Hearing aid batteries

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Batteries and rechargeable hearing aids

Your hearing aids are powered by either disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries. Choosing which is right for you depends on your lifestyle and preference.

Hearing aid batteries

Batteries are standardised within the industry and will fit most hearing aids. So you don’t need to worry about having the same brand as your hearing aids, or that you didn’t get your hearing aids with us.

To find out more about how to change the batteries in your hearing aid style, check out our how to guides.

Colours, sizes and brand equivalents of hearing aid batteries

Choosing battery sizes can get confusing, as certain manufacturers will have different names for their products. But as each manufacturer is required to follow the colour-coded system, you’ll always know which is the right size for you, no matter what brand you choose. The four main sizes of hearing aid batteries are identifiable by the colour of their tabs – yellow, brown, orange and blue. So when you’re buying batteries for your hearing aid, all you need to look out for is your colour.

Yellow

Battery size: 10
Use: In-The-Canal (ITC), Completely-In-Canal (CIC), Receiver-In-Canal (RIC)
Lifespan: 5 - 7 days
Equivalents: Rayovac size 10, Duracell 10, Activair size 10, ZeniPower A10, Power One p10, icellTech size 10, Siemens s10, Energizer size 10, 10, 10AU, 10HPX, B0104, B20PADA10H, 10HP, AC230E, AC230, ME10Z, CP35, PR36, 10AEL230ZA, 10AE, 10A, ZA10, PR36, 10SA, S10A, 10AP, V230AT6+W10ZA, L10ZA, B20PA, DA10H, DA10, DA10N, AC10/230E, AC10/230EZ, AC10/230, P10, 10SA, W10ZA, PR10H, A10, P10

Brown

Battery size: 312
Use: In-The-Canal (ITC), In-The-Ear (ITE), Receiver in canal (RIC)
Lifespan: 7 - 10 days
Equivalents: Rayovac size 312, Duracell 312, Activair size 312, ZeniPower A312, Power One p312, icellTech size 312, Siemens s312, Energizer size 312, 312, 312A, 312MF, 312AU, 312HPX, DA312, DA312H, 312HP, AC312E, AC312, ME7Z, 312AE, L312ZA, 312AE, 312A, ZA312, PR312, PR41, 312SA, S312A, 312AP, V312AT, W312ZA, ZA312, P312, 312DS, A312, PR312H

Orange

Battery size: 13
Use: Behind-The-Ear (BTE), In-The-Ear (ITE), Receiver in canal (RIC)
Lifespan: 10 - 14 days
Equivalents: Rayovac size 13, Duracell 13, Activair size 13, ZeniPower A13, Power One p13, icellTech size 13, Siemens s13, Energizer size 13, 13, PR48, 13AU, 13HPX, DA13H, DA13, 13HP, AC13E, AC13, MZ8Z, CP48, 13AE, L13ZA, 13AE, 13A, H13AE, ZA13, 13SA, S13A, 13AP, V13AT, W13ZA, 13MF, ZA13, P13, 13DS, A13, PR13H

Blue

Battery size: 675
Use: Behind-The-Ear (BTE)
Lifespan: 10 - 14 days
Equivalents: Rayovac size 675, Duracell 675, Activair size 675, ZeniPower A675, Power One p675, icellTech size 675, Siemens s675, Energizer size 675, PR44, 675, A675, 675AU, 675HPX, B6754, B900PA, DA675H, DA675, 675HP, AC675E, AC675, ME9Z, CP44PR44, 675AE, L675ZA, 675AE, 675A, H675AE, ZA675, 675SA, S675A, 675AP, V675AT, W675ZA, 675MF, 675DS, PR675H

Tips for battery care

  • Don't peel the sticker off your battery until you're ready to use it as the power starts to discharge when it is removed.
  • Turn off your hearing aids when you’re not using them (e.g. while you’re sleeping)
  • Leave the battery compartment door open overnight
  • Make sure you store your batteries at room temperature
  • Avoid keeping them in warm or humid places, like the bathroom
  • The best place to keep your batteries is in their sealed package – not loose in your bag or pocket

How long do hearing aid batteries last?

The shelf life of hearing aid batteries will depend on the size of the battery, hearing aid type, and how you use your hearing aid. For example, how loud it is and how long you wear them for each day. Generally, the larger the battery, the longer its lifespan.

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