Hearing aid batteries are a necessary accessory for your hearing device. The most common hearing aid battery is a zinc-air button battery that comes in four sizes. This battery is air activated and remains inactive until its factory-sealed sticker is removed. They can remain inactive for up to three years when stored at room temperature in a dry environment.
When not in use, remove the battery from your hearing aid.
Batteries can last anywhere from three to 20 days based on their per day use cycle. Smaller batteries do not last as long on average because they have less space to store power. There are a couple tips you can use to extend the life of your batteries. When not in use, remove the battery from your hearing aid. This can also extend the life of your hearing aid because it dries out the device.
If removing the battery is not possible, you may also turn the device off. Storing batteries at room temperature can also extend battery life because heat exposure will shorten battery life. You shouldn’t carry batteries loose in pockets, backpacks or purses. When a battery comes in contact with other metals such as coins, the battery can short circuit.
Hearing aid batteries are available in mass retail stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, electronic stores and online retailers. Batteries are also available through hearing healthcare providers such as your audiologist. If you have questions or need to purchase more batteries for your hearing aid, please contact our office at (818) 859-7730.