Purchasing Batteries For Hearing Aids
For your convenience, Associated Audiologists sells hearing aid batteries at all of our locations. This professional line of batteries is mercury-free and provides superior performance compared with over-the-counter batteries you might purchase in drugstore chains, at shopping clubs, or online. We provide half-off pricing for our patients.
These professional batteries work best with the digital technology and wireless connectivity features found in high-performing hearing aids. This means that although less expensive batteries are available, you may end up spending more to power your hearing aids for an equal amount of time. In addition, less expensive batteries can negatively affect the performance of your hearing aids.
Be sure to talk with your audiologist about which batteries work best with your hearing aids.
Tips to Get More Life From Your Batteries
Before putting your batteries in your hearing aids, remove the sticker and expose them to the air for at least 60 seconds. This charges the battery and can help you get 25 to 30 percent longer life from your batteries.
Turn your hearing aids off at night, and when not in use. In addition, it’s recommended to completely open your battery door/drawer at night.
Batteries frequently have a longer shelf life when stored at room temperature. Don’t keep them in the refrigerator and keep them out of direct sunlight or heat.
Make sure you’re aware of the expiration date on your battery packaging.
- Always keep spare batteries with you.
Questions and Answers About Rechargeable Battery Options
Is there a cost savings if I choose rechargeable batteries?
Not at this time. Your initial investment when choosing rechargeable will include the charger and the cost of the first rechargeable battery or batteries. The rechargeable battery life will depend on the type of rechargeable battery used in your device. The annual cost of replacement rechargeable batteries is currently the same as disposable batteries.
How can I maximize the life of my Z-Power rechargeable batteries?
- Always fully charge the batteries daily. This is indicated by the solid green light in the charging dock. A full charge may require up to 7 hours.
- Don’t try to extend your battery life by charging every other day as this increases the odds of fully depleting your battery. A fully depleted battery takes longer to charge and may not charge fully in time for the next use.
- Do not reboot hearing aids after a low battery warning. If the batteries are completely drained and the aids have switched off, never attempt to power on again by opening and closing the battery door. This can over-discharge your battery. Instead, either place the aids in the charging dock or insert disposable batteries until you have time to recharge your batteries.
- When not using your hearing aids for an extended period of time, remove your batteries or keep on your charging dock with the dock plugged in. Your batteries cannot overcharge and this will ensure your batteries are fully charged and ready to use when needed.
- Do not place rechargeable batteries into an active drying kit. The circuitry in the battery door will continue to draw current even if the hearing aids are turned off. Also, the temperature range of an active drying system typically exceeds the specified rechargeable battery operating temperature which may reduce the life of the battery.
- Only charge Z-Power batteries while installed in a hearing aid. Batteries should not be charged in the doors only as this may lead to incomplete or failed charging.
- If you’re not going to be using your hearing aids for over 3 hours, remove batteries completely from your hearing aid. Circuitry in the battery door will continue to discharge your battery even when the door is open and may lead to over-discharging your battery.
- Do not allow your rechargeable batteries to come into contact with metal objects such as coins and keys.
- Use a soft tissue to remove any moisture from your batteries and/or charging dock prior to charging. Do not use rubbing alcohol or other chemicals to clean.