If you’ve just received your first hearing aid, congratulations! Hearing aids can make a huge difference in a person’s life. If you have questions about hearing aid batteries, we’ve got the answers.
- How often do you need to replace hearing aid batteries? Typically, disposable hearing aid batteries last between five and 14 days, if worn for 16 hours a day. The lifespan varies based on the size of the hearing aid batteries. 312 batteries last three to 10 days, while size 10 last two to seven, 13’s last six to 14 days, while size 675 batteries last nine to 20 days.
- Is there any way to extend the life of disposable hearing aid batteries? If the hearing aid batteries are dying much more quickly than expected, there could be a problem with the device. If the device is working properly, there are certain things you can do to make them last longer. When installing a hearing aid battery, let it rest for five minutes between removing the tag and putting it in your device. Turn off your hearing aid when you’re not using it and leave the battery compartment door open overnight. Carrying batteries loose in pockets or purses where they can come into contact with metal objects can result in a short-circuit, so it’s a good idea to use a keychain hearing aid battery caddy, you can keep spares on hand safely. Always store hearing aid batteries at room temperature, never in a warm or humid environment.
- How do you know if the battery needs to be replaced? The majority of hearing aids give you a warning signal when the battery is about to die. A better way to maintain your hearing aid, though, is to change the batteries when you anticipate they’ll be nearing depletion. It’s smart to keep track of the intervals at which you’ll need to change your batteries on the calendar and change them the same day each week.
- What battery do you need to use to replace your old one? There are different hearing aid battery sizes, and the size you need will depend on the hearing aid model you’re using. Talk to your provider or check the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Are rechargeable batteries a good option for hearing aids? Many hearing aid users prefer rechargeable hearing aids. These hearing aids last around 18 to 24 hours per charge and must be charged every night, similar to a smartphone. Some hearing aids now even have additional features only available in the rechargeable model! For most people, rechargeable batteries would be the best option, but talk with your provider about the pros and cons of each to find the best fit for you.
At Elite Hearing Centers of America, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality service, industry leading products, and a no excuses 100% satisfaction guarantee. Founded by some of the industry’s most experienced private practice owners in the United States, we offer professional, compassionate care, providing high-quality hearing aids at affordable prices. Call us at 855-432-7354 or schedule a free hearing test and comprehensive hearing evaluation today.