Hearing Aid Batteries – Selection Guide
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 easy-to-remember codes are 675 (Blue), 13 (Orange), 312 (Brown), and 10 (Yellow).
Not sure which color or number battery fits your hearing aid?
Ask your hearing healthcare professional, the Audiology or Hearing Aid Practice that fitted your hearing aid and they’ll be more than happy to tell you, and may even have a special on batteries for loyal customers like you.
How long will a battery last?
Hearing aid batteries will typically last about 5-7 days depending on the size of the battery, your model hearing aid, 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 will be used.
Why don’t these batteries last longer?
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. Hearing aids’ complex functioning uses more but think how much more pleasure you get out of being part of the conversation than knowing what time it is.
How to avoid running out?
Simple, keep a month’s supply of batteries for your hearing aids on hand, 8-10, and order more once you’re down to 8, to allow for shipping time.
Where should you store your hearing aid batteries?
The best place is right where you store your hearing aid at night, or when you take it out. In 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. Avoid extremes in temperature too. Hearing aid batteries like room temperature – just like you.)