Which Hearing Aid Batteries And Accessories To Buy
You just got fitted for hearing aids and you can’t wait to hear all the sounds you’ve been missing. Then you find out there’s a list of hearing aid accessories you may also need. Some maintenance is involved with your hearing device. But don’t worry. Upkeep isn’t costly or complicated.
Our audiologists will show you what you need—and what you don’t—to get the most out of your hearing aid.
How do I know which battery to order for my hearing aid?
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).
How do I know which color or number battery fits my hearing aid?
Your hearing care professionals — that’s us — will tell you which size and color of hearing aid batteries you need.
How long will my battery last?
Hearing aid batteries typically last about 5 to 7 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 active your hearing aid is, the more battery power it will use.
Why don’t these batteries last longer?
Wrist watch batteries can last years because it requires little power to keep your watch ticking. Hearing aids, on the other hand, require more power to perform complex functions that amplify sound correctly to meet your needs in varying listening environments.
How can I avoid running out of batteries?
It’s easy. Keep at least a month’s supply of hearing aid batteries on hand, about eight to 10, and order more once you’re down to four to allow for shipping time.
Where should I store my hearing aid batteries?
The best place is right where you keep your hearing aid at night: in a bedside table drawer. That way, the batteries will be there when you put your hearing aids in first thing in the morning. It’s a good idea to keep spare batteries with you in your hearing aid carrying case, too.
But don’t store hearing aid batteries in the refrigerator. Condensation and moisture can harm them. Avoid extremes in temperature, too. Hearing aid batteries like room temperature — just like you.
Are there rechargable hearing aids?
Yes! There are a number of companies now making rechargable hearing aids and hearing aid batteries. While they are a bit more expensive upfront, rechargeable batteries can free you from having to buy and dispose of replacement batteries.
Our hearing care professionals are happy to help whenever it’s time for you to purchase hearing aid batteries. Just ask!