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.
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.
Schedule an Appointment
Hearing aids offer unprecedented customization when it comes to the features and functions that work best for you. To learn more and explore your hearing aid options, we invite you to contact our Livingston office by calling or filling out our online form.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.