At Leesburg Family Hearing, we bring hearing health care to the Leesburg, Virginia community. Our years of hearing aid experience have revealed the importance of using reliable batteries in your devices.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about hearing aid batteries.

Which type of batteries is used in a hearing aid?
Powered  by oxygen instead of mercury, zinc-air batteries are the most common type of hearing aid batteries. The batteries come in five sizes and are color-and-number-coded to simplify replacement.

Is it difficult to replace the batteries in my hearing aids?
The battery replacement process is simple if the directions are followed properly.

  • Open the hearing aid compartment door and remove the old battery.
  • Place the new battery into the hearing aid.
  • Wait to remove the tab until just prior to use, because removal will activate the hearing aid batteries.
  • Wait a moment before closing the battery door so oxygen can permeate the battery.

How long do hearing aid batteries usually last?
The length of battery life will vary based on a number of factors, including the type of hearing aid, battery type and capacity, and frequency of use. Typically, a hearing aid battery will last 3 to 22 days.

Where should I store my hearing aid batteries?
Keep your hearing aid batteries stored in their original packaging at room temperature.

If you have any questions about your hearing aid devices and batteries, schedule your appointment with one of our experts at Leesburg Family Hearing in Leesburg, Virginia.