How do you dispose of hearing aid batteries?
When you replace your hearing aid batteries, you will need to safely dispose of used batteries. In some places it is actually against the law to just throw away used batteries in the garbage. When you remove used batteries from the hearing aids, we recommend keeping them in some kind of sealed container. That way they won’t get lost or eaten by pets or children.
When you need to pick up a new pack of batteries, you can bring them to our clinic. We accept old batteries as part of our recycling program to ensure they are disposed of in a safe and eco-friendly manner.
Where can I donate hearing aid batteries?
We occasionally have people who ask about donating unused hearing aid batteries. It could be because they no longer use their hearing aids, or have a loved one who passed away. Our clinics do accept hearing aid batteries as donations, which we will provide to clients who need them.
Can you take hearing aid batteries on a plane?
You can safely fly with hearing aids and hearing aid batteries. However, there are some useful tips you should follow that will make your life a lot easier.
Call or check with the airport security agency of the country you are traveling to so you can see their current rules.
Make sure you pack your batteries somewhere safe and contained so they don’t touch other metal objects like keys or coins.
Pack extra batteries for your trip, and your charging station if you have rechargeable batteries.
You may be prohibited from flying with lithium ion rechargeable batteries in certain countries. The batteries are allowed as long as they are already in your hearing aids.
Zinc open air batteries are fine to carry in your checked bag.
Inform any airport or customs security of your hearing loss and that you have hearing aid batteries with you.
How much do hearing aid batteries cost?
If you have a service plan with your non-rechargeable hearing aids, we offer a 4-year supply of batteries up to a maximum of 80 disposable cells per year per hearing aid. After the 4-year supply runs out, you will need to purchase batteries.
Each card of size 10/312/13 batteries contains 8 cells which costs $14. Each card of size 675 batteries contains 4 cells which also costs $14. If the client holds a service plan, we apply a 50% discount.