How often should you replace hearing aid batteries?
How often you replace your hearing aid batteries will depend on a number of things like how long you use your hearing aids each day, the type of hearing aids you have, and the type of batteries you use. Have a look at the table below to get an idea of the typical lifespan of hearing aid batteries, as well as some handy tips about how to preserve battery life.
When you buy your hearing aids at Specsavers, you’ll get four years’ worth of hearing aid batteries included, as well as other great benefits as part of our hearing aid package.
How long do hearing aid batteries last?
The shelf life of hearing aid batteries will depend on the size of the battery, hearing aid type, and how you use your hearing aid. For example, how loud it is and how long you wear them for each day. Generally, the larger the battery, the longer its lifespan.
How to dispose of your hearing aid batteries correctly
Hearing aid batteries can be recycled – so when you’re finished with them, the best thing to do is to drop them off at a battery collection point. You’ll find them at most supermarkets and shopping centres, or you can search online for the closet collection point to you.
It’s important that you don’t put them in general waste as they will end up in landfill which can have damaging effects to the environment.
Tips for battery care
Turn off your hearing aids when you’re not using them
Leave the battery compartment door open overnight
Make sure you store your batteries at room temperature
Avoid keeping them in warm or humid places, like the bathroom
The best place to keep your batteries is in their sealed package – not loose in your bag or pocket