Today’s hearing aids are innovative devices with powerful processors and sophisticated technology to amplify and enhance sound. But they still rely on batteries as a power source. Whether your hearing aids use disposable or rechargeable batteries, you never want to get caught with a dead battery. Hearing Solutions, Inc. is here to help.
During the hearing aid evaluation, the audiologist will discuss your lifestyle and ask about any visual or physical limitations you may have. Most hearing aids use disposable batteries, but if you have problems handling or seeing small button-sized objects, like hearing aids, rechargeable batteries may make more sense for you.
At the hearing aid fitting, the audiologist will show you how to change or recharge your batteries.
Disposable hearing aid batteries
Most hearing aids rely on batteries utilizing zinc-air technology. The batteries contain zinc that upon exposure to oxygen begins a reaction that creates a charge powerful enough to run even the most advanced hearing aid technology.
To get the longest life from your disposable hearing aid batteries, store them unopened in a cool dry place. Remove the tab on the battery and wait 3 to 5 minutes to give the battery plenty of exposure to oxygen before placing the battery in your hearing aids.
At night, store your hearing aids with the power switch in the off position and the battery door open.
Larger hearing aid batteries generate more power and last longer. The smaller the hearing aid, the smaller the battery and the more frequently it will need to be changed.
Common hearing aid battery sizes
No matter who makes your hearing aids, they will be powered by common-sized hearing aid batteries. The sizes are indicated by a color and a numeric code. This coding makes it easy to remember what size battery you need for your hearing aids. Hearing Solutions, Inc. carries all sizes of hearing aid batteries, including:
- Yellow (#10)
- Orange (#13)
- Brown (#312)\
- Blue (#675)
Rechargeable hearing aids
Many hearing aids are now available with rechargeable batteries. These batteries use the same lithium-ion technology as the battery in your cell phone.
Depending on the brand, rechargeable hearing aid batteries can power your hearing aids for up to three days on a single charge. The number of features you use (such as Bluetooth) and the number of hours you wear your hearing aids affects the amount of use you get from a single charge.
Recharging your hearing aids is easy. Simply place them in the charging station, and in a few hours, they will be ready to go.
If your hearing aid batteries fail to hold a charge, bring them to Hearing Solutions, Inc. for evaluation.
Hearing Aid Battery Club
To participate in our Battery Club, you pre-pay for nine packages of batteries. You then receive two additional packs FREE! As you need batteries, you can stop by our office and pick them up if you wish, or we can mail them to you Postage Paid!
This brings your battery cost down to as low as $5.07 per pack, delivered to your door. This is probably the most convenient and economical way there is to receive your hearing aid batteries. If you want your batteries mailed to you just call us, toll free if you are out of our local calling area. We will mail your batteries to you the day we receive your call. You do not need to drive to our office to get your batteries, or anywhere else for that matter. Can it get more convenient than this? You will also be assured of getting fresh batteries as we have very rapid turnover. Batteries never hang around on our shelf and get old like they can other places.
To participate, give us a call and we’ll send out the appropriate billing. Prices range from 55.80 to 67.10 depending on battery size, so don’t delay, we look forward to hearing from you!