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Hearing Aid Batteries

Absolute Audio is a great place for hearing aid users to stock up on extra batteries. Hearing aid batteries are easy to identify by color or size. There are four main colors/sizes to choose from and they each have specific features that make them unique. Based on the type of hearing aid used, batteries with the most effectiveness are chosen. That means certain brands will favor one battery type over another, with a lot of overlap between the different series. 

Zinc air

Zinc air is the most common type of hearing aid battery and is available in yellow, brown, orange and blue. There is a small tab on the battery that needs to be pulled before it is active. Once the tab is pulled, the battery activates by pulling in air from the small holes that were previously covered. Users should wait one minute before using the batteries so that they get fully charged from the outside environment. There is no way to replace the tab once it’s removed, so users should be prepared to install the battery after the one minute is up. 

Alternative battery options

The high disposal rate of hearing aid batteries has led to rechargeable options or mercury free zinc batteries. Mercury free zinc air batteries are equal in performance to standard zinc air. However, the added benefit of being green is a plus for many users, while also being a legal requirement in some countries. Mercury free zinc air is developed with modern hearing aids in mind. They are thoroughly tested for use with wireless features, making them more than capable of handling heavy loads. 

To get rid of battery disposal, rechargeable batteries are the third alternative. They are also a great choice for hearing aid users that want to stay away from constantly changing depleted batteries. Rechargeable batteries are reenergized by placing them in a charging station appropriate for the hearing aid model. It can take hundreds of charges over the lifetime of the device without needing to be replaced.