Must-have hearing aid accessories
All hearing aids require a power source to function. Unless you have rechargeable hearing aids, you’re going to need an ongoing supply of disposable hearing aid “button” batteries.
Hearing aid batteries are available in four different sizes. From smallest to largest, these are 10, 312, 13 and 675. Your hearing aids will run on one of these specific types of batteries, and your hearing care provider will usually provide a small number of batteries to get you started. Batteries use a standardized colour-coding system to help ensure you get the right type.
- Size 10 batteries – yellow
- Size 312 batteries – brown
- Size 13 batteries – orange
- Size 675 batteries – blue
2. Cleaning tools
Regular cleaning, along with routine maintenance from your hearing care provider will keep your hearing aids working reliably and will extend their useful life. These are the most common tools to use for everyday cleaning.
3. Hearing aid dryer/dehumidifier:
If you perspire heavily, live in a humid climate or enjoy lots of outdoor activity that might expose your hearing aids to damaging moisture, these accessories can help.
Basic dehumidifiers use a desiccant to draw out moisture overnight. The desiccant will last a long time with regular reactivation. Some desiccants are contained in a soft pouch that can be reactivated in the microwave oven for about 1 minute. Others are housed in a metal tin that can be placed in an oven heated to 325° for about 30 minutes. The more sophisticated hearing aid dry box is a small electronic device that uses UV light to dry and sanitize hearing aids overnight.
4. Assistive listening devices:
When you’re in a challenging listening situation, like in meetings, speaking to people while driving or at a busy restaurant, our wireless accessories will help you hear and understand your surroundings. We even have an accessory that lets you stream TV right to your hearing aids – while everyone around you listens at a level that works for them. These accessories can help your hearing aids work better in very specialized listening environments like classrooms, lecture halls, music venues and theatres. Some work with your home telephone to make conversations easier and still others can vibrate to wake you in the morning or alert you when someone is at your door.
5. Carrying case
If you’re a fan of swimming or other outdoor activities, you may need to occasionally remove your hearing aids when out and about. Waterproof, shatterproof carrying cases, such as the AidKeeper, can be a great idea to keep your hearing aids safe and dry.
The eCharger device recharges the battery in a hearing aid in just 6 hours. Simply place the hearing aid in the eCharger device overnight and the battery is recharged – no more fiddling around with little batteries on a weekly basis. The eCharger is a sustainable power solution for the rechargeable hearing aid models.
7. Hearing aid replacement parts
Rely on us for replacement parts for Starkey, Phonak, Widex, Signia, Oicon, WS Audiology ( Siemens)and Oticon hearing aids. Hearing aid replacement parts include tubing, ear hooks, ear domes, battery doors, and other components.
8. Ear molds
For certain hearing aid models, ear molds can be extremely useful. We’ll take an impression of your outer ear canal and send it to a respected laboratory, which creates a mold from the impression. Ear molds are particularly useful if you have dexterity issues or if you are frequently in loud environments (such as a shooting range or construction site) and wear advanced ear plugs for hearing protection.
9. Electronic hearing protection
Electronic hearing protection is a complete line of 100% digital products that both enhance environmental awareness while also instantly and automatically protecting your ears from loud noises like gun blasts, engines or industrial equipment and tools. Talk to our hearing care professional to find out if you could benefit from it.