Hearing Aid Batteries and Accessories
Hearing aids can dramatically improve the quality of your life. A few accessories can improve their performance or keep them in good working order.
We’ll walk you through the accessories that come with your device as well as any additional items you may need.
Hearing Aid Accessories
What Are Custom Earmolds and Plugs?
An earmold is an impression of your ear. It’s custom-made to fit you to either improve the sound quality of your hearing aids or to protect your ears in loud environments. Ask us about custom hearing protection and molds for iPods and Sleep Plugs, and Musician Plugs ER-9, 15, and 25.
Are All Phones Hearing-Aid Compatible?
Some cell phones or hearing aids require additional accessories. We’ll walk you through the options during your appointment.
Which type of hearing aid batteries should I buy?
Hearing aid batteries are color-coded to make it easier to locate the right battery for your hearing aid. The most common ones are brown (312), blue (675), orange (13), and yellow (10).
Why do my hearing aid batteries die so quickly?
Most hearing aid batteries are meant to last 5-7 days, but if you stream music or use other features constantly they may run out faster. Rechargeable batteries are designed to last up to 24 hours for some models. Ask us how to improve the life of your hearing aid batteries.
How do I make my hearing aid batteries last longer?
There are a few tips and tricks to stretching the life of your hearing aid batteries. For example, opening up the back of your hearing aids at night, shutting them off when they are not in use, and keeping them dry. For more tips, come in for a clean and check.
How many hearing aid batteries should I have on hand?
You should keep about 8 to 10 on hand and carry around extras in case you need them. If you have a rechargeable battery, bring the charging case with you if you’ll be out for an extended period.
Should I remove hearing aid batteries at night?
In most cases simply opening up the back will help keep the charge longer on your batteries. If you live in a very humid area or they are exposed to moisture you may want to take them out, wipe them down, or invest in a hearing aid dehumidifier.
Should I get a rechargeable hearing aid battery?
The technology for rechargeable hearing aid batteries is improving all the time. Some rechargeable batteries last 24 hours and can be recharged while you sleep. In this scenario, you’d just have to replace the battery once a year, though some models last up to 5 years. Ask us what options are available for your model of hearing aid.
Thinking about getting rechargeable hearing aid batteries? We can walk you through the options!
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