Your hearing aids are powered by either disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries. Choosing which is right for you depends on your lifestyle and preference.
Rechargeable hearing aids have built-in batteries that do not require regular removal. Regular batteries are small and can be difficult to handle, so if you struggle with dexterity then rechargeable aids might be better suited to you.
To find out more about using rechargeable hearing aids, check out our how to guide.
Almost all our hearing aids are available as rechargeable, but this does come with an additional cost. Talk to your audiology professional about what is right for you.
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.
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.
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.