Hearing Aid Batteries
In Meridian and Caldwell
Learn All About Hearing Aid Batteries
Like more electronic components, hearing aid batteries are becoming more powerful, more technologically advanced, and even smaller in size, just like the hearing aids they power. As the landscape of hearing aids begins to change, so does the device requirements for power consumption and batteries size!
At Everything Hearing, we understand how complex it can be to navigate the onslaught of information about hearing aids, let alone their battery requirements. For this very reason, we have created a “one-stop shop” for everything you need to know about hearing aid batteries, sizes, lifespan, and brands!
The Sizes of Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aids come in a variety of different sizes, styles, and different power needs. Larger hearing aids require larger batteries, and smaller hearing aids require smaller batteries…you get the point! Additionally, hearing aids for people with severe or profound hearing loss typically require more power and, therefore, larger batteries.
There are five sizes of hearing aid batteries currently available on the market. From smallest to largest, they are designated by the numbers 5, 10, 312, 13, and 675. Due to the small size of the batteries, they are not often referred to by their size. Instead, a color-coding system is used. From the smallest to the largest, their coordinating colors are: red, yellow, brown, orange, and blue. A chart provided by Rayovac helps to illustrate this. Note that #5 is missing as it is very rarely used. (Photo chart courtesy of Rayovac.)
How Long Should Your Hearing Aid Batteries Last?
If you are experiencing shortened battery life, there may be an issue with the hearing device or the battery itself. In this case, you should consult your user manual or contact us at Everything Hearing to ensure everything is working properly.
Types of Batteries for Hearing Aids
Nickel Metal Hydride
Our Final Thoughts
The past ten years of hearing aid development have been characterized by significant technological progress. These advances have resulted in a massive increase in the level of power consumption. That means hearing aid batteries have become a very important consideration, not just for manufacturers but also for hearing care professionals and consumers.
The trend today for hearing aid wearers is the request for environmentally friendly and hassle-free battery solutions. At Everything Hearing, we meet these requests by offering rechargeable battery solutions and continuously recycling used battery components.