Today's hearing aids still use batteries and each model is going to have a specific type/size of battery. Along with getting the proper battery for your hearing aid, it's equally important that these batteries are inserted into the hearing aid correctly. Our audiologists will make sure you have a full grasp of how to best care for and change the batteries on your new hearing aid.
The average life of a hearing aid battery is between five days and three weeks depending upon the sizes and power of the hearing aid. Volume control and usage can also effect the life of your hearing aid battery.
The batteries currently on the market are called "Zinc-Air". A Zinc-Air battery typically lasts longer that the outdated mercury batteries and are much less toxic to recycle. They come with a protective tab at the top which protects the energy inside the battery from being lost in transport and packaging. You must remember to remove this tab before inserting into your hearing aid. It is best to allow battery to sit 3-5 minutes after you remove the sticker and before closing the battery door. Our audiologists will make sure you understand the proper placement and care routine best suited to your hearing aid and it's batteries.
Hearing aid batteries should be stored in a cool, dry place just like other batteries - however because hearing aid batteries operate at full power until they are fully drained, they tend to lose power quite abruptly. It is always a good idea to carry extra or spare hearing aids - just in case!
Batteries are available at all of our locations so feel free to drop by during business hours to restock. And sign up for our newsletter so we can let you know of our occasional discounts and monthly specials.