or what you can hear which is determined by your Audi during the activation and further testing and mappings. 

Ah, thank you, Kara, that makes sense, I just misunderstood Ivana.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Np. Ivana is our Croatian friend. English is not her first language. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...