5 Questions on Hearing Aid Batteries

Author: EarPros Team

How long do hearing aid batteries last?

Hearing aid batteries come in four sizes. The battery size you need will depend on the hearing aid you get. Hearing aid batteries last anywhere from 3 to 22 days, depending on the type of hearing aid, the battery type and capacity, how many hours you use the hearing aid.

How long do rechargeable hearing aid batteries last?

Generally hearing aids with rechargeable batteries will last up to 24 hours on a single charge.

Where to buy hearing aid batteries?

There are a number of places that give you good prices on hearing aid batteries. Your hearing care professional is a good place to start. Also, shop around and look for the best price on hearing aid batteries. There are many brands of batteries available and your hearing professional may private label the batteries. Regardless of the branding, most hearing aid batteries are made by trusted companies that produce other types of batteries for all types of electronics.

How to dispose of hearing aid batteries?

Hearing aid batteries contain extremely toxic materials and should never be disposed of in the trash. You may be able to recycle or dispose of these type of batteries. When it's time to dispose of your batteries, there are several options:

  1. Contact your hearing care provider.
  2. Reach out to your county offices to ask about recycling programs in your area and how to take advantage of them.
  3. Call electronics retailers in your area about battery recycling programs they may offer.

How to change hearing aid batteries?

When sound becomes distorted or you have to turn up the volume on your hearing aid more than normal, or the “low-battery” beep or voice sound comes on, indicating that the battery is getting low, your battery should be changed. Take a new battery from the battery package. You will note that there is a sticky, colored tab on each battery. This is a protective seal. These protective seals keep the battery from discharging power. A hearing aid battery begins to discharge as soon as the seal has been removed — so don’t remove it until you’re ready to use it. When you are ready to replace the battery,

  1. remove the old battery and dispose of it.
  2. Take the new battery, remove the protective seal, and hold it in your hand for approximately 2 minutes to allow air to enter in and activate the battery.

Insert the new battery into the battery compartment door. Be sure that the “+” is facing upward. If you have installed the batteries correctly, closing the door of the compartment will be easy. If closing the door is difficult, check to make sure that that the battery is facing the correct way.

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