Poor manners to change hearing aid batteries in public?

Posted by bobbiefriend @bobbiefriend, Sun, May 12 4:51pm

Is it poor manners to change my hearing aid batteries in public? My HAs give me very little warning before they go dead when the batteries expire, and it only takes me a short time to change the batteries in both aids. Am I supposed to go do this in private?

bobbiefriend, I understand your hesitation to changing your hearing aid batteries in public, but I do it always. People clean their misty or spotted glasses in public, it's no different! I've even changed the batteries in front of my wee tutees, and then I get a chance to explain deafness, and how hearing aids work!

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Not illmannered whatsoever- I say excuse me I must change my batteries to better hear you if I feel I should explain. Rarely I feel I have to do this . The older hearing aids give little warning or true one.

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@bobbiefriend I do it all the time, usually in my lap. I had to do it in church last week or else my good ear wouldn't be able to hear the priest. I wasn't embarrassed. Heck, half the people around me in the pews take their phones out at least once during church to check their texts! And I am not talking just the teens.

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In church and looking at phones. Yikes God not happy
Batteries and on the lap have led to many a lost battery . Why I find a table or some shelf space – I am not good with batteries- weird- and because I do some care of critters I am making sure a battery does not get dropped to the floor for fear of dog or cat eating the battery.

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Of course it's not bad manners. Do you clean your glasses in public? Let it show. It shows you care enough to want to hear.

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Good grief!! No! I can do this without looking at my cochlear processors, so I continue looking at and talking to the person I am with while changing the processor battery. Many people break a smile, but never has one shown offense. The message is clear…I am interested in what they have to say and do what I need to in order to hear them.

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Absolutely not. I did so for years, now I have the rechargeable kind. If it is bothering you just go to the restroom and do it there.

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While I don't have this I agree absolutely no problem with doing that in public. You are just being yourself and taking care of yourself : )
-Lizzie

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Good gosh! No, of course not. Also makes people aware of the fact that you use devices to hear and that's never a bad reminder.

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no i do it never any comments made ..I think it teaches others more about our need for hearing clarity

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