At Manatee Ear Center, we bring hearing health care to the Bradenton, Florida community. Our years of experience have revealed the importance of using reliable hearing aid batteries. This is why we carry superior, longer-lasting batteries in our office.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about hearing aid batteries:

Which type of battery is used in a hearing aid?
Zinc-air batteries are the most common type of hearing aid batteries. They are powered by oxygen instead of mercury, and are not rechargeable. The batteries come in five sizes and are color-and-number-coded to simplify replacement.

Is it difficult to replace the batteries in my hearing aids?
The battery replacement process is simple if you follow directions properly. First, open the compartment door and remove the old battery. Place the new battery into the hearing aid, and then remove the color-coded sticky tab. It’s important to wait to remove the tab until just prior to use, because removal will activate the hearing aid batteries. Wait a moment before closing the battery door. This allows oxygen to permeate the battery.

How long do hearing aid batteries usually last?
A hearing aid battery will last 3 to 22 days. The length will vary based on a number of factors, including the type of hearing aid, battery type and capacity and frequency of use.

Where should I store my hearing aid batteries?
Keep your batteries stored in their original packaging at room temperature. Also, remember to keep the batteries away from pets and children.

If you have any questions about batteries, your hearing aids or any other aspect of your hearing, ask one of our experts at Manatee Ear Center in Bradenton, Florida.