Ear Center: Esteem Sound Processor Battery Replacements
Esteem SP Battery Replacements
The totally implanted Envoy Esteem hearing implant contains a non-rechargeable, long-life battery that will eventually reach its End-of-Life (EOL) and will need to be replaced. Length of battery life depends on individual use, listening situations, hours of use, and programming features being used by the patient.
The Esteem has a built-in, two tone signal that notifies the patient when the battery is depleting and will need to be replaced. The two tones are received when the device is turned on with the Personal Programmer. There is also a battery indicator light on the Personal Programmer.
If your Esteem device has notified you, with the two tones, that the battery needs to be replaced or if your device has completely stopped working, the battery will need to be replaced. The battery is built into the Sound Processor. When the battery is replaced, a new Sound Processor and fresh battery are implanted as a single unit.
Procedure for Battery Replacement
Please contact us if you think that your Esteem battery needs to be replaced (336-273-9932).
In preparation for battery replacement, we request that you download the following forms and have a pre-anesthesia clearance history & physicial examination by your family physician:
Please complete the forms and have your family physician forward the results of your examination. Once we have received your medical information, we will be able to schedule your battery replacement.
You may contact our nursing staff at 336-273-9932 for any questions.
Last revised October 9, 2014