Hearing Aid Batteries – Selection Guide
How do I know which battery to order for my hearing aid?
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).
Not sure which color or number battery fits your hearing aid?
Ask your hearing healthcare professional or the audiology or hearing aid practice that fitted your hearing aid and they’ll be more than happy to tell you. They may even have special deals on batteries for loyal customers.
How long will a battery last?
Hearing aid batteries will typically last about 5-7 days depending on the size of the battery, your model of hearing aid, level of hearing loss, and the demands of the location where you use them. The more active your hearing aid, the more battery power will be used.
Why don’t these batteries last longer?
Hearing aids perform complex functions to amplify the sound correctly to meet your needs and the varying listening environments you’re exposed to throughout the day. Watch batteries, on the other hand, may last years, but require little power to keep ticking. Hearing aids’ complex functioning requires more power, but think how much more pleasure you derive being part of the conversation versus knowing what time it is.
Where should you store your hearing aid batteries?
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 bathroom. That way the batteries will be there when you put your hearing aids in first thing in the morning.
It’s always a good idea to keep spares with you at all times, as well.
(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 should be stored at room temperature).