As hearing devices become more complex, their features demand efficient batteries. Zinc-air and rechargeable types are still the best for the most common hearing devices on the market. The Hearing Aid Place keeps the most commonly used batteries in stock for patients that need to top up. It never hurts to think ahead by having a spare set of energy for hearing devices.
Hearing aid batteries come in standard and rechargeable styles. Standard battery sizes are blue (675), orange (13), brown (312) and yellow (10). The color-coding helps consumers choose the right size for their hearing devices. Sizing doesn’t have a significant impact on lifespan since hearing aid features vary by each individual.
Standard batteries use zinc-air technology to activate. When stored correctly, they can last over three years without losing effectiveness. But once the tab is pulled, the battery has to be used immediately. An active zinc-air battery will lose power, even if the device isn’t pulling energy from it. This is why the storage of standard batteries is a priority for hearing device owners.
Batteries of this type are found in rechargeable hearing aids. With this style of battery, users can replenish them quickly and efficiently. The actual maintenance for the batteries follows the same guidelines as hearing aid care.
Portable charging stations can be placed anywhere that has an open outlet. This type of hearing aid provides convenience for users that don’t want to switch out depleted cells. Built-in rechargeable batteries remain a solid investment for wearers that want the best out of a modern hearing aid. With a portable charging station, backup batteries become a thing of a past.
Maintenance and care
Earwax and other debris lower the effectiveness of batteries. Depending on how much it builds up, there is a high chance of damage when changing the batteries. The battery compartment should always be kept clean of any foreign obstacles. Device wearers can minimize problems by wiping the device during every battery change. When using anything other than a dry cloth, users should pay close attention to the models’ individual guidelines. This will prevent wearers from using the wrong cleaning methods or chemicals on their hearing aids.