When you purchase your hearing aids from Live Better Hearing, you’ll receive three years’ worth of batteries for free. That’s three years before you worry about purchasing batteries. And when the time does come to buy batteries, finding the right battery is easy.
Hearing aid battery sizes
Hearing aid battery sizes are identified by color and number. Just remember your color or number, and you’ll always buy the right size battery. The most common size batteries are:
- Blue: Number 675
- Orange: Number 13
- Brown: Number 312
- Yellow: Number 10
Many hearing aids create a beeping or chirping sound to alert you that the battery level is low. If your hearing aids use a smartphone app, the app can also alert you when it’s time to change hearing aid batteries.
Active people and people with vision and dexterity problems are increasingly turning to hearing aids with rechargeable batteries. Instead of replacing batteries regularly, you place the hearing aids on a docking/charging station to recharge their batteries much in the same way you recharge your cell phone. If you think rechargeable batteries would make your life easier, discuss this option with your hearing care professional during your evaluation for hearing aids.
Extending hearing aid battery life
To get the longest life from your hearing aid batteries, you should store and handle your batteries with care. These tips will help you get the most life from your disposable hearing aid batteries.
Always wash your hands before handling your hearing aids or your hearing aid batteries. The oils from your hand can decrease battery life.
Keep your hearing aids and hearing aid batteries dry. Do not store either your hearing aids or your extra batteries in the bathroom. Steam from showers can shorten their life.
Always store your hearing aids in the off position and keep the battery door open. This reserves battery power and helps keep your hearing aids and their batteries dry.
Store your extra batteries in a place that is cool and dry. Never store your batteries in the refrigerator. Moisture from condensation can decrease battery life.
Always wait a few minutes after pulling the tab on a new battery before placing it in your hearing aid. Disposable hearing aid batteries use zinc oxygen technology to produce power, and the longer the battery is initially exposed to oxygen, the more power it will produce.