HEARING AID BATTERIES AND ACCESSORIES
You just got fitted for a hearing aid and you can’t wait to hear all the sounds you’ve been missing. Then you find out there’s a list of hearing accessories that you may also need. Don’t worry, there is some maintenance involved with caring for your hearing device, but upkeep is not costly or complicated.
Our audiologists will show you what you need—and what you don’t—to get the most out of your hearing aid.
How do I know which battery to order for my hearing aid?
Hearing aid batteries are standardized with number and color codes to make it easy to find what you need. The easy-to-remember codes are 675 (Blue), 13 (Orange), 312 (Brown) and 10 (Yellow).
How do I know which color or number battery fits my hearing aid?
Your hearing care professionals — that’s us — will tell you what size and color of batteries you need.
How long will my battery last?
Hearing aid batteries will typically last about 5-7 days depending on the size of the battery, your model hearing aid, level of hearing loss and the demands of the location where you use them. The more active your hearing aid is, the more battery power will be used.
Why don’t these batteries last longer?
Watch batteries may last years, but it requires little power to keep your watch ticking. Hearing aids require more power to perform complex functions that amplify sound correctly to meet your needs in varying listening environments.
How can I avoid running out of batteries?
Simply keep a month’s supply of hearing aid batteries on hand, about eight to ten, and order more once you’re down to four to allow for shipping time.
Where should I store my hearing aid batteries?
The best place is right where you store your hearing aid at night: in a bedside table drawer. That way the batteries will be there when you put your hearing aids in first thing in the morning. You may want to keep spare batteries with you in your hearing aid carrying case, too.
It’s not a good idea to keep batteries in the refrigerator. Condensation and moisture can harm them. Avoid extremes in temperature. Hearing aid batteries like room temperature, just like you.
Hearing Aid Battery Use
Hearing Aid Batteries use air to operate. Remove Tape and WAIT 2 – 3 minutest BEFORE inserting the battery in the hearing aid.” Also, check the voltage on the package of batteries. The hearing aid battery voltage must be 1.45v and NOT 1.4V. 1.4V batteries do not last as long and may cause the hearing aid to give the low battery warning or cause static in the hearing aid.
Our hearing care professionals are happy to help whenever it’s time for you to purchase hearing batteries. Just ask!
Hearing Aid Accessories
You just got fitted for a hearing aid and you can’t wait to hear all the sounds you’ve been missing. Then you find out there’s a list of hearing accessories that you may also need. Don’t worry, there is some maintenance involved with caring for your hearing device, but as you’ll see from the list below, upkeep is not costly or complicated.
Batteries – Some hearing aids run on rechargeable batteries but many still depend on disposable batteries.
Streamers – There are a variety of devices that allow for real time streaming of audio from peripheral devices. These devices can include cell phones, TVs, MP3 players, computers and other electronic devices that contain bluetooth technology or offer an audio out/mic jack.
Ear Wax Remover – For people that produce a lot of wax there is a solution available that assists in dissolving the wax.
EarGene – This is a soothing and refreshing ear lotion that can be utilized for ear hygiene and itching ears.
Hearing Aid Dehumidifier (also known as a “dry spot.”) – Moisture can cause damage to the sensitive workings of a hearing aid. A dehumidifier is recommended for people who live in humid regions or must expose their hearing devices to excessive moisture. Some dehumidifiers also sanitize the hearing aid as it dries.
Wax Brushes, Picks, and Guards – These items help prevent ear wax from seeping into or clogging the hearing aid.
Custom Ear Molds and Plugs – We provide custom hearing protection as well as custom molds for iPods and Sleep Plugs. We also sell Musician Plugs ER-9, 15, 25 and Musician’s Monitors.
Cell Phone Accessories – We offer a complete inventory of cell phone accessories.
Other accessories that can improve your hearing and make life with hearing loss easier include phone pads, telephones with volume control, hearing aids that are Bluetooth compatible and a personal amplifier. And for your convenience, most of the basic hearing accessories you need can typically be purchased in a hearing aid kit.
The right hearing aid accessories help you speak and listen with confidence.