Hearing Aid Batteries
“I feel at home everywhere because
my hearing aids let me hear everything.”
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).
Your audiologist will tell you what size and color of batteries you need. They may even have a special on batteries for loyal customers like you.
Hearing Aid Battery Life
The life of hearing aid batteries will vary depending on the size of the battery, your model hearing aid, level of hearing loss, the demands of the location where you use them and how many hours a day you wear the devices. The more active your hearing aid is, the more battery power will be used.
You may be wondering why these batteries lose their power so quickly. Hearing aids perform complex functions to amplify the sound correctly to meet your needs and 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.
The complex functioning of hearing aids uses a lot more power, but think how much more pleasure you get out of being part of the conversation versus knowing what time it is.
Hearing Aid Battery Storage
The best place to store your batteries is right where you store your hearing aid at night or when you take it out. That could be in a bedside table or 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. Avoid extremes in temperature, too. Hearing aid batteries like room temperature - just like you.
Our caring audiologists are happy to help you whenever it’s time to purchase hearing batteries. Just ask!
Call Geneva Hearing Services and we’ll help you
get the most out of your hearing aid batteries.