Indiana Medicaid Hearing Aid Batteries

Hearing Aid Battery Facts


  • Keep track of battery usage to determine the average days your batteries last. 
  • A neat trick, when you pull the tabs off the back of the hearing aid battery, stick the tabs on your appointment calendar, then you have a record of when you changed your hearing aid batteries.
  • Store hearing aid batteries at room temperature.
  • Do not carry hearing aid batteries loose in your pocket or purse.
  • Do not leave hearing aid batteries in your car (intense heat or cold can damage them).

Choosing The Right Hearing Aid Battery

SIZE  10

Size 10 battery demensions

SIZE  312

SIZE  13

SIZE  675

How to Activate Your Hearing Aid Battery For Use

Remove The Hearing Aid Battery Tab. Each hearing aid battery comes with a color-coded tab that corresponds with the battery size. Before the battery can be placed in your hearing aid you will need to remove the tab by peeling gently.

Air Activation. 
 If you can, let your hearing aid battery sit un-tabbed for FIVE MINUTES before placing it into your hearing aid. This step allows air to enter the battery, which is critical for activation. The hearing aid battery is activated when the zinc within mixes with air from the environment.

Hearing Aid Battery Placement. After five minutes have passed and your battery is properly activated, place your hearing aid battery into your hearing aid with the air holes facing up and gently close the door.

You are now ready to enjoy your hearing aids – Enjoy Your Hearing Aids! 


Understanding What Affects Your Hearing Aid Battery


Temperature – As the temperature is reduced, the hearing aid battery voltage is lowered, which can reduce battery life.


Battery Size – As the physical size of the battery decreases, the amount of space for the ingredients needed to power the battery also decreases. Therefore, smaller batteries may have a shorter life.


Degree of Hearing Loss – Increased hearing aid amplification is required with increased hearing loss severity; this results in reduced battery life.


Altitude – Increased altitude results in less oxygen in the air creating lowered voltage and reduced battery life.


Instrumental Differences – Features in today’s hearing aids such as wireless streaming and ear-to-ear communication can reduce battery life by 20-30% based on the frequency of use


Noise – The surrounding noise and volume setting of your hearing aid can both prematurely drain the battery.


Humidity – Batteries can dry out or take on moisture depending on the humidity level. Both outcomes reduce battery life.

Indiana Medicaid Hearing Aid Batteries

Indiana Medicaid provides for covered individuals to be supplied with hearing aid batteries at NO cost to the customer.  Manan Hearing is an approved provider of Indiana Medicaid hearing aid batteries.  To obtain batteries under this coverage, we will need your name and date of birth or your Indiana Medicaid Recipient Identification Number (RID).  Once your coverage is verified, Manan Hearing will supply you with the appropriately sized Indiana Medicaid hearing aid batteries at NO cost to you.

For more information or to order hearing aid batteries or Indiana Medicaid hearing aid batteries, please call 1-800-416-2434.