When using hearing aids and cochlear batteries, please note that the battery is smaller and the smallest battery is smaller than pea. When the child swallows the battery, it is difficult for parents to detect. Generally, children will have vomiting, cough, refusal to eat and other symptoms after swallowing the battery for two hours. To the hospital examination, often because there is no obvious history or reason as a cold to treat.

To prevent children from swallowing hearing aid battery, the most important thing is to educate parents and doctors to make them aware of the harm of battery poisoning. Audiologists recommend the following measures to prevent and avoid swallowing hearing aid batteries:

1. Try not to let children play with the battery of hearing aid. Put the new battery where children can’t take it. The used battery should be sealed, that is, it should be packed with paper or box and treated according to the environmental protection classification.

2. In order to avoid taking the battery of hearing aid for children, parents can use some special battery sealing devices, and some hearing aid manufacturers can provide special battery doors, etc.

3. Parents and kindergarten teachers must have a clear attitude to teach children not to play and swallow hearing aid batteries.

4. Parents and teachers should check the battery of hearing aids in time. The purpose of this is to ensure the normal use of hearing aids. The second is to find out whether the battery of hearing aids is lost in time. Once there is the possibility of swallowing, it is convenient for emergency treatment.

5. There should be strict management procedures for the installation of hearing aid battery. After each battery is enabled, the battery protection post must be kept, for example, it should be pasted on the calendar of the day when it is enabled, so as to facilitate the inspection at any time.

6. Once it is suspected that the child may swallow the battery of hearing aid, it should be sent to the hospital immediately and informed to the doctor for timely treatment and first aid.

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