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Hearing Aid Batteries

Hearing Aid Batteries

Top quality hearing batteries are available at hoorbatterijen.nl at the best price! Are you looking for batteries for your hearing aid? Then don't worry. At hoorbatterijen.nl we have them in all shapes and sizes. Per package (blister) or larger numbers is also no problem. Looking for a specific model number or color code battery? Then go to the main menu to find the right battery type. Hearing batteries are generally button cell batteries. These are small round batteries that fit neatly into the hearing aid. But beware, they don't all work the same as normal batteries. For further information, please read the text below!

New to hearing batteries? Here are some tips

There's a sticker on a hearing aid battery. It is not just sitting here and has its own function. The sticker provides an airtight seal. Leave it on the battery at all times and remove it a few minutes before using the new battery. This will give the battery a few minutes to breathe and thus function best.
If you use a device to clean your hearing aid. Make sure that there is no battery in your hearing aid at the time of cleaning.

Because hearing batteries often have to be changed, you will soon find yourself with a number of empty batteries. Make sure they are disposed of in the right place and don't just throw them away in your everyday waste. That's how we're all working towards a better environment!

Different types of hearing batteries

As mentioned above, there are hearing batteries in all shapes and sizes. The variants that can be found here in the webshop are sorted by type number. Each hearing aid battery has a number and a color. (The color of the sticker on the battery and the packaging):

These are different "codes" for the batteries and are also equal to different colors. For example, the Type 10 Battery is yellow and it is very easy to find out which models the battery is suitable for.

Types and codes, what does this all mean?

Let's explain some of the terms that are often used in the world of hearing batteries to help you find your way around. For example, it says CIC and ITE in a battery. Doesn't tell you much but is actually quite important information to know. Here are the 5 most common abbreviations of hearing batteries;

CIC = Complete in the ear canal

MIHO = Mini in the horn

ITE = In the ear

BTE = Behind the ear

CI = Cochlear implant*

*Cholar implant or CI for short is a device that converts sound into electrical pulses. A CI is a hearing aid that is applied by means of an operation. The other hearing aids can be purchased and fitted without surgery. 

What is the most common hearing battery?

The battery that is most commonly used and therefore fits most hearing aids is the Type 312 Battery. Also called the PR41. Hearing aid manufacturers are also aware of this and will always try to bring out the current models in combination with the Type 312 Battery. This does not exclude that there are no standard models that do not use this battery, but it is most common. 

What is the service life of a hearing aid battery?

There have been several tests in the past in which the type numbers have been tested. For example, a test conducted by testgoed.nl shows that the lifespan of orange hearing batteries is approximately 16 days and the lifespan of brown hearing batteries is approximately 9 days. So there is quite a big difference per battery. Depending on this, it can take from a few days to a few weeks. On average, you should replace your hearing aid battery every five days. There are also a number of points to take into account in order to optimize the life of a battery. Here are a few tips that you can apply immediately.

  • Always keep the batteries at room temperature
  • Make sure your hearing aid is turned off at night
  • Leave the hearing aid battery compartment open at night for ventilation

Is my hearing aid still full?

It is of course also useful to know if the battery is still full and can still function for a while or if it needs to be replaced. There are several methods to test this. The simplest method is one that anyone can do themselves. You can do this by placing your hands in a bowl shape on your hearing aid. At this moment, when the battery is still working, you will experience a whistling sound. The other way is to use a battery tester. This device measures whether the battery still provides sufficient power to the hearing aid.

How many hearing batteries do I need?

The hearing batteries, regardless of the type of number, are often sold in packs of 6, 60 or 120. How many batteries you should buy is of course your own choice. However, there is a reason why the batteries are sold in these quantities. As mentioned before, the batteries last on average 5 days. So with 6 batteries you could go one month ahead. It's a shame to buy new batteries every month because it won't change which batteries are needed and with larger quantities you often see that it's also cheaper. With 60 batteries you will do about a year and with 120 of course 2 years. This way you avoid a lot of extra effort to score batteries for your hearing aid every month.

Are batteries deductible for a hearing aid?

Unfortunately, batteries for a hearing aid are not covered by your insurer. But rest assured, that was not all. However, you can often deduct the costs from the tax. The costs of hearing batteries are covered by the medical aids tax deduction. If you would like to know more about this, you should take a look at the website of the Tax and Customs Administration itself to find out how all this works.

Do you have any further questions about hearing batteries or other related matters? Feel free to contact us on +31 30 8884152 or send an email to info@hoorbatterijen.nl. We aim to answer your question within 24 hours!