About Hearing Aid Batteries

As hearing aids run on batteries, it is important to monitor their charge strength and make sure you are handling them correctly. Battery life varies by brand and usage hours. Here are a few helpful things to remember:

  • Do not remove the battery’s plastic tab before you are ready to use the battery
  • Always remove the battery’s plastic tab before placing it into the hearing aid
  • It can take up to twenty seconds from the time the plastic tab is removed for the battery to be ready for use
  • Place the battery positive side up into the hearing aid
  • For certain devices, opening the battery door when the hearing aid is not in use extends battery life
  • Keep extra batteries on hand
  • Store batteries somewhere cool and dry
  • Do not refrigerate batteries
  • Keep batteries away from medication to avoid confusion
  • Dispose of batteries cautiously via economically responsible means
  • Batteries are harmful if swallowed

Battery Sizes include:

  • Size 10: Yellow
  • Size 13: Orange
  • Size 312: Brown
  • Size 675: Blue

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013