In a move that helps protect air, water, and public health, local audiology practice Hunterdon Audiology Associates is phasing out the purchasing and selling of mercury-containing batteries, switching to providing only mercury-free versions for its hearing technology.
The change supports a national trend away from some mercury-containing products, which can release toxic metals into the environment when not properly disposed of or recycled.
“It’s a no-brainer for us,” said Sue Clampitt, Audiologist. “We’re committed to improving our community’s quality of life, which not only includes optimal hearing health but an optimal environment, too.”
Hunterdon Audiology Associates and fellow members of Audigy, the hearing-care industry’s preeminent data-driven business-management group, completed the transition to mercury-free batteries in April 2017. The practices have previously provided both options.
More and more states have also substantially restricted or outright banned the sale of various products containing mercury, which is classified as a hazardous air pollutant under the federal Clean Air Act.
When getting rid of mercury-containing batteries or other such products, be sure to check with your city, county, or local household hazardous waste management facility for proper recycling or disposal options.
About Hunterdon Audiology Associates – Hunterdon Audiology Associates is a full-service, independently owned audiology practice proud to be bringing better hearing to the people of Hunterdon County for over 20 years. Our AudigyCertified™ hearing care practice has helped thousands of patients with their hearing, tinnitus, and balance disorders — and offers state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and expert fitting of hearing technology. Online at HunterdonAudiology.com