Hearing Aid Batteries
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). If you do forget, the staff at Parker Hearing Institute will also know your battery size, and we make it easy for you to get batteries; you can drop in during normal business hours or phone, email or text your order and we will ship batteries directly to your home. Premium Club members get free batteries ongoing!
Hearing Aid Battery Life
Hearing aid batteries can last from 4-14 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 that 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 are in throughout the day. Watch batteries, on the other hand, may last years, but require little power to keep ticking.
Hearing Aid Battery Storage
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 bedroom. 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. We give you a free battery caddie with your new hearing aid kit.
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.
HANDY TIP: when you take the color tab off a fresh battery, let it “breathe” for a minute to activate the battery, then place it in your hearing aid. Put the label on today’s date on your calendar for easy reference.
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