FAQ for Buying & Storing Hearing Aid Batteries
How do I know which battery to order for my hearing aid?
Hearing aid batteries are standardized with number and color codes to make it easy to find what you need. The codes are 675 (Blue), 13 (Orange), 312 (Brown), and 10 (Yellow).
How do I know the color or number of the battery that fits my hearing aid?
Our experienced staff knows exactly what size and color of batteries you need. We may even have a special on batteries for loyal customers like you.
How long will my battery last?
Hearing aid batteries will typically last about 5 to 7 days depending on the size of the battery, your hearing aid model, level of hearing loss, and the demands of the location where you use them. The more active your hearing aid is, the more battery power your hearing aid will use.
Why don’t these batteries last longer?
Hearing aids perform complex functions to amplify the sound correctly to meet your needs and navigate the varying listening environments you’re in throughout the day. Watch batteries, on the other hand, may last years, but require little power to keep ticking.
What about rechargeable battery options?
Depending on the type of hearing aid chosen, you might have some options for rechargeable batteries for your hearing aids. We offer hearing aid options that offer rechargeable batteries for patients with manual dexterity issues or for those on the go that want an option to charge their batteries.
The complex functions of hearing aids require a lot more power than a watch, but think about how much more pleasure you get out of being part of the conversation versus knowing what time it is.
How can I avoid running out?
Simple, keep a month’s supply of batteries (8 to 10) for your hearing aids on hand and order more once you’re down to 8 to allow for shipping time.
Where should I store my hearing aid batteries?
The best place to store your hearing aid battery is right where you store your hearing aid at night or when you take it out. This could be a bedside table or, if you have space, in a drawer in your bathroom. That way the batteries will be there when you put your hearing aids in first thing in the morning. Of course, you may want to keep spares with you in your hearing aid carrying case, too.
And no, it’s not a good idea to keep batteries in the refrigerator. Condensation and moisture can harm them. You should also avoid extremes in temperature, too. Hearing aid batteries like room temperature — just like you.
The caring staff at Audiology Affiliates is happy to help whenever it’s time for you to purchase hearing aid batteries. Just ask!