Hearing aid batteries are a necessity. They give life to your hearing aid so you can continue to enjoy the sounds you love to hear, and effectively manage your hearing loss. Follow our top guide to choosing the best hearing aid batteries for you.
Choosing Hearing aid batteries
Which hearing aid batteries should I choose? With so many types of battery available in numerous sizes from plenty of brands, picking the right hearing aid battery can turn into a lengthy process. That's why we have created this super guide to help you choose the right hearing aid batteries for you and your hearing aid.
We know that choosing hearing aid batteries is very much a personal choice. Preferred brands, sizes, and types of battery will be influential factors. Thankfully, we offer hearing aid battery trial packs so you can find the batteries that work best for you and your device.
Choosing the right hearing aid batteriesBefore you start buying hearing aid batteries, you need to know the size your aid requires. We stock the main and most popular battery sizes, including size 10, 13, 312, and size 675. If you do not know the size, battery colour will dictate their size. Hearing aid battery colour index:
- Size 10 = Yellow
- Size 13 = Orange
- Size 312 = Brown
- Size 675 = Blue
At HearingDirect.com, hearing aid batteries are one of our many specialties. We stock a wide and wonderful collection batteries in the main sizes from trusted brands, including Rayovac, Duracell, Power One and our own brand of Hearing Direct batteries, suitable for any hearing aid.
How long do hearing aid batteries last?This is one of the most popular hearing aid battery questions. However, the answer is not that straightforward. How long hearing aid batteries last will depend on a number of elements, such as:
- Battery manufacturer
- Your type of hearing aid
- Hearing aid usage and amplification level
Some brands of batteries may last longer than others. The power they emit may be stronger than other brands which could see a shorter lifespan.
The same can be said for your hearing aid. Digital hearing models may require more power depending on how advanced they are and the features they come with. A more powerful device would require more power which can reduce battery life. As a result, this could lead you to spend more money in the long term on batteries.
Naturally, the more you use your hearing aids, the quicker the batteries will deplete. Hearing aids belong to a group of high demanding devices. These devices require optimal power consistently, and it is only when the device is turned off that power is not used.
Alternatively, you may wish to try rechargeable hearing aid batteries. They can be used multiple times and the total number of recharging cycles will depend on the battery brand and technology.
How much do hearing aid batteries cost?
To get the best out of your hearing aid, the power really needs to come from the best-powered batteries. Hearing aid batteries vary in price, and over a period of time, the cost of hearing aid batteries can easily change. The brand of battery and model of your device can heavily impact the cost of batteries. Whilst buying batteries in the standard units if relatively cheap, the money you spend on batteries during your lifetime will vary.
Our hearing aid batteries are competitively priced and we try to offer the best value for money. Our hearing aid battery packs include 6 to 8 cells and we stock multipacks of 60 batteries at a reduced price to help you save money on batteries. Or, choose from our own HearingDirect brand of cost-effective hearing aid batteries that bring you fantastic value for money as well as a long shelf-life. To reduce battery cost, you can always:
- Switch off your hearing aid when it's not in use
- Use batteries from manufacturers that specialise in hearing aids
- Correctly store hearing aid batteries
Not only will following the above help to minimise the money you spend on batteries, but it can also help your preserve battery life so they last longer when you need them most.
Which batteries are best?
Which hearing aid batteries are best is another frequently asked question. Much like how long do hearing aid batteries last, there is no core answer. Hearing aid batteries are very much down to preference, your hearing aid model, and usage. Rayovac hearing aid batteries are one of the most popular brands that we dispense, and Rayovac has a strong reputation for reliability, working superbly in all types of hearing aids. Rayovac batteries consist of an advanced power of up to 17% greater than normal batteries, and long shelf-life of up to 4 years. Alternatively, Hearing Direct hearing aid batteries provide a cost-effective solution so you can get the best from your hearing aid no matter what make or model you use.
Hearing aid battery tipsTo offer some added help, we have put together a few tips to help you make sure you purchase the right batteries for you and to make them last so you don't have to keep topping up!
- Make sure you know the size of battery your hearing aids need
- If you have a preferred brand or battery that works well, stick with it, if not find a battery you like
- Make sure you turn off your hearing aid when not in use to reduce your hearing aid battery costs by saving power
- Store your batteries appropriately so they're good when you come to use them
- When it comes to buying a new hearing aid, consider battery consumption as this can save money in the long term
About Hearing Direct
We are one of the world's leading hearing aid specialists. HearingDirect offers a wide range of affordable products, as well as information resources to help improve the quality of life for the hard of hearing. We sell:
- Hearing aids,
- Accessories such as earplugs,
- and amplified devices such as super loud alarm clocks and amplified phones.
Author: Gary Hill
Gary comes from 16 years’ experience in the hearing aid industry in both manufacturing and retail. Before co-founding HearingDirect, Gary was Marketing Director for a leading global hearing aid brand; GN ReSound where he worked for the UK sales division and latterly in their global headquarters in Copenhagen. He was responsible for developing and launching major global hearing aid models, conducting extensive research into the needs of the hearing impaired community and their performance demands of hearing aids and other devices.