Hearing aid batteries power some of the most advanced technologies in the world. Like most modern devices, hearing aid batteries are built for longevity and compatibility. Professional Hearing Solutions provides access to hearing aids, accessories and all of their compatible batteries.
Rechargeable batteries are only compatible with rechargeable hearing aids. By default, they come included with the original hearing device. This type of battery is rated differently than the standard hearing battery for two specific reasons.
Longevity has a different meaning for rechargeable products. When the batteries are depleted, they can be recharged to full capacity with a charging station. Just like a smartphone, the batteries can quick-charge or be used before they are fully charged. After several years of use, a rechargeable battery will lose some of its full charging capacity. This is normal, and it can be replaced when the maximum capacity loses a certain percentage.
Features are the second reason rechargeable batteries are rated differently. Many modern hearing devices use sophisticated hardware and software setups. This includes power-saving routines that work behind the scenes to limit wasted energy. Rechargeable hearing aids have completely different features than standard hearing aids. As a result, the battery output will always be different.
Zinc-air batteries are strong, stable and easy to manage. They come in different sizes, but contain color codes to make them easier to identify. The available sizes are 675 (blue), 13 (orange), 312 (red) and 10 (yellow). Hearing aids won’t work without their suggested battery type. This prevents damage to both the battery and the hearing device.
A larger battery size doesn’t mean that the lifespan will be longer. Every hearing device model has its own specific power usages, even when operating in a low power state. More features usually mean more power draw, but modern hardware will usually counteract any cons.
To get the most out of standard hearing aid batteries, the packages should be stored in a cool and dry place. If unopened, they can be stored this way for up to three years. Once the tab is activated on a battery, it is active and depleting energy. Hearing aid users should only open the package when they’re ready to install the battery.