Medical advice alert for audiology patients

If you wearing a hearing aid, please make sure to check the expiry dates on the packaging. Some are being recommended to not be used.
If you wearing a hearing aid, please make sure to check the expiry dates on the packaging. Some are being recommended to not be used.
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People in the Lincolnshire area who use hearing aids are being urged to check their batteries.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has recently issued a medical device alert dealing with ZeniPower mercury-free hearing aid batteries, manufactured by Zhuhai Zhi Li battery Co Ltd.

They have advised that such batteries with a best before date of 08-2018 and 09-2018 documented on the outer blister packaging should not be used.

Anyone using these batteries within their hearing aid should attend their nearest healthcare provider to obtain replacement batteries.

Gavin Cogley, head of medical engineering at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We consider the risk of patients in the local area having these batteries is low.

“This type of battery has not been stocked within our audiology department but there is a small risk that some patients subsequently attending Louth audiology clinics or department may have been issued with this batch of batteries.

“If you are in any doubt, please obtain replacement batteries from your local service.”