Department of Audiology Faculty Articles

Title

Thinking Green for Household, Hearing Aid and Implant Batteries: Collection, Safe Disposal and Recycling

ResearchID/ORCID ID

0000-0001-6770-4377

Volume

25

Issue

4

Publication Date / Copyright Date

Fall 2009

First Page

36

Last Page

40

Publisher

Hearing Health Foundation

Abstract

We all want to be good stewards of Planet Earth, right? And wouldn't we like to save some of the other kind of green too—the kind that doesn't grow on trees? Hearing aid and cochlear implant users can get greener both ways by making wise battery choices. Rechargeable batteries, which normally can be recharged hundreds of times before they ultimately run out of juice, promote both environmental and monetary green. Regardless of which batteries we use, when its time to dispose of and recycle batteries to have a little impact on the environment as possible.

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders | Medicine and Health Sciences | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology

Keywords

audiology, batteries, disposal, environmental impact, hearing aids, hearing loss, rechargeable batteries, recycling

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