Battery Sizes & Types for Your Hearing Aid

Battery Sizes & Types for Your Hearing Aid

Hearing Aids require batteries of various sizes to keep working your device working at optimal usage. Hearing Aid batteries vary in size and cost. At Batteries2go, we make sure the right battery is supplied and that our stock is up to date for your uninterrupted comfort.

Hearing aid batteries include a shield that prevents damage to the hearing aid. This is why only specific batteries should be used. Do not use another type of battery, especially batteries for watches, because they are not suitable for your device and may damage it. Make sure your batteries are fresh to ensure clear sound without distortion.

The best place to purchase batteries for your hearing aid is Batteries2go. Batteries2go offers all battery type models and brands to ensure that the batteries suit your hearing needs. Batteries are presented with a distinctive colour code to guarantee accurate selection.

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Mini RICs CICs IICs 

Size 10 batteries are mainly used in mini receiver in the ear (RITE) and completly in canal (CIC) hearing aids. They are 5.8mm x 3.6mm in size and all manufactures use the yellow colour code to identify them. Their size makes them ideal for use in the smallest hearing aids. Each battery usually lasts for approximately 3-10 days.

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312 hearing aid batteries use a brown colour code and the dimensions are 7.9mm x 3.6mm. You may find them in mini BTE, RITE and in the canal (ITC) hearing aids. They tend to last between 3-10 days.

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Size 13 batteries are most commonly found in behind the ear (BTE) and in the ear (ITE) hearing aids. They are 7.9mm x 5.4mm in size and use an orange colour code. These batteries have a lifespan of approximately 6-14 days.

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Power BTEs

Size 675 batteries use a blue colour code and are usually reserved for use in power BTE hearing aids. While they are the largest on this list at 11.6mm x 5.4mm in size, they also tend to last the longest. In fact, each one can last between 9- 20 days.

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Power BTE’s 

Even though the batteries used have the same size, shape and voltage,cochlear implants  generally require more power than other hearing aid batteries. That is why zinc air batteries for cochlear implants are built differently, most typically in a way that increases the availability and efficiency of the oxygen delivered for the chemical reaction.

How to Extend the Life of a Hearing Aid Battery

While there aren’t any foolproof ways to extend non-rechargeable battery life, these tips will ensure the power isn’t being wasted.

Turn the hearing devices off when not in use and leave the battery compartment door open overnight. Not only will this help keep battery power from being wasted, but it will also allow any moisture that has built up from the day’s use to evaporate overnight. 

To get optimal performance from your batteries, always store them at room temperature. Heat exposure and humid environments such as a bathroom will shorten battery life. Also, batteries shouldn’t be carried loose in pockets, a purse, or a backpack where they might come into contact with other metal objects like coins or keys that can short-circuit the hearing aid batteries.

Hearing Aid Battery Brands

Common brands of non-rechargeable hearing aid batteries include Powerone, Signia, Duracell, and Rayovac. However, many hearing aid manufacturers sell batteries wholesale to hearing care professionals, and the batteries may carry the brand name of that hearing aid manufacturer.

Regardless of the branding, most hearing aid batteries are made by trusted companies that produce other types of batteries for various electronics.

Hearing Aid Battery Safety

According to the National Capital Poison Control Center, more than 3500 Americans of all ages swallow disposable button batteries every year. If this happens to a person or pet in your home, seek medical attention immediately.