Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aids are powered by replaceable or rechargeable batteries. During your hearing aid fitting appointment, the hearing care specialist at Active Life Hearing will show you how to change or charge your batteries. The amount of time your hearing aids operate before the batteries need changing or recharging depends on the number of features you are using and your wearing habits.
Rechargeable hearing aid batteries
Rechargeable hearing aid batteries free you from the hassle of buying and changing batteries on a regular basis. If you have vision or dexterity problems that keep you from easily manipulating small objects, hearing aids with rechargeable batteries may be perfect for you too. Rechargeable hearing aid batteries are powered by silver-zinc or lithium-ion technology. Once the battery is spent, it is replaced. You can bring your rechargeable hearing aids to Active Life Hearing, and we’ll be more than happy to make the change for you. With rechargeable hearing aids, you simply place the hearing aids in their charging case. The time required to recharge the battery and the operating time between charges varies from model to model. Some newer hearing aids can run for two to three days on a single charge.
Disposable hearing aid batteries
Disposable hearing aid batteries use zinc ion technology. The battery contains zinc that creates a charge when it meets the oxygen in the environment. To get the most charge from your batteries, be sure to let the battery become saturated with oxygen during the replacement process. To do this, remove the tab from the battery and let it sit exposed for two to three minutes before placing the battery in your device. This simple step can increase your battery life by 30% or more.
Remembering the replacement battery you need is easy. Every size hearing aid battery is assigned a universal number and color. So, when shopping for hearing aid batteries, just remember the color or number, and you’ll buy the right battery. Active Life Hearing carries the full range of battery sizes in each of its locations. Stop in and stock up on disposable hearing aid batteries. Hearing aid batteries come in the following sizes:
- Orange (#13): These batteries power in-the-ear (ITE) and behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. They provide about 240 hours of use.
- Yellow (#10): These very small batteries are used in the hearing aids worn in the canal (ITC). They provide about 80 hours of use.
- Blue (#675): This is the largest battery. It is used in the largest hearing aids. You get about 300 hours of use.
- Brown (#312): This is the smallest battery. It is used for hearing aids that are worn completely in canal (CIC). They provide about 175 hours of use.