Hearing Aid Batteries: The Top 3 Things You Need To Know
How long do hearing aid batteries last? How often must you change your hearing aid batteries? Here's what you need to know.
Here are a few tips about your hearing aid batteries:
- Hearing aid batteries are zinc-air batteries and mercury free. Therefore, to get the best performance from a zinc-air battery, the factory-sealed sticker should be peeled off the back and the hearing aid battery should be left open to the air for at least one minute to fully activate before placing it in the hearing aid. Once the factory-sealed sticker has been removed, the battery is "activated" and ready for use.
- Hearing aid batteries can generally last anywhere from 5 to 10 days, depending on their size and the number of hours of use. Click here for a step-by-step guide for changing your hearing aid battery.
- There are five sizes of hearing aid batteries with packaging color coded so you can easily remember what “color” battery your hearing aid requires. Size 5 is red, size 10 is yellow, size 13 is orange, size 312 is brown (also the most popular size) and size 675 is blue.
Of course, more people than ever before are making the switch the rechargeable hearing aid solutions like Beltone's Achieve hearing aids.