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What Kind of Hearing Aid Batteries Should I Use?

Hearing Aid Batteries

Finding the right hearing aid batteries depends on your hearing aid style and device features. You’ll also need to consider your lifestyle and how long you wear your hearing aids each day.

Types of Hearing Aid Batteries

Rechargeable hearing aid batteries: Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are built into the hearing aid. You charge your devices on their docking station overnight for a full day of power.

Disposable hearing aid batteries: Zinc-air button batteries, or disposable hearing aid batteries, are available for various hearing aid styles. These batteries are covered in an airtight seal. Once it’s removed, oxygen activates the zinc to power the battery.

Hearing Aid Battery Sizes

Disposable hearing aid batteries are smaller than a dime and available in five sizes. From smallest to largest, hearing aid batteries come in sizes 10, 312, 13 and 675. The larger the hearing aid, the larger the hearing aid battery. Smaller disposable batteries tend to wear out faster than bigger sizes.

Size 10 battery: These hearing aid batteries are yellow and available for Completely-in-Canal (CIC) devices. They provide three to seven days of power.

Size 312 battery: These batteries are used in Behind-the-Ear (BTE), CIC and Receiver-in-the-Ear (RITE) hearing aids. They’re labeled with brown packaging and provide three to 10 days of power.

Size 13 battery: BTE and In-the-Ear (ITE) devices require size 13 hearing aid batteries. They’re sold in orange packaging and last six to 14 days.

Size 675 battery: Super Power and Ultra Power BTEs use the largest size hearing aid battery and are also called EasyTab batteries. They’re labeled blue and last nine to 20 days.

Disposable Hearing Aid Battery Brands

You can purchase hearing aid batteries from drugstores, mass merchandisers, pharmacies, online retailers, manufacturers and audiologists.

Hearing Associates offers Rayovac hearing aid batteries, including the Sound Fusion Technology. These batteries provide longer battery life and consistent performance, so you can stream audio without running out of power.

Better batteries mean better hearing aid performance, and we’re committed to providing our patients with the best hearing technology, accessories and batteries available. That way, you can enjoy your hearing aids without worrying about swapping batteries.

Tips for Using Disposable Hearing Aid Batteries

  • Wait a minute after removing a battery seal before inserting it into your hearing aid. That will give the zinc time to fully activate.
  • Leave the battery compartment door open at night after you’ve removed your devices to conserve the charge and prevent moisture buildup.
  • Store disposable hearing aid batteries in a cool, dry environment to optimize longevity.
  • Avoid keeping your batteries near metal objects, like keys and coins, or magnets to prevent short-circuiting.
  • Check expiration dates before inserting new hearing aid batteries.

Hearing Associates sells zinc-air batteries in sizes 10, 13, 312 and 675 in single packs and bulk deals. We also offer safe battery recycling. Contact us online or call 888-760-2032 to learn more about our hearing aid battery discounts.