Hearing Aid Batteries

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Hearing aid batteries are one extremely important part of ensuring your hearing aids do their job. When you start using hearing aids, it’s important to make sure you get the most out of their life so you can enjoy the sounds you love most. It’s also important to select the type of hearing aid that fits your lifestyle and that you can accommodate with the right batteries! At our Livingston office, we can ensure your hearing aid battery needs are covered with our expert care and latest battery options.

What Hearing Aid Batteries Do We Offer?

In general, hearing aids use either traditional disposable batteries or rechargeable ones. We offer both options at our Livingston office.

Standard Disposable Batteries

These tiny, disposable batteries are made with zinc and activate once exposed to the air. Hearing aids use four standardized sizes of zinc batteries, which are color-coded according to their size. Larger batteries generally last longer than smaller ones, so your Doctor of Audiology will let you know how often you can expect to change them.

Rechargeable Batteries

Some of the newest hearing aid models come with rechargeable batteries built in, so you can charge your hearing aids on a special dock as needed. Rechargeable hearing aids are now available in a variety of different styles. Our Doctors of Audiology can help you determine what style and options are the best for your listening and lifestyle needs.

Which Battery Type is Best for Me?

The best type of hearing aid battery for you will depend on factors like your lifestyle and preferences. For instance, rechargeable batteries can last for long periods of time but will need to be recharged before you can use them again. Conversely, disposable batteries can be changed for a fresh charge but can be difficult to replace if you struggle with small objects. Cost can be another factor to compare— with rechargeable batteries, you’ll pay a higher price up front for both the hearing aids and the charging dock. On the other hand, hearing aids with disposable batteries can have a lower cost but you’ll need to purchase your supply of batteries regularly. During your consultation with our Doctors of Audiology, you can discuss which factors are most important to you in order to select the right option.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are 312 batteries rechargeable?

312 batteries are not rechargeable.

Are all 312 hearing aid batteries the same?

All 312 batteries are the same. However, it is important to check the expiration date on the back of the battery package as the fresher the battery, the longer lasting they will be.

Are hearing aid batteries Lithium?

While hearing aid batteries do not contain lithium, precautions should always be taken to prevent accidental ingestion.

Does heat affect hearing aid batteries?

Extreme heat can damage the internal electronics of hearing aid batteries, resulting in them losing their charge and limiting the life of your battery.

Does humidity affect battery life?

Humidity can affect battery life. When there is high humidity, batteries will absorb moisture through its tiny holes, which can shorten battery life.

Does Walmart sell hearing aid batteries?

Yes.

How can I make my hearing aid batteries last longer?

If you want to make your hearing aid batteries last longer, follow the following tips:n1) After removing the battery tab, let the battery breathe for 3-5 minutes.n2) Open the battery door on your hearing aids when not in use.n3) If you are not going to use your hearing aids for an extended period of time, you should remove the batteries. Not only does this help with making your battery last longer, but it is also good for preventing corrosion and damage to the hearing aid due to moisture. n4) Check the expiration date on your batteries and use the oldest ones first.n5) Keep the sticker on the battery until ready to use.n6) Store your batteries in a cool, dry place.

Should you change both hearing aid batteries at the same time?

Yes. While hearing aid batteries may run out at different times, at Hearing Doctors of New Jersey we recommend changing both hearing aid batteries at the same time so that it's easier to keep track of when to replace them both.

What do you do with dead hearing aid batteries?

You should throw out hearing aid batteries in the trash when they are dead. Hearing aid batteries cannot be easily recycled and are considered general household trash when they are drained.

What hearing aid batteries last the longest?

The longest lasting battery is Rayovac Proline Advanced Mercury-Free Hearing Aid Batteries.

What is the difference between p312 and 312 hearing aid batteries?

312 and P312 are the same.

Why do my hearing aid batteries not last long?

If you want to make your hearing aid batteries last longer, follow the following tips:n1) After removing the battery tab, let the battery breathe for 3-5 minutes.n2) Open the battery door on your hearing aids when not in use.n3) If you are not going to use your hearing aids for an extended period of time, you should remove the batteries. Not only does this help with making your battery last longer, but it is also good for preventing corrosion and damage to the hearing aid due to moisture. n4) Check the expiration date on your batteries and use the oldest ones first.n5) Keep the sticker on the battery until ready to use.n6) Store your batteries in a cool, dry place.

Are rechargeable batteries worth it?

There are two different types of rechargeable batteries available for use with hearing aids. Many hearing aid manufacturers have moved away from rechargeable zinc-air batteries that need to be replaced every year and instead use lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that hold a much longer charge and only need to be replaced every 4-5 years. They way to know what type of rechargeable battery your hearing aid has is:n- If your hearing aid does not have a battery door, it has a lithium-ion battery.n- If your hearing aid has a battery door, it has a zinc-air rechargeable battery.

Can I take hearing aid batteries in my hand luggage?

Yes.

Do you have to pay for hearing aid batteries?

Yes.

Can I get free hearing aid batteries?

No. Nothing is ever free, including hearing aid batteries.

How do I know what size hearing aid battery I need?

There are four common size hearing aid batteries, size 10, 13, 312 and 675. Most manufacturers use an industry standard color code on their packaging to identify the size, these are:n- Yellow for Size 10n- Brown for Size 312n- Orange for Size 13n- Blue for Size 675

How do you activate hearing aid batteries?

Hearing aid batteries are air activated. In order to activate a hearing aid battery you need to remove the sticker on the back of the battery.

How many hours should rechargeable hearing aid batteries last?

There are two different types of rechargeable batteries available for use with hearing aids. In order to determine how many hours your rechargeable hearing aid battery will last, you need to first determine what type you are using.nnIf your hearing aid does not have a battery door, it has a Lithium-Ion battery. These batteries take about 3-4 hours to fully charge and a full charge will power your hearing aid for about 20 hours per charge. nnIf your hearing aid has a battery door, it has a zinc-air rechargeable battery. These batteries take about 3-4 hours to fully charge and a full charge will power your hearing aid for about 10-12 hours per charge.

How often should I change hearing aid batteries?

Typically, you should change your hearing aid batteries once a week. While hearing aid batteries may run out at different times, at Hearing Doctors of New Jersey we recommend changing both hearing aid batteries at the same time so that it's easier to keep track of when to replace them both.

Who makes the best 312 hearing aid battery?

The longest lasting battery is Rayovac Proline Advanced Mercury-Free Hearing Aid Batteries.

Why do hearing aid batteries need air?

Hearing aid batteries are powered by zinc air. In order to activate a hearing aid battery you need to remove the sticker on the back of the battery.

Which brand of 312 hearing aid batteries last the longest?

The longest lasting 312 battery is Rayovac Proline Advanced Mercury-Free Hearing Aid Batteries.

Which brand of hearing aid batteries last the longest?

The longest lasting battery is Rayovac Proline Advanced Mercury-Free Hearing Aid Batteries.

How Long Do Hearing Aid Batteries Last?

This depends on your battery type. Disposable batteries come in four different sizes, with the largest lasting up to one week, while the smallest last around three days. Rechargeable batteries can hold a charge for up to 30 hours before needing to be recharged.

How Much Do Hearing Aid Batteries Cost?

Hearing aid battery costs will vary based on the type of disposable battery. Generally, you can purchase them at pharmacies or big box stores, but it can be helpful to purchase them from hearing clinics where you can rely on the knowledge of hearing aid experts for the right fit. In some cases, you can receive free batteries along with a warranty on your hearing aids.

How Do I Extend My Battery Life?

One of the best ways to save your batteries is to turn your hearing aids off when they’re not in use. You should also open the door to the battery compartment, as this can help dry out moisture that commonly accumulates there. At night when you sleep, you should remove the battery from the compartment. Moisture will cause your battery life to decline, as well as cause deterioration of the inside of the hearing aid over time. As such, when you store batteries, make sure that they’re not exposed to moisture or hot and cold temperatures.

Should Hearing Aid Batteries Be Refrigerated?

Prior to today’s zinc batteries, it was common practice to store hearing aid batteries in the refrigerator to prolong their life. This is no longer the case, since zinc batteries are very susceptible to moisture damage and storing them in such a cool environment can cause moisture to seep into the packaging, causing them to lose their charge. Make sure to store your batteries in a dry, room-temperature environment.