Power up your hearing aids to power up your life
We keep a supply of batteries for you to purchase in our office. Stop in routinely for fresh batteries. Make sure to check the batteries in your hearing devices often and make sure there is no dirt, wax or debris interfering with the batteries performance. Batteries that are properly charged will make a noise (a squeal) when cupped in your hand or after it has been inserted in your ear, when you cup your hand over the hearing aid it will also make a noise.
There are four main sizes of batteries, each with a specific color-coded package: size 10 (yellow), size 13 (orange), size 312 (brown), and size 675 (blue). The battery size you need is typically based on the size and style of your hearing aid.
Standard hearing aid batteries are zinc-air, which are activated when exposed to air, so it is very important to keep them sealed in their packages prior to use. Never open packages to move batteries to a single container; keep the packages sealed until the batteries must be used in the hearing aids, or you may end up with a dead battery. Don’t buy batteries if the seal is broken.
This depends on the size of your hearing aids and how often you wear them. Generally the smaller the hearing aid, the smaller the battery and faster it wears out. So you might change an ITC hearing aid battery every 5 days while a BTE hearing aid may need a new battery every 12 days. Ask your hearing healthcare professional for more information and about any promotions or discounts on hearing aid batteries.
There are a few ways to know when to change batteries. Some hearing aids will emit a small beeping sound when the battery is low, while some will speak to the user, stating that a change of batteries is needed. Hearing aids that don’t emit warnings typically worsen in sound quality, become distorted, or simply die altogether. The hearing aids may become more quiet before the batteries die — an indication that it’s time to change them.
Note: If a change of batteries does not alleviate this problem, the device may be damaged, and it should be looked at by a hearing care provider.
To insert or replace batteries:
- Unlock battery compartment by sliding small switch on battery door to right until it clicks and colored mark disappears.
- Open battery door using nail grip.
- Remove old battery (if necessary).
- Remove new battery from package, and pull protective tab from battery. Let the battery rest for 5 minutes before placing battery into compartment.
- Align “+” sign on flat side of battery with “+” sign on battery door.
- When battery is secure, close door.
- To lock battery compartment, slide small switch on battery door to left until it clicks and colored mark is visible.
- Once the tab is removed from the battery, it takes approximately 5 minutes before the battery is activated and the battery compartment can be closed.
- Do not force the battery door shut, as it may result in damage to the hearing aid or a broken battery compartment. If the door does not close correctly, check to see if the battery is correctly inserted.
- Do not force the battery door open too far, as it may result in damage.
- Dispose of used batteries immediately in a trash receptacle. Used batteries can harm children or pets if ingested.
- Use of a hearing aid multicleaning tool with a magnetic end may be helpful in handling the batteries.
Hearing Aid Accessories
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