Over the last several decades, advancements in technology have made hearing aids much more solely an instrument to improve hearing loss! If you are new to hearing aids or are looking for more function from your current hearing aids, consider exploring popular accessories. There is an abundance of hearing aid accessories to choose from that can increase satisfaction with your hearing aid and help maintain and specialize their function. Many hearing aid brands have smartphone apps to fine-tune and program your hearing aid. It’s time to get the most out of your hearing devices!
Many hearing aids we offer come with optional features like directional microphones, listening programs, and Bluetooth® compatibility, as well as accessories to help with TV watching and hands-free cell phone connection.
Patients with hearing loss may be eligible for a free amplified, captioned telephone to help them communicate with others quickly and effortlessly. The CaptionCall phone features a transcript of each conversation and an amplified handset that provides loud, clear sound. Call us and schedule an appointment for a hearing evaluation to qualify for a phone, and we will verify your hearing loss. We will be happy to discuss additional options for improving your hearing capabilities and enjoying a higher quality of life.
Types of Hearing Aid Batteries
Now that you know some of the features and functions of popular hearing aid devices, what about the different types of batteries? There are two types of hearing aid batteries:
- Rechargeable Batteries – Many of the latest hearing aid models come with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are charged when the hearing aid is not in use, such as when the wearer is sleeping. Rechargeable batteries are primarily available for the Behind-the-Ear (BTE) style of hearing aids. Depending on the type and size of the rechargeable batteries, some can last for several days without recharging!
- Standard Disposable Ones – These batteries have become less common with the availability and convenience of rechargeable batteries. But depending upon the battery, it may be the only type of battery available for the hearing aid.
Commonly Asked Battery Questions
What kind of battery do I need to order for my hearing aid?
Hearing aid batteries are categorized with numbers 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).
What color or number is my hearing aid battery?
We are here to help! We can help tell you which size and color of hearing aid batteries you need. Another good tip is to keep the opened battery package for easy reference or set up a recurring shipment to bring the batteries straight to your door on a schedule.
How long will hearing aid batteries typically last?
Hearing aid batteries typically last about 5 to 7 days, depending on the size and use. The more active your hearing aid is, the more battery power it will use.
Why don’t these batteries last longer?
Hearing aids are complex devices that require a lot of power to operate, more than a wristwatch.
How can I avoid running out of batteries?
It’s easy. Keep at least a month’s supply of hearing aid batteries on hand, about eight to 10, and order more once you’re down to four to allow for shipping time.
How should I store my hearing aid batteries?
Wherever you store your hearing aid when not in use is a great place also to hold the batteries. For spare batteries, consider keeping them in the same place.
Do NOT store hearing aid batteries in the refrigerator. Condensation and moisture can harm them. Avoid exposing your hearing aid batteries to extreme temperatures.