Sonus Hearing Aid Batteries

Sonus hearing aid batteries are typically provides free when you purchase a hearing instrument. The time period that you can receive free batteries depends on which Sonus Solution Package you choose.

Premier Solution: 3-year supply of batteries.

Signature Solution: 2-year supply of batteries.

Advantage Solution: 2-year supply of batteries.

Plus Solution: 1-year supply of batteries.

Questions and Answers

I get a lot of questions on Sonus hearing aid batteries? I will go over some of the most common questions.

Q: What size battery does my hearing aid take?

A: There are four different size hearing aid batteries. Each size battery has a number and color.

Yellow Size 10

Orange Size 13

Brown Size 312

Blue Size 675

Q: Do I have to use Sonus hearing aid batteries in my aid that I purchased at Sonus?

A: No, it's not necessary. You can use other brands. Make sure that the size and color match.

Q: How long to hearing aid batteries last?

A: There are a few factors that determine how long your hearing aid batteries last. Batteries can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. But a general rule of thumb, is about a week.

The Yellow size 10 battery is the smallest so it doesn't last as long. Many of my patients tell me they get 5 or 8 days life from the #10 size.

The Brown size 312 generally lasts 7-10 days.

The Orange size 13 can last from 2-3 weeks or longer.

The Blue size 675 lasts about 3-4 weeks. The #675 battery is pretty large, bigger than some hearing aids, so it can hold a greater charge.

There are other factors that determine the life of Sonus hearing aid batteries.

The more sophisticated or technologically advanced a hearing aid is the shorter the battery life. If you are around a lot of noise, the hearing aid is workingharder to reduce the background noise.

Just a little tidbit of information about battery life. You may have read here at that my oldest daughter Taryn wears hearing aids.

We live in Central Pennsylvania about 25 minutes from Hershey. Every summer my wife and I would take the kids for the day to Hershey Park. It's an amusement park built by Milton Hershey for the employees of Hershey Chocolate Company in 1907 and is now open to the public.

Any way to get to the point. It's a very noisy place. And without fail, every time we would go to Hershey Park, Taryn's hearing aid batteries would die half way through the day and make it very difficult for her to hear and us to communicate with her.

So the moral of the story is: Make sure you always carry spare batteries with you (especially if you will be around a lot noise).

You can help improve the life of your hearing aid batteries by opening the battery door when you are not wearing them. Just simply open the battery door at night when you take them out. This will greatly reduce the drain on the battery and you'll get a few extra days of battery use.

Q: How far in advance can I purchase hearing aid batteries before I use them?

A: Most hearing aid batteries have a shelf life of three or four years. So you can take advantage of buying in bulk. Be sure to check the expiration date on the package.

Q: How much do Sonus hearing aid batteries cost?

A: Sonus publishes on their website that batteries cost about $1.25 each. Sonus Solution Packages provide batteries depending on technology level purchased.

Q: If I refrigerate my batteries will they last longer?

A: This is one of my favorite! I still have to laugh when one of my patients ask me this question. And I hate to tell them that "No, it does NOT increase battery life". Some one actually did a test years ago. I can't remember the company that performed the test. Their findings were that it did not make hearing aid batteries last any longer.

Q: Why is there a little tab on the battery?

A: The little tab is there to keep the battery fresh. Most hearing aid batteries are "Zinc Air". This means that when you remove the tab, the battery is activated by mixing zinc with air. The battery will have a shelf life of about three to four years while the tab remains intact. And "No", you can not deactivate the battery by putting the tab back on. Once the battery is activated, it starts to drain.

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