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Hearing Aid Batteries

Norriton Hearing Center fits hearing aids that use either disposable or rechargeable batteries. Disposable batteries were the industry standard for many years, but some newer hearing aids offer rechargeable batteries that can operate for several days on a single charge.

The audiologist will recommend a hearing aid with batteries that suit your lifestyle. For example, if you have challenges with vision or dexterity, hearing aids with small, button-sized disposable batteries might not be the best option for you.  

No matter the hearing aid model or manufacturer, Norriton Hearing Center carries the right hearing aid batteries for you.

Disposable battery sizes

Different hearing aids use different size batteries. Battery life depends on the number of features you use and the size of the battery. Your hearing aid may have an app that monitors the battery level. Other hearing aids make a chirping sound when it’s time for a battery change.

Shopping for disposable hearing aid batteries is easy. Each battery is coded with a color and number to make remembering the battery size easy. The four most common hearing aid battery sizes are:

  • Orange (#13) for behind the ear and in the ear devices. They can last up to 240 hours.
  • Brown (#312) is the smallest battery available and is used for in the canal or completely in the canal hearing aids. It can last up to 175 hours.
  • Yellow (#10) batteries are used in the smallest hearing aids such as in the canal and completely in the canal models. The smallest battery also has the shortest life, about 80 hours.  
  • Blue (#675) is the largest battery size, and this battery has the longest life. This size is used in the largest hearing aids and can last up to 300 hours.

Rechargeable batteries

Rechargeable batteries offer you freedom from battery change hassles. Just insert the hearing aids in the recharging station. The battery recharges in the same way your cell phone recharges. The length of the charge depends on the functions and features you use. You may need to charge your hearing aids nightly or every two or three nights. Some hearing aids with rechargeable batteries can also operate with disposable batteries in an emergency.

Rechargeable batteries don’t last forever. They must be replaced every few years. Norriton Hearing Center can handle battery replacement when the time comes.

Maximize hearing aid battery life

Get the longest life from your hearing aid batteries. Follow these tips for handling and storing your disposable batteries.

  • Always wash and dry your hands before handling your hearing aid batteries.
  • Wait at least two minutes after pulling the tab on a new battery before placing the battery in your hearing aid.
  • Keep hearing aids dry. Moisture reduces the life of your batteries.
  • Always store your hearing aids with the battery door open.
  • Store your hearing aids and extra batteries in a cool and dry place.
  • Never keep hearing aid batteries in the refrigerator.