More Facts About Hearing Aid Batteries
The most common sizes of batteries, used for the majority of hearing aids, are sizes 10, 13, 312 and 675. Luckily the industry has a standard colour scheme across all brands to ensure that it’s easy for you to pick the right size.
While hearing aid batteries normally last on average 5 -14 days, if you find that you device is dying sooner, then it’s best to take them back to get them checked. Turning your hearing aid off when not in use can also increase their lifespan.
There are also other factors that can affect the lifespan of your hearing aid batteries. Humidity and heat exposure can definitely reduce the lifespan of the battery. Temperatures at around 21 c (room temperature) are the optimal temperature for long-term lifespans. The lifespan of most zinc-air batteries is around 3 years.
Additionally, keeping your batteries in a purse with other metal items may also short-circuit and reduce their lifespan.
When not using your hearing aid the best thing to do is to remove the batteries as well as open the battery compartment door to help any excess moisture escape from the compartment.
Most manufacturers now make mercury-free hearing aid batteries which perform on par with products that have traditionally been made with mercury, in order to assist with internal conductivity. The mercury-free products will indicate so on the package. A few companies do not include mercury in their batteries based on legislative decisions. Some people feel more at peace with mercury-free hearing aid batteries so companies, and us here at Ozen, have provided several mercury-free options.
For any questions about batteries feel free to contact our friendly customer service representatives to assist you.
We wish to give you a firm overview of batteries available so you can choose the one that fits best with your hearing aids and needs. But if you’re still not sure which to purchase, you can contact us through our contact form, live chat, or telephone for direct questions – whichever way is most convenient for you.
As you can see we have many different batteries and alternatives for your hearing aids. Although each brand has its benefits, you may feel more comfortable with a certain kind, or find certain brands have a better lifespan for your hearing aids and how you use them.
We want you to find the product for your hearing aids you feel is worth it, whether it’s a rechargeable battery pack or a smaller pack of 6 by a reputable brand. Which is why our staff are available to help you make an accurate decision based on an unbiased discussion with you.
To have a quick consultation with our trained staff of professionals, contact us through our live chat, email, or via phone so we can help you find the best battery for your lifestyle!
* These timeframes are derived from several customers who have used these batteries for their hearing aids, and reviews. They might not be exact and could differ depending on personal usage.