Hearing Aid Batteries
Do Hearing Aids Require Batteries?
All hearing aids use batteries. It’s important to know how to obtain and care for your batteries to get the most from them and to prolong the life of your hearing aids.
Hearing aid batteries are standardized with number and color codes to make it easy to find what you need. The easy-to-remember codes are 675 (Blue), 13 (Orange), 312 (Brown) and 10 (Yellow). Your audiologist — that’s us — will tell you what size and color of batteries you need. A note on hearing aid batteries: Pull the tab off the battery five minutes before you plan on using the battery and insert it in your hearing aid. Studies show that this may lead to longer battery life (1-2 days longer)!
How Long Do Hearing Aid Batteries Last?
Hearing aid batteries typically last about five to seven days depending on the size of the battery, your model hearing aid, level of hearing loss and the demands of the location where you use them. The more processing required from your hearing aids, the more battery power used.
How Do I Store Extra Batteries?
The best place to keep your batteries is near where you store your hearing aids at night. That way the batteries will be there when you put your hearing aids in first thing in the morning. You may want to keep spare batteries with you in your hearing aid carrying case, too.
It’s not a good idea to keep batteries in the refrigerator. Condensation and moisture can harm them. Avoid extremes in temperature. Hearing aid batteries like room temperature.
Hearing Solutions is available to help whenever it’s time to purchase hearing aid batteries. We provide fresh Rayovac batteries in 4, 8, and the economy 48 battery packs. You don’t need an appointment. Just drop in and purchase your batteries at the front desk.