Hearing aid batteries are specialized to work with the leading hearing devices on the market. Ideal Hearing Solutions helps patients find the right match for their product. As inventory needs grow, hearing instrument specialists step up to meet the demand.
To avoid confusion, hearing aid batteries use specific sizes and colors. This makes it clear enough for users to identify one type from another. Manufacturers have moved on from older mercury zinc batteries to the newer zinc-air batteries. They last longer and provide much better stability for modern hearing device features.
The main battery types are 10 (yellow), 312 (brown), 13 (orange) and 675 (blue). Although the specs differ for each, there are no major advantages to using one over the other. The largest capacity goes just over 650 mAh. Longevity of each battery will depend on the features and power draw in its limited lifetime.
Rechargeable batteries are the newest convenience feature to be embraced by hearing aid manufacturers. The cutting-edge recharging technology has been a hit for some of the biggest brands on the market. Rechargeable batteries have also made purchasing new hearing aids accessible for a wider range of patients.
A portable recharge station can be kept in one place or carried when away from home. It is small enough to fit in a pocket but powerful enough to provide quick or full charges. Some charging stations can be customized to fit the wearer’s personalized tastes.
In the event that the hearing device is needed before a full charge, it can be picked up and used immediately. There is no penalty for using hearing aids before they’re fully charged.
Rechargeable hearing batteries are not removable like traditional zinc-air batteries. Even with this difference, care and maintenance routines are similar. Keep batteries and hearing aids out of sunlight and other extreme conditions. When not in use, store in a cool and dry place.
For zinc-air batteries, the first-time use is a special process. The batteries are activated only when the seal is broken. As the oxygen mixes with the zinc, the life of the product begins. To conserve power, never break the seal until the battery is ready to be used.