Hearing Aid Batteries

Many hearing aids use batteries. While many hearing aid products are rechargeable, the smallest products and others use tiny batteries as a power source. We offer a complete selection of batteries, making it easy for you to find the power you need.  

Batteries are packaged separately and are not active until it is peeled from a small adhesive strip. These batteries are zinc-air activated. When you peel the backing, wait about a minute and place the battery in your hearing aid tray. Today’s hearing devices have an alert that the battery is working and an alert when it is running low. When you start your device, it should tell you the state of the battery.

Here are the styles and sizes of hearing aid batteries:

  • 675: Color blue, largest regular battery for most powerful hearing aids
  • 13: Color orange, medium-size battery
  • 312: Color brown, medium-size battery
  • 10: Color yellow, smallest regular battery

Battery life and use

Battery life depends on the condition of the hearing aid, the age of the battery, the volume and connected use of the device and how long the hearing aid is worn each day. Always disconnect the battery at the end of the day by opening the battery tray and stopping the internal metal port connection.

There are several recommendations that will make batteries last longer:

  • Store them in cool, dry rooms. Never remove their sticky color tabs until ready to use.
  • Always open the battery door when putting your hearing aids away for the night. This disconnects the battery from the hearing aid connector.
  • Make sure you are buying fresh batteries when you purchase. Check the packages as soon as you receive them.

Getting the right battery is critical for the function of your device. If you have more questions about how to power your hearing aids, how to maintain batteries or what kind of back-up supply you should have, call Kirsch Audiology for information today. Our staff is well-versed in not only hearing aid care and maintenance but ensuring you get the most battery life for your devices.