Ongoing low prices on Quality Hearing Aid Batteries
We offer high quality PowerOne hearing aid batteries in Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney at only $5 per packet of 6 (Minimum order of 4 packets if ordered by phone. Minimum order in person is 1 packet of 6 batteries at a time). We post to anywhere in Australia and postage is included in the price. You can also purchase them in boxes of 60 hearing aid batteries for only $45. That's $4.50 a packet when bought in bulk and includes postage to anywhere in Australia.
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Frequently asked questions about hearing aid batteries:
How many sizes of hearing aid batteries are commonly used?
Hearing aid batteries come in four commonly used sizes, which we'll rank from smallest to largest. Smaller hearing aid batteries are usually used in smaller hearing aids, while larger batteries are generally used in larger, more powerful hearing aids or cochlear implants.
The smallest commonly used hearing aid batteries are the size 10 batteries which has yellow colour coding on its packaging. This battery is commonly used in completely in the ear hearing aids and in the smallest of the over the ear slim tube style hearing aids.
The second smallest and possibly most commonly used hearing aid battery on the market today is the size 312 battery, which has a brown colour coding in its packaging. This is used for a wide variety of small in-the-ear hearing aids through to small over-the-ear and slim tube hearing aids.
The size 13 hearing aid battery has orange colour coding in its packaging and has the same circumference as the size 312 hearing aid battery, but twice the width. This battery is often used when more power is required as such is commonly found in standard size behind-the-ear and larger in-the-ear hearing aids.
The largest hearing aid batteries are the big and powerful size 675 batteries, which has packaging which is colour coded blue. It is almost the circumference of a 5c piece and is used in very powerful hearing aids and cochlear implants. As such it is unlikely that you'll ever use this type of hearing aid battery.
How long do hearing aid batteries last?
Hearing aid batteries vary quite a bit where their usable life is concerned (see more hearing facts). They all have a shelf life of about 2 years if the sticker is still attached, but once you start using them a variety of factors that influence their life. As a general rule of thumb, the smaller the hearing aid battery the less its life. The larger the hearing loss, the more drain on the battery and thus the less life you get from it. Modern hearing aid features such as wireless hearing aid technology also drains a fair bit more current from hearing aid batteries than a non-wireless hearing aid would.
For instance a size 10 hearing aid battery would last about 3 or 4 days in most hearing aids if used consistently. They are generally rated at around 80 or 90 hours of use for an average loss. Size 312 hearing aid batteries generally last about 1 week on average when used 10 to 15 hours a day. Size 13 batteries can last two to three weeks and size 675 batteries can last as little as 3 days in a high current device such as a cochlear implant or up to 4 weeks in a power hearing aid. Your audiologist should be able to advise you if the lifespan you are getting from your hearing aid batteries are normal or not.
Are some brands better than others?
Hearing aid batteries come from various companies in various countries and as such there is a great variance in their performance. Some of the best hearing aid battery brands out there include Rayovac, Varta (many manufacturers rebrands Varta as their own brand) and PowerOne.
How do I store my hearing aid batteries for best shelf life?
Hearing aid batteries have a shelf life of about two years and the expiry date is usually printed on the packaging. The best way to store them is in a cool, dry environment, out of direct sunlight. Generally the back of a drawer or cupboard is suitable.
Are there any special tips to extend the time I get out of my hearing aid batteries?
Most hearing aid batteries available today are Zinc Air Batteries, which are safer but more variable than the old and dangerous Mercury based hearing aid batteries. All Zinc Air hearing aid batteries have a sticker attached to the flat (positive) side, which once removed reveals a few holes on the back of the battery. Once the sticker is removed, air can flow into the hearing aid battery and activate the battery by mixing with the zinc inside the battery.
To ensure you get the best life out of the battery you need avoid touching the flat side of the hearing aid battery and allow at least two or three minutes “breathing time” before putting the battery in the hearing aid. Also make sure you disconnect the battery from the hearing aid when the hearing aid is not in use.
Rechargeable Hearing Aids in Perth and Sydney
What about rechargeable hearing aids?
Many people like the idea of rechargeable hearing aids and as such there are a couple of hearing aid manufacturers such as Siemens and GN Resound who produce hearing aids that use rechargeable hearing aid batteries. There are a few pros and cons you need to be aware of before deciding to buy rechargeable hearing aids in Perth or Sydney, based on the fact that they are rechargeable.
•Rechargeable hearing aids are convenient as you generally place the whole hearing aid in a charging unit, which turns the aid off for you before charging. So clip the hearing aid into the recharger and off you go.
•Less need to replace batteries as rechargeable hearing aid batteries need replacing once every 6 months, compared to a few days or weeks for normal hearing aid batteries.
•Rechargeable hearing aids last only about 8 hours with a brand new battery before needing charge, which is less than the 10 to 15 hours per day, which many people use modern hearing aids for. So you might need to revert to a normal hearing aid battery if you have used your rechargeable hearing aid battery during the day and wish to use your hearing aid for an evening function as well.
•Rechargeable hearing aid batteries lose about half their power gradually over 6 months. So when the time comes to replace a rechargeable hearing aid battery, it will only be lasting you about 4 hours per day!
•Rechargeable hearing aid batteries cost a LOT more than normal hearing aid batteries. A set of rechargeable hearing aid batteries retail for about $60 a set and up to $600 for the charger. Traditional hearing batteries cost as little as $45 for a box of 60, which is about one to two year's worth per hearing aid and does not need an expensive charger.
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