When you purchase a hearing aid in our Audiology Department, you are automatically enrolled in our hearing aid battery club. Membership entitles you to free hearing aid batteries for the lifetime of your hearing aid, which is typically five years. If you did not purchase your hearing aid through our audiology department, you can still purchase your hearing aid batteries through our Battery Club. Please contact our Charlotte audiology department at (704) 295-3300 to see if we carry the batteries for your hearing aid.
Batteries for hearing aids come in a variety of sizes, types and brands. Manufacturers of hearing aid batteries have now color-coded their packaging to make finding your battery easier than ever.
- Size 5 hearing aid batteries are red
- Size 10 or Size 230 hearing aid batteries are yellow
- Size 13 hearing aid batteries are orange
- Size 312 hearing aid batteries are brown
- Size 675 hearing aid batteries are blue
Most hearing aid batteries are “zinc air batteries” which are not activated until you pull off the colored tab. Hearing aid battery life depends on the size of the batteries and how much you use the hearing aid. To get the most life from your batteries, remember to open the door when you aren’t wearing your hearing aid. Change the battery when it goes dead or when you hear a low battery warning, and always keep spare batteries with you.
Battery warning: Hearing aid batteries are hazardous if ingested. Keep batteries out of reach of children or animals. Do not store batteries with your medications. If accidentally ingested, please call your primary physician immediately or call the National Battery Ingestion Hotline at 202-625-3333.