At Christensen Hearing Center in Pomona, California we understand that there are many types of hearing aid batteries out there.

BATTERY

Hearing Aid Battery Sizes
There are four common sizes of hearing aid batteries: 675, 13, 312, and 10, all of them smaller than the size of a U.S. dime. Each one is color coded to make them easier to identify. There are various sizes of hearing aids with different features nowadays, so the amount of battery power needed for the device to run the aid will be different. Larger hearing aids usually require the larger sized hearing aid batteries.

How Long With The Hearing Aid Battery Last?
Based on a 16 hour day of usage, a battery can last anywhere from five days to two weeks. This factor does depend on the size of the battery as well and how much power the hearing aid requires.

What Is The Most Common Type of Hearing Aid Battery?
The most common type of hearing aid battery used is the zinc-air button battery. These types of batteries are air-activated, with a sticker that allows them to stay inactive until it is removed by the consumer. Once the sticker is peeled off the back of the hearing aid battery, oxygen will react with the zinc and turn it on. Zinc-air hearing aid batteries remain in good condition for up to three years when they are stored in a dry, room temperature environment.

What Do You Do When The Hearing Aid Batteries Die?
In Pomona, California, all batteries are classified as universal waste and require safe disposal.The zinc-air batteries work with the zinc interacting with the outside air and may also contain small amounts of mercuric oxide. If these batteries end up in landfills, the metals can seep into the soil or ground water. If incinerated, the battery can possibly explode and release toxic materials into the air.

These types of hearing aid batteries should be dropped off at our office or other battery collection centers so they can be sent to facilities for processing.

How Do I Make My Hearing Aid Batteries Last Longer?
Taking care of hearing aid batteries can also help to prolong their lifetime. To avoid any moisture buildup, keep the battery door in the hearing aid open overnight. Another helpful tip is to store spare batteries in a dry place away from metal objects. To prevent mixing up new and old hearing aid batteries, never keep used and new batteries together, always separate.

If you are still unsure on which battery size you will need, contact Christensen Hearing Center in Pomona, California, today.