Hearing aid batteries
Hearing aid batteries
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.
Which hearing aid batteries do you need?
Batteries are standardised within the industry and will fit most hearing aids. So you don’t need to worry about having the same brand as your hearing aids, or that you didn’t get your hearing aids with us – you can still buy your batteries from our online store.
Choosing battery sizes can get confusing, as certain manufacturers will have different names for their products.
But as each manufacturer is required to follow the colour-coded system, you’ll always know which is the right size for you, no matter what brand you choose.
The four main sizes of hearing aid batteries are identifiable by the colour of their tabs – yellow, brown, orange and blue. So when you’re buying batteries for your hearing aid, all you need to look out for is your colour.
Battery size: 10
Use: In the canel (ITC), Completely in canal (CIC)
Lifespan: 3 - 7 days
Equivalents: Rayovac size 10, Duracell 10, Activair size 10, ZeniPower A10, Power One p10, icellTech size 10, Siemens s10, Energizer size 10, 10, 10AU, 10HPX, B0104, B20PADA10H, 10HP, AC230E, AC230, ME10Z, CP35, PR36, 10AEL230ZA, 10AE, 10A, ZA10, PR36, 10SA, S10A, 10AP, V230AT6+W10ZA, L10ZA, B20PA, DA10H, DA10, DA10N, AC10/230E, AC10/230EZ, AC10/230, P10, 10SA, W10ZA, PR10H, A10, P10
Battery size: 312
Use: In the canel (ITC), In the ear (ITE)
Lifespan: 3 - 10 days
Equivalents: Rayovac size 312, Duracell 312, Activair size 312, ZeniPower A312, Power One p312, icellTech size 312, Siemens s312, Energizer size 312, 312, 312A, 312MF, 312AU, 312HPX, DA312, DA312H, 312HP, AC312E, AC312, ME7Z, 312AE, L312ZA, 312AE, 312A, ZA312, PR312, PR41, 312SA, S312A, 312AP, V312AT, W312ZA, ZA312, P312, 312DS, A312, PR312H
Battery size: 13
Use: Behind the ear (BTE), In the ear (ITE)
Lifespan: 6 - 14 days
Equivalents: Rayovac size 13, Duracell 13, Activair size 13, ZeniPower A13, Power One p13, icellTech size 13, Siemens s13, Energizer size 13, 13, PR48, 13AU, 13HPX, DA13H, DA13, 13HP, AC13E, AC13, MZ8Z, CP48, 13AE, L13ZA, 13AE, 13A, H13AE, ZA13, 13SA, S13A, 13AP, V13AT, W13ZA, 13MF, ZA13, P13, 13DS, A13, PR13H
Battery size: 675
Use: Behind the ear (BTE)
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