A new patient got hearing aids where the low battery warning is a verbal “battery low” warning. The patient is a physician and was seeing a patient when he heard “battery low” in his ear, and he turned to his patient and asked, “Did you just say ‘battery low’?”
Confused, his patient replied, “no.” Several minutes later, the doctor again heard “battery low” in his ear and again asked his patient, “Are you hearing someone say battery low?”
Later that day when his hearing aids shut off, he realized that it was his low battery warning and not his patient.
-contributed by Dr. Ashley St. Peter