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Hearing Aid Batteries

Professional Hearing Aid Service offers hearing aids with disposable batteries and hearing aids with rechargeable batteries. The hearing health care specialist will discuss your alternatives before you make a hearing aid purchase. If you lead an extremely active lifestyle or have vision or dexterity problems that make manipulating small objects difficult, rechargeable batteries might be the best choice. For others, hearing aids powered by disposable batteries make the most sense.

No matter what type of batteries your hearing aids use, Professional Hearing Aid Service meets your hearing aid battery needs.  

Disposable batteries

Different styles of hearing aids use different size batteries. Battery life depends on the number of hours you wear your hearing aids each day, the number of features you use and the size of the battery. Some hearing aids provide an app to help you monitor the battery level and others make a chirping noise to signal it’s time to change batteries. Professional Hearing Aid Service carries all hearing aid battery sizes. Each battery is identified by a numeric code and number. 

  • Orange (#13): Used in behind-the-ear and in-the-ear instruments. They can last up to 240 hours.
  • Brown (#312): This is the smallest battery available. It is used by in-the-canal or completely-in-canal hearing aids. It can last up to 175 hours.
  • Yellow (#10): This size powers small hearing aids like in-the-canal and completely-in-canal devices. It has a life of about 80 hours.  
  • Blue (#675): This is the largest battery and lasts the longest. This size is used to power larger hearing aids. Blue batteries can last up to 300 hours.

Rechargeable batteries

Rechargeable batteries free you from the hassle of constant battery changes. This hearing aid option includes a docking station for recharging the battery. How long the battery lasts between charges depends on the functions and features you use. Some hearing aids with rechargeable batteries can also operate with disposable batteries in an emergency.

Rechargeable batteries may need replacement every few years. 

Bring your rechargeable hearing aids into Professional Hearing Aid Service to have these batteries changed.  

Tips to extend disposable hearing aid battery life

Get the longest life from your battery. Use these tips to handle and store your batteries.

  • Wait at least two minutes after pulling the tab on a new battery before installing in the hearing aid.
  • Keep hearing aids dry. Exposure to moisture reduces the life of your batteries.
  • Always store your hearing aids with the battery door open.
  • Store your hearing aids and extra batteries in a cool and dry place.
  • Don’t keep extra batteries in the refrigerator; this reduces battery life.