There is a wide range of hearing aid batteries that one can choose from. You would know which one to choose based on some reviews, which can be understood from a few comparisons given in this article.
Hearing aids and cochlear implants are the best things for people, who are hard of hearing. There are various types of devices available including Behind the ear (BTE), In the canal (ITC), In the ear (ITE), and Completely in the canal (CIC). You can choose from these according to your preferences. They all work on battery, which means that you need to change the batteries after a certain period of time. The biggest question at that point would be which one to get. In the following article, you will find out some information about the same.
- Once you are done with searching for the best product, you are left with an important task of searching for the best batteries.
- First of all, you need to find out the date of expiry of your existing one. Understand the fact that the analog ones last longer than the digital.
- A standard piece lasts for a week or more, and if not, then there are chances that your device is not working properly.
- However, batteries of larger devices are more durable than the smaller ones.
- Secondly, for the exact size, use the color code system.
- This color code is mentioned at the back side. You will see a tab, which you need to pull off for activation.
- The size of the one with the orange tab would be size 13, with the brown tab it would be size 312, with yellow it would be size 10, and with blue it would be size 675.
You can find numerous brands of the appliance that offer a wide range of batteries. Apart from size, an important selection criteria would be selecting the most preferred one amongst the cochlear, mercury free, trial test pack, or the rechargeable batteries. Here are the comparisons according to the brands.
- PowerOne P675i+
- Rayovac 675CA
- Zenipower A675P
- Energizer C675
- Professional Card – PowerOne P675
- Energizer Audio PRO
- Rayovac Mercury Free
- PowerOne Accu Plus NiMH
- Card Charger for PowerOne Accu Plus NiMH
- Pen Charger for PowerOne Accu Plus NiMH
Some of the popular brands that you might like to try include: Rayovac, Energizer, Panasonic, Duracell, ZeniPower, PowerOne, Renata, etc. They are available in a pack of 6, 10, 30, or 40. Average cost of a pack of 6 is around USD 4.
Understand the fact that most of the hearing aid batteries are actually electrochemical batteries that are also called Zinc Air. It means they are made of zinc, and when they come in contact with air, they get activated. Once you remove their colored tabs, they react with air and get activated. Then these tabs cannot be replaced again to deactivate the batteries. Hence, as a precaution, remove the color tab only when you need it. You also need to keep the active ones separate from the expired ones, because they could get mixed up with the older sets.