Hearing Aid Batteries

There is nothing worse than being out and your hearing aid batteries go flat. Not only is this frustrating, it can also be dangerous. So one accessory you will need to know something about is hearing aid batteries and how to care for them so that they last as long as possible.There are a number of excellent brands of hearing aid batteries on the market including Rayovac and Energizer. When shopping for batteries, keep in mind that they come in two types which are zinc-air and mercury. You will find that most people use zinc air batteries because they tend to have a longer shelf life. There is nothing worse than having you aid batteries die on you just when you need them. Unlike hearing aid prices that can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars, batteries are competitively priced.Zinc air hearing aid batteries can last up to 2 times longer than mercury batteries and are activated by exposure to air once you pull off the tab. We all know that mercury based products are very bad for the environment so it won’t be surprising to see these batteries banded in the near future. It doesn’t matter if you where a digital hearing aid or analog hearing aid, you will still need batteries for it. Most people prefer disposable batteries for their hearing aids but rechargeable batteries are also available. With hearing aid prices being quite expensive, you want to make sure that you have good batteries in them to ensure optimum performance from your hearing aid. Some important tips to remember when installing new batteries in your hearing aids is to take the tab off and give your new batteries some time to ramp up before putting them into your hearing aids. Your new batteries should ramp up in a minute or two and then it will be ready for installation. If you put a brand new battery into your hearing aid without giving it ramp up time, it may cause your aid to beep signaling that the battery is dead. To avoid this, just wait a minute or two before replacing your hearing aid batteries. Because of hearing aid prices these days, many people use drying kits. If you do and you also use zinc-air batteries, it is recommended that you take the batteries our before placing your hearing aid in they dry kit. Drying kits will dry up your battery’s electrolyte. If this happens, your will shorten the life of your battery. If you wear digital hearing aids with noise circuits that adjust themselves automatically and you are in a noisy atmosphere, your hearing aid battery drain can be up to two or three times more than if you are in a quieter environment. Significant battery drain can also occur when you in a place with high humidity.Hearing aid manufactures such as Starkey, Siemens and Phonak all have different ratings for noise levels so one may consider a situation a noisy environment where another may not. You best bet is to check with your audiologist to get more detailed information. Partial deafness can be frustrating, as can hearing aid prices. The last thing you want to be concerned about are hearing aid batteries. We hope we have given you enough information to make a wise buying decision as well as information on how to care for your batteries.For More Info: http://www.myhearpod.com/hearing-aid-batteries/

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Where can I find inexpensive hearing aid batteries?
    I have been a hearing aid user for 2 years now, and I am fed up with the high price of hearing aid batteries at drug stores.

    • ANSWER:
      I shop online for hearing aid batteries. The online prices fluctuate but I generally find http://www.cheaphearingaidbatteries.ca has good prices and they have always been quick and reliable for me.

    Where can I find cheap hearing aid batteries in Canada?
    We recently purchased hearing aids for our son and we are looking for a place to buy inexpensive hearing aid batteries. I’ve heard that drugstores are the cheaper than hearing aid clinics but will the batteries last as long?

    • ANSWER:
      In my experience, after having used hearing aids for ten plus years, I have found name brand batteries like Rayovac or Duracell to be the longest lasting batteries. I tried out a few really cheap brands for a while like icelltec, but noticed i would get duds and batteries that only lasted two or three days. I get my batteries online now from Cheap Hearing Aid Batteries Canada but feel free to research around for the best prices online. It’s nice because you just receive the batteries in the mail.

    can expired dates on hearing aid batteries be used?
    I have some hearing aid batteries with dates that are in 2011, are they still good to be used in my hearing aid?

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    Where to find hearing aid batteries in Manchester?
    I’m moving to study and live in Manchester. I’d like to know where I can find and buy hearing aid batteries.

    That would be great if anyone can tell me how much as well (battery number 10/yellow/ smallest ones)

    Thanks in advance. 🙂

    • ANSWER:
      You do not give your nationality. However if you are a foreign student you may find that you are eligible for certain NHS treatments which may include the issuing of hearing aid batteries but I could not swear to that (I have a NHS aid and my batteries are free).

      You can find some useful Information here…

      If you are not entitled to the NHS batteries, there are plenty of places in Manchester where you should be able to obtain your batteries though I couldn’t give you a cost for them…

      Actually I have just done a quick search and remembered that Spec Savers (eye testing and spectacle suppliers) now do hearing tests, and supply aids and batteries and number 10 are £9.90 for 6…

      There are plenty of Spec Savers in and around Manchester…the Arndale centre is actually right in the centre of Manchester…

      Lucky you going to Manchester, they have some superb shows/ acts on at the M.E.N. which we often go to as we live around 35 miles away…

    Are premium hearing-aid batteries worth the extra cost?
    I have noticed there are regular and premium hearing aid batteries. The premium batteries cost more than triple the cost of the cheap ones. Are they worth the extra?

    • ANSWER:
      Not at all. My cheapo’s last just as long as the primo’s..

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