You just got fitted for a hearing aid and you can’t wait to hear all the sounds you’ve been missing. Then you find out there’s a list of hearing accessories that you may also need. Don’t worry, there is some maintenance involved with caring for your hearing device, but upkeep is not costly or complicated.
Our audiologists and hearing aid specialists will show you what you need—and what you don’t—to get the most out of your hearing aid.
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How do I know which battery to order for my hearing aid?
Hearing aid batteries are standardized with number and colour codes to make it easy to find what you need. The easy-to-remember codes are 675 (Blue), 13 (Orange), 312 (Brown) and 10 (Yellow).
How do I know what colour or number battery fits my hearing aid?
Your hearing care professional will tell you what size and colour of batteries you need.
How long will my battery last?
Hearing aid batteries will typically last about 5-7 days depending on the size of the battery, your model hearing aid, level of hearing loss and the demands of the location where you use them. The more active your hearing aid is, the more battery power will be used.
Why don’t these batteries last longer?
Watch batteries may last years but require little power to keep ticking. Hearing aids require more power to perform complex functions to amplify sound correctly to meet your needs in varying listening environments.
How can I avoid running out?
Simple, keep a month’s supply of batteries for your hearing aids on hand, about 8-10, and when you are running low, visit your nearest Hear for Life location to pick up your new supply.
Where should I store my hearing aid batteries?
The best place is right where you store your hearing aid at night: in a bedside table. That way the batteries will be there when you put your hearing aids in first thing in the morning. You may want to keep spares with you in your hearing aid carrying case, too.
It’s NOT a good idea to keep batteries in the refrigerator. Condensation and moisture can harm them. Avoid extremes in temperature too. Hearing aid batteries like room temperature—just like you.
Hearing Aid Accessories
Custom Ear Molds and Plugs
We provide custom hearing protection as well as custom molds for iPods and Sleep Plugs. We also sell Musician Plugs ER-9, 15, 25 and Musician’s Monitors.
Cell Phone Accessories
We can make a custom earmold for your bluetooth devices that pair up with your cell phone or music devices.