More Facts About Hearing Aid Batteries
What are common hearing aid battery sizes?
The most common sizes of batteries, used for the majority of hearing aids, are sizes 10, 13, 312 and 675. Luckily the industry has a standard colour scheme across all brands to ensure that it’s easy for you to pick the right size.
We only stock the leading hearing aid battery brands including Power One and Rayovac in both zinc-air and mercury free varieties.
What are the main hearing aid brands?
Hearing Choices sells hearing aid batteries from the leading hearing aid brands such as Power One, Rayovac and Zenipower. Some of the major hearing aid manufacturers also sell their own brand of hearing aid batteries such as Widex and Oticon. You can’t go wrong with any of the leading brands and Hearing Choices has a 100% satisfaction guarantee to ensure you get the very best hearing aid batteries.
What is the Lifespan of a Hearing Aid Battery?
While hearing aid batteries normally last on average 5 -14 days, if you find that you device is dying sooner, then it’s best to take them back to get them checked. Turning your hearing aid off when not in use can also increase their lifespan.
There are also other factors that can affect the lifespan of your hearing aid batteries. Humidity and heat exposure can definitely reduce the lifespan of the battery. Temperatures at around 21 c (room temperature) are the optimal temperature for long-term lifespans. The lifespan of most zinc-air batteries is around 3 years if they are kept at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.
Additionally, keeping your batteries in a purse with other metal items may also short-circuit and reduce their lifespan.
How do you store hearing aid batteries?
When not using your hearing aid the best thing to do is to remove the batteries as well as open the battery compartment door to help any excess moisture escape from the compartment.
Are hearing aid batteries dangerous for your health?
Most manufacturers now make mercury-free hearing aid batteries which perform on par with products that have traditionally been made with mercury, in order to assist with internal conductivity. The mercury-free products will indicate so on the package. A few companies do not include mercury in their batteries based on legislative decisions. Some people feel more at peace with mercury-free hearing aid batteries so companies, and us here at Hearing Choices, have provided several mercury-free options.
Should i throw out hearing aid batteries?
Once your hearing aid batteries have been depleted it’s best to dispose of them properly. Aldi supermarkets offer free battery recyling in Australia, alternatively you can also find out the closest spot to recycle batteries by clicking here. While Mercury Free hearing aid batteries don’t have harmful and dangerous chemicals, it’s best to dispose of them properly.
For any questions about batteries feel free to contact our friendly customer service representatives to assist you.
What are the right hearing aid batteries for me?
We wish to give you a firm overview of batteries available so you can choose the one that fits best with your hearing aids and needs. But if you’re still not sure which to purchase, you can contact us through our contact form, live chat, or telephone for direct questions – whichever way is most convenient for you.
As you can see we have many different batteries and alternatives for your hearing aids. Although each brand has its benefits, you may feel more comfortable with a certain kind, or find certain brands have a better lifespan for your hearing aids and how you use them.
We want you to find the product for your hearing aids you feel is worth it, whether it’s a rechargeable battery pack or a smaller pack of 6 by a reputable brand. Which is why our staff are available to help you make an accurate decision based on an unbiased discussion with you.
To have a quick consultation with our trained staff of professionals, contact us through our live chat, email, or via phone so we can help you find the best battery for your lifestyle!
* These timeframes are derived from several customers who have used these batteries for their hearing aids, and reviews. They might not be exact and could differ depending on personal usage.