F.A.Q.

Choosing a battery

What size/type of battery do I need?

Every battery has a number and a colour. The colour of the sticker on the battery indicates the type:

For hearing aids:

  • 10-yellow                                 (height:  3.6 mm, diameter: 5.85 mm)
  • 13-orange                                (height: 5.4 mm, diameter: 7.90 mm)
  • 312-brown                                (height: 3.6 mm, diameter: 7.90 mm)
  • 675-blue                                   (height: 5.4 mm, diameter: 11.6 mm)

For the speech processor of a cochlear implant (CI):

  • 675+/CI light blue/grey/green (height: 5.4 mm; diameter: 11.6 mm) specifically for CI

This information will be indicated on the battery and on the packaging of the battery. To find out which battery you need, you can consult your hearing aid's instruction manual or ask your hearing care professional or ENT doctor. We have also made an overview for you with all the different battery codes (battery code page).

 

Can I use rechargeable hearing aid batteries?

You can use rechargeable batteries if your hearing aid does not have a high rate of power consumption. If your batteries currently last ten or more days, then rechargeable batteries are worth looking into. 

 

Which brand of battery should I use?

We supply all the main brands of hearing aid batteries. Which is the best for you depends on how you use your hearing aid. If you know which size of battery you need it is easy to make a choice based on price and quality.

If you would like to test out different batteries to see which performs best, you can order a sample pack containing multiple brands of batteries. 

 

Which batteries are best to use with more powerful hearing aids?

If you use more powerful hearing aid it's best to go with one of the more expensive batteries. These are the more powerful ones. If you would like to test out different batteries to see which performs best, you can order a sample pack containing multiple brands of batteries. 

 

Which brand should I choose if I'm travelling to a warm and humid climate?

Batteries can oxidise slightly in a warm and humid climate. This can damage your device. The best battery to use in a warm and humid climate is the Power One because this battery is guaranteed not to oxidise. Keep in mind that batteries don't last as long in extreme temperatures. 

 

Which batteries should I use for a cochlear implant (CI)?

For this you should use high capacity 'Implant Power' batteries (675+, these usually have a light blue, grey or green sticker) A cochlear implant usually requires two or three batteries. When you replace these batteries, replace them all at the same time to maintain good performance. When replacing the batteries, it's best to switch off the processor. This is better for the lifespan of the batteries.

 

Battery use

Why do I always have to wait 1-2 minutes after removing the battery sticker?

When you remove the sticker, oxygen comes into contact with the battery. This oxygen activates the battery. The battery requires 1-2 minutes to become fully activated. If you place the battery into the device straight away, power is immediately drawn from the battery and the battery will subsequently supply less energy. 

 

What's the best way to store my batteries?

Keep the batteries in a dry place at room temperature. Never put your batteries in the fridge as this will cause them to create condensation when they are removed, which can damage the batteries. 

 

What should I do if I'm not planning on using my hearing aid for an extended period?

If you are not planning on using your hearing aid for an extended period, you should remove the battery from the device. The battery may otherwise oxidise and possibly damage your hearing aid. 

 

Will my batteries last longer if I replace the sticker whenever I'm finished using the hearing aid?

No.  The battery is activated when the sticker is removed. Replacing the sticker each time will have no effect. 

 

What can I do to protect the environment?

Mercury-Free batteries are the most environmentally friendly choice of battery. All batteries are of the zinc-air kind and are therefore the most environmentally friendly. When the battery is fully discharged,

the battery consists of the metal casing, the internal zinc and less than 1% mercury. The materials are easy to sort and recycle.

Used batteries and rechargeable batteries are classed as hazardous waste. For this reason, to dispose of them, please take them to a battery collection point, e.g. your local supermarket. The metal casing and the zinc can then be reused by the manufacturers. 

 

How do I know if my batteries are still carrying sufficient charge?

The handiest way is to use a battery tester. It's easy to know when the battery is fully discharged as your hearing aid will stop working. Most hearing aids will emit a beep when your batteries are almost completely discharged. 

 

How many days will a battery last in a hearing aid or in the speech processor of a cochlear implant?

This depends on a number of factors:

  • the number of hours that you use your hearing aid each day
  • the amount and type of noise in your environment
  • the age and model of your hearing aid
  • the program settings and volume
  • the strength and quality of the battery
  • the kind of battery: rechargeable, zinc-air or mercury-free
  • the temperature and the degree of humidity of your environment
  • the way in which the batteries are kept (in a dry place at room temperature)
  • whether you correctly wait 1-2 minutes after removing the battery sticker before using the battery

For speech processors: The lifespan for processors with 3 batteries is between 2 and 3 days for most users. The lifespan for processors with 2 batteries is between 1 and 2 days for most users. 

 

Why do hearing aid batteries discharge faster than other batteries?

A hearing aid battery is smaller than other batteries and therefore has a reduced capacity. In addition to this, a hearing aid battery is used intensely all day. This is not the case for most other batteries.

 

Accessories

Why should I use a hearing aid dryer?

Hearing aid dryers extend the lifespan of your hearing aid. What's more, it turns out that you can extend the lifespan of your batteries by 10 to 20%. The reason for this is that a hearing aid consumes less energy when it is completely dry. You can leave the battery in the hearing aid when you use a hearing aid dryer. Do leave the battery compartment open however. 

 

What is a cerumen (earwax) filter and when should I replace it? 

A cerumen (earwax) build-up can result in reduced performance from your hearing aid. Earwax can find its way into in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids. With the aid of a cerumen filter, you can protect your ITE hearing aid.

We advise you to check each day whether your cerumen filter is indeed of replacement. This is done by checking whether a build-up of earwax is present. If you notice that the performance of your hearing aid is getting worse, it may also be time to replace the filter.

 

Service

What are the delivery costs?

Delivery within the Netherlands and other EU countries is free for orders over €10. Delivery costs of €2.50 are charged for orders below €10. The cost of shipping for non-EU countries is €15. 

What do you charge for delivery?
Orders exceeding €10 will be delivered free of charge (within EU). Orders below €10 (within EU) will be subject to a delivery charge of €2.50.

What are the shipping costs per country?

    NL / BE + other countries of the EU (European Union): free shipping / no extra shipping costs for orders above € 10,00. (Orders less than € 10,00 : € 2,50 shipping cost)

    Outside the EU (but within Europe): Eg. Switzerland, etc.: € 10.00 extra shipping costs.

    Outside Europe / World Wide: Eg. USA, Canada, etc.: € 15.00 extra shipping costs. Now temporarly € 10,00 only

Why do we charge shipping cost outside EU? For shipping outside EU we need to create and add special documents for customs. And we also need to ship by parcel instead of regular mailbox post, which makes it more expensive for us to ship. 

What is the delivery period? 

If you order before 7pm on a weekday, your order will be dispatched the same day. In 99% of cases, you will receive your order the next weekday. If you order on a Saturday or Sunday, your order will be dispatched the following Monday and arrive on Tuesday. Orders being dispatched to EU countries other than the Netherlands, deliveries will take an average of 3 to 5 working days to arrive. Outside of the EU, 6 to 8 working days is the norm. 

 

Which payment options are available?

You can pay in a number of different ways: iDeal, bank transfer in advance, Bancontact/Mr Cash, credit card and Paypal. If you choose to pay in advance by bank transfer, the payment is made via the banking institution. You will receive an email in which all the required information is provided. This is also a good choice of payment if you don't use an online banking service or if iDeal is not an option. We will dispatch your order once the payment arrives with us. This can take several days depending on your bank. 

 

What do you mean by '100% guarantee'?

Not satisfied? Ask for your money back! 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have accidentally ordered the wrong batteries or you are not satisfied with your batteries, you can return them within 30 days. We will refund the purchase price of the unopened blister packs. You only have to cover the costs of returning the items. 

 

How do I return an item?

Click here to download the returns form. After receiving the returned product(s) we will ensure that the purchase price is refunded within 30 days. 

 

How do I make a complaint?

If you are not satisfied with a product or with the service you have received from us, please take up contact by email (info@hearingaidbatteries.eu). We will confirm receipt as soon as possible (no later than three working days) and your complaint will be addressed.  In the event that you find that you are dissatisfied with the way in which your complaint was ultimately dealt with, you can then take up contact with the Certified Webshop Disputes Committee (Dutch: De Geschillencomissie van Stichting Webshop Keurmerk). 

 

Why didn't I receive a confirmation email? 

It may be the case that your confirmation email ended up in your spam folder. It is also possible that you made a typographical error when filling in your email address. Simply send an email from your normal email address to ourcustomer service department with the subject 'Confirmation email not received'. Mention your name and what you have ordered and we will ensure that you receive your confirmation email. 

 

Can I also order by email?

Yes. However, your delivery may be delayed as a result as email orders are processed manually. If there is really no alternative and you would like to order by email, please check here to see which details to include in your email to ensure that we can process your order. 

 

My question isn't answered here, what now? 

If your question has not been answered above, you can always send us an email. Send your question to: info@hearingaidbatteries.eu

1 Choosing a battery
1.1 What size/type of hearing aid battery do I need?

Every battery has a number and a colour. The colour of the sticker on the battery indicates the type:

For hearing aids:

  • 10-yellow                                 (height:  3.6 mm, diameter: 5.85 mm)
  • 13-orange                                (height: 5.4 mm, diameter: 7.90 mm)
  • 312-brown                                (height: 3.6 mm, diameter: 7.90 mm)
  • 675-blue                                   (height: 5.4 mm, diameter: 11.6 mm)

For the speech processor of a cochlear implant (CI):

  • 675+/CI light blue/grey/green (height: 5.4 mm; diameter: 11.6 mm) specifically for CI

This information will be indicated on the battery and on the packaging of the battery. To find out which battery you need, you can consult your hearing aid's instruction manual or ask your hearing care professional or ENT doctor. We have also made an overview for you with all the different battery codes (battery code page).

1.2 Can I use rechargeable hearing aid batteries?

You can use rechargeable batteries if your hearing aid does not have a high rate of power consumption. If your batteries currently last ten or more days, then rechargeable batteries are worth looking into. 

1.3 Which brand of battery should I use?

We supply all the main brands of hearing aid batteries. Which is the best for you depends on how you use your hearing aid. If you know which size of battery you need it is easy to make a choice based on price and quality.

If you would like to test out different batteries to see which performs best, you can order a sample pack containing multiple brands of batteries. 

1.4 Which batteries are best to use with more powerful hearing aids?

If you use a more powerful hearing aids it's best to go with one of the more expensive batteries. These are the more powerful ones. If you would like to test out different batteries to see which performs best, you can order a sample pack containing multiple brands of batteries

1.5 Which brand should I choose if I'm travelling to a warm and humid climate?

Batteries can oxidise slightly in a warm and humid climate. This can damage your device. The best battery to use in a warm and humid climate is the Power One because this battery is guaranteed not to oxidise. Keep in mind that batteries don't last as long in extreme temperatures. 

1.6 Which batteries should I use for a cochlear implant (CI)?

For this you should use high capacity 'Implant Power' batteries (675+, these usually have a light blue, grey or green sticker) A cochlear implant usually requires two or three batteries. When you replace these batteries, replace them all at the same time to maintain good performance. When replacing the batteries, it's best to switch off the processor. This is better for the lifespan of the batteries.

2 Battery use
2.1 Why do I always have to wait 1-2 minutes after removing the battery sticker?

When you remove the sticker, oxygen comes into contact with the battery. This oxygen activates the battery. The battery requires 1-2 minutes to become fully activated. If you place the battery into the device straight away, power is immediately drawn from the battery and the battery will subsequently supply less energy. 

2.2 What's the best way to store my batteries?

Keep the batteries in a dry place at room temperature. Never put your batteries in the fridge as this will cause them to create condensation when they are removed, which can damage the batteries. 

2.3 What should I do if I'm not planning on using my hearing aid for an extended period?

If you are not planning on using your hearing aid for an extended period, you should remove the battery from the device. The battery may otherwise oxidise and possibly damage your hearing aid. 

2.4 Will my batteries last longer if I replace the sticker whenever I'm finished using the hearing aid?

No.  The battery is activated when the sticker is removed. Replacing the sticker each time will have no effect

2.5 What can I do to protect the environment?

All hearing aid batteries are of the zinc-air kind, mercury free  and are therefore the most environmentally friendly. When the battery is fully discharged, the battery consists of the metal casing, the internal zinc and less than 1% mercury. The materials are easy to sort and recycle.

Used batteries and rechargeable batteries are classed as hazardous waste. For this reason, to dispose of them, please take them to a battery collection point, e.g. your local supermarket. The metal casing and the zinc can then be reused by the manufacturers. 

2.6 How do I know if my batteries are still carrying sufficient charge?

The handiest way is to use a battery tester. It's easy to know when the battery is fully discharged as your hearing aid will stop working. Most hearing aids will emit a beep when your batteries are almost completely discharged. 

2.7 How many days will a battery last in a hearing aid or cochlear implant (CI)?

On average, our customers experience a lifespan of between 4-7 days for hearing aid batteries.B ut there are also customers who use them 10 days or more. And others less than 4 days.This depends on a number of factors:

This depends on a number of factors:

  • the number of hours that you use your hearing aid each day
  • the amount and type of noise in your environment
  • the age and model of your hearing aid
  • the program settings and volume
  • the strength and quality of the battery
  • the kind of battery: rechargeable, zinc-air or mercury-free
  • the temperature and the degree of humidity of your environment
  • the way in which the batteries are kept (in a dry place at room temperature)whether you correctly wait 1-2 minutes after removing the battery sticker before using the battery

For speech processors (CI):

The lifespan for processors with 3 batteries is between 2 and 3 days for most users.

The lifespan for processors with 2 batteries is between 1 and 2 days for most users. 

2.8 Why do hearing aid batteries discharge faster than other batteries?

A hearing aid battery is smaller than other batteries and therefore has a reduced capacity. In addition to this, a hearing aid battery is used intensely all day. This is not the case for most other batteries.

3 Accessories
3.1 Why should I use a hearing aid dryer?

Hearing aid dryers extend the lifespan of your hearing aid. What's more, it turns out that you can extend the lifespan of your batteries by 10 to 20%. The reason for this is that a hearing aid consumes less energy when it is completely dry. You can leave the battery in the hearing aid when you use a hearing aid dryer. Do leave the battery compartment open however. 

3.2 What is a cerumen (earwax) filter and when should I replace it?

A cerumen (earwax) build-up can result in reduced performance from your hearing aid. Earwax can find its way into in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids. With the aid of a cerumen filter, you can protect your ITE hearing aid.

We advise you to check each day whether your cerumen filter is indeed of replacement. This is done by checking whether a build-up of earwax is present. If you notice that the performance of your hearing aid is getting worse, it may also be time to replace the filter.

4 Service
4.1 What is the delivery period?

If you order before 7pm on a weekday, your order will be dispatched the same day. In 99% of cases, you will receive your order the next weekday. If you order on a Saturday or Sunday, your order will be dispatched the following Monday and arrive on Tuesday.

Orders being dispatched to EU countries other than the Netherlands, deliveries will take an average of 3 to 10 working days to arrive. Outside of the EU, 6 to 15 working days is the norm. 

4.2 Which payment options are available?

You can pay in a number of different ways: iDeal, bank transfer in advance, Bancontact/Mr Cash, credit card and Paypal. If you choose to pay in advance by bank transfer, the payment is made via the banking institution. You will receive an email in which all the required information is provided. This is also a good choice of payment if you don't use an online banking service or if iDeal is not an option. We will dispatch your order once the payment arrives with us. This can take several days depending on your bank. 

4.3 What do you mean by '100% guarantee'?

Not satisfied? Ask for your money back! 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you have accidentally ordered the wrong batteries or you are not satisfied with your batteries, you can return them within 30 days. We will refund the purchase price of the unopened blister packs. You only have to cover the costs of returning the items. 

4.4 How do I return an item?

Just sent us an e-mail with a request. Then we inform you how to return. After receiving the returned product(s) we will ensure that the purchase price is refunded within 30 days. 

4.5 How do I make a complaint?

If you are not satisfied with a product or with the service you have received from us, please take up contact by email (info@hearingaidbatteries.eu). We will confirm receipt as soon as possible (no later than three working days) and your complaint will be addressed. In the event that you find that you are dissatisfied with the way in which your complaint was ultimately dealt with, you can then take up contact with the Certified Webshop Disputes Committee (Dutch: De Geschillencomissie van Stichting Webshop Keurmerk). 

4.6 Why didn't I receive a confirmation email?

It may be the case that your confirmation email ended up in your spam folder. It is also possible that you made a typographical error when filling in your email address. Simply send an email from your normal email address to ourcustomer service department (info@hoorbatterijen.nl) with the subject 'Confirmation email not received'. Mention your name and what you have ordered and we will ensure that you receive your confirmation email. 

4.7 Can I also order by email?

Yes. However, your delivery may be delayed as a result as email orders are processed manually. If there is really no alternative and you would like to order by email, please check under mentioned details to see which you have to include in your email to ensure that we can process your order. 

 

If there is really no alternative and you would like to order by email, then we will require the following details from you in order to process your order manually.

1) Your details

- your title (Mr/Mrs)                                                                                                                 

- your surname and initials

- your invoicing address

- your delivery address, if different from above

- your email address

 

2) Your order

- the brand of battery/batteries

- the type number and colour code

- the number of packs you would like to order

 

3) Your payment

You can transfer the total amount to the bank account we will state you.

 

4) Your email address

Send the above details along with your email address to order@hearingbatteries.eu

Upon receipt of your email, we will send you a confirmation and bill of sale within 3 days by email. This time is required because email orders bypass our automated process and must therefore be manually processed. Ordering via the webshop is always quicker.

You can then transfer the invoice amount. Your order will be dispatched within a few days of us receiving your payment.

4.8 My question isn't answered here, what now?

If your question has not been answered above, you can always send us an email. Send your question to: info@hearingaidbatteries.eu to info@hoorbatterijen.nl

4.9 What are the delivery costs?

Delivery within the Netherlands and other EU countries is free for orders over €10. Delivery costs of €2.50 are charged for orders below €10. The cost of shipping for non-EU countries is €15. 

4.10 What are the shipping costs per country?

NL / BE + other countries of the EU (European Union): free shipping / no extra shipping costs for orders above € 10,00. (Orders less than € 10,00 : € 2,50 shipping cost)

Outside the EU (but within Europe): Eg. Switzerland, etc.: € 10.00 extra shipping costs.

Outside Europe / World Wide: Eg. USA, Canada, etc.: € 15.00 extra shipping costs.

4.11 Why do we charge shipping cost outside EU?

For shipping outside EU we need to create and add special documents for customs. And we also need to ship by parcel instead of regular mailbox post, which makes it more expensive for us to ship. 

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