There are several types of hearing aid batteries and they vary based on the type of hearing aid. There are two main types: rechargeable hearing aid batteries and disposable hearing aid batteries. Let's take a look at each.
Rechargeable hearing aid batteries are becoming more and more common due to their convenience. Lithium-ion technology allows you the freedom to make the most of your day. These 100% rechargeable hearing aids are:
Disposable zinc air batteries come in 4 sizes and are color coded to help you remember the right size for your hearing aid. The batteries are air-activated, which means they do not begin working until the colored tab is removed and air is able to enter the battery cell. Remove and discard the tab only when you are ready to use the battery. There is no need to place the tab back on the battery.
Rechargeable hearing aids might help people with dexterity issues, as they won't have to fiddle with small disposable batteries. Additionally, they can be safer for or around children, who might accidentally swallow disposable hearing aid batteries. On the other hand, these types of hearing aid batteries do need to be recharged every night, meaning you would need to remember to pack the charging station for overnight trips (as opposed to running out to a drug store if your batteries die). There are also fewer models of rechargeable hearing aids on the market for now, meaning you might not be able to find a type you prefer. For example, many rechargeable models are behind-the-ear rather than in-ear styles. To know what type of hearing aid you should get, consult with your doctor, or our hearing aid specialists.