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Hearing Aid Battery Q & A

Hearing aid batteries come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and can affect the performance of your hearing instruments. Avada batteries are of the highest quality, guaranteed to be fresh for long-lasting life. Below are some common questions and answers about hearing aid batteries, generic sizes, warnings and ordering information.

What are some tips on how to care for hearing aid batteries?

  • Don't remove the batteries from the pack until you are ready to use them.
  • Store batteries at room temperature.
  • Use a battery keychain caddy to carry spare emergency batteries
  • Don't dispose of batteries in fire.
  • Don't try to recharge a hearing aid battery.
  • When your hearing aid is not in use, open the door to the battery compartment. This minimizes battery drain and helps prevent moisture buildup.

What does "remove tab to activate" mean?

When you remove the battery from the package there is a paper tab across the battery. When you remove this tab, it allows air to penetrate the battery and activate it.

How do I test hearing aid batteries?

Battery testers are available from your Avada clinician. The easiest way to test a hearing aid battery is to use a hearing aid tester. Another quick way to test a battery is to insert it inside the hearing device, and cup the product in your hand. You should hear a slight whistle (feedback) if the hearing instrument is working properly.

How often do I need to change the batteries in my hearing aids?

Battery life depends on several factors. The amount of amplification, the size of the battery and how often you are wearing the device all factor into the the longevity of any hearing aid battery. You should remember to turn the device off at night to preserve battery life.

Are all hearing aid batteries the same?

No. Some batteries have much less power reserve than others. Avada only uses the premier battery with the longest life.

How do I get free batteries?

To promote the professional care at Avada, we invite anyone owning other brands to stop in and have a complimentary clean and check of your hearing device. While there, if possible we'll check the settings of your device and offer free adjustments. With this service, we'll give you a fresh package of our premier batteries so you can see the Avada difference.

Hearing Aid Battery Comparison Chart
Common Name Other Names Milliamp Hours
5 AC5 33
10 Yellow Tab 91
13 Orange Tab - 26 280
312 Brown Tab 160
675 Blue Tab 600

How to Use This Chart.

From your technical data chart on your particular device, find your "Battery Drain" number, it is displayed in milliamp Hours (mAh). Look at your battery type and index your mAh to determine the average number of hours your hearing aid battery should provide. Note, many factors, such as your volume setting and background noise can affect your actual number of hours.

Battery Drain Chart
Battery Drain 675 13 312 10 5
.2 mAh 3000 1275 650 350 175 
.3 mAh 2000 850 433 233 1175 
.4 mAh 1500 637 325 175 87 
.5 mAh 1200 510 260 140 70 
.6 mAh 1000 425 217 117 58 
.7 mAh 857 364 186 100 50 
.8 mAh 750 319 163 88 44 
.9 mAh 667 283 144 78 39 
1.0 mAh 600 255 130 70 35 
1.2 mAh 500 212 108 58 29 
1.4 mAh 439 182 93 50 25 
1.6 mAh 375 159 81 44 22 
1.8 mAh 333 142 72 39 19