1. How long will my batteries last?
They will last for up to 3 years if you keep them in the package and don’t use them. Amazing, right?! Oh, you want to hear? Never mind then. Hearing aid batteries typically last about 5 to 7 days, depending on usage. If you use a lot of Bluetooth streaming from your phone to your hearing devices, you may have to replace your batteries sooner. Users that make a lot of phone calls or listen to music through their hearing aids may need to replace their batteries every 2 to 3 days.
2. Are your batteries any good?
We only sell the best, freshest, hand-picked, locally grown, organic, non-GMO batteries. They’re by far the best and most environmentally friendly in the market. Oh, wait! Those are our strawberries.
Our batteries are mercury-free Power One brand zinc air batteries. They’re manufactured in the world’s largest and most up-to-date hearing aid battery plant in Ellwangen, Germany. We provide eco-friendly battery technology, produced under clean room conditions, with an Enhanced Safety & Performance housing coating. Our sizes 13 and 312 are wireless approved for modern hearing aids.
3. What if my batteries arrive dead?
We have never heard of a case where our batteries died during the shipping process, no matter how vigorously your package has been thrown around by our shipping provider. If your batteries appear dead after all, please perform “Hearing Aid Battery CPR” immediately.
Remove the protective tab from the back of the battery and let it take a deep breath. Removing the tab from the back lets the metal surface come in contact with air, which starts the chemical reaction to release the stored energy and power your hearing aids.
If this procedure is not successful and your hearing aids still do not turn on, please take your batteries to the nearest emergency room, where a nurse will be able to assist you.
4. Your batteries are pretty, but what’s actually inside?
You’re totally right. True beauty starts on the inside. Here are the set cards for our four different models:
Size p10 p312 p13 p675 Typical capacity (mAh) 100* 180** 310** 650*** Diameter (g) 5.8 7.9 7.9 11.6 Height (g) 3.6 3.6 5.4 5.4 Weight (g) 0.3 0.58 0.83 1.85
- *3000 Ohms 12h/day to 1.1V at 21°C / 60% r.h
- **1500 Ohms 12h/day to 1.1V at 21°C / 60% r.h.
- ***620 Ohms 12h/day to 1.1V at 21°C / 60% r.h.
5. What if I need more batteries?
Look, with our double order, you receive 24 batteries per month. Even if you change them every other day, you still have 9 cells left that you could lose, give to friends, or include in an art piece. Just don’t eat them or feed them to the dog.
Oh, your dog has hearing aids, too? That’s what you need the hearing aid batteries for? We understand that your dog cannot sign up for his own subscription. In this case, just send Chuck an email to email@example.com and explain to him why you need more batteries. We’re sure he’ll take care of you. But be prepared, we’ll post your story on our website.
6. How do I cancel my membership?
Why would you do that? Are you really sure about that? You want to go to the store again and pick up your batteries yourself? You want to spend up to three times as much for your hearing aid batteries? Ok ok, we get it. Of course, we’ll let you go.
You can cancel your membership at any time in “My Account” without any penalty.
7. Is Chuck single and how can I meet him?
We’re sorry to disappoint you. Chuck is happily married. But you can meet him! Simply schedule an appointment for a free hearing test with Chuck. You can find more information on his website: http://www.hasyssb.com.
8. How should hearing aid batteries be stored?
Ideally, you don’t need to store your hearing aid batteries at all. Chuck will take care of that for you and send you only the best and freshest, vegan, and gluten-free hearing aid batteries for your hearing aids each month. The unused batteries should be stored in a dry and cool location.
In any case, please don’t store your hearing aid batteries in the refrigerator. Zinc air batteries have holes in the top and if you store them in the refrigerator, the holes will allow moisture to get into the battery. This moisture can cause a premature failure of the battery. So, if you want to preserve the life of your hearing aid batteries, keep them out of the refrigerator.
9. How do I dispose of a used hearing aid battery? Are they recyclable?
Our zinc air hearing aid batteries are classified as non-hazardous waste and can be easily disposed. However, with an eye on our environment, Chuck would love to receive the batteries back from you to recycle them. Simply put them in an envelope, put a stamp on it, and send it to 5 Buck Chuck Club, 3463 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. If you don’t want to send them back, Chuck recommends to bring the batteries to a common local collecting point to make sure they can be recycled.
10. How are mercury-free batteries different from standard batteries? How do they compare in performance?
The lifetime for mercury-free zinc air and standard batteries is identical. Mercury-free cells, however, are classified non-hazardous, because there is no mercury added, making these batteries more environmentally friendly. With its high energy density and almost flat drain curve, zinc air batteries also provide perfect characteristics for hearing aids. They are the ideal power supply for hearing aids, including those with digital functionality.
11. What should I do if a hearing aid battery is swallowed?
Hearing aid batteries must be stored out of the reach of small children and pets to prevent them from swallowing a battery. If batteries are ingested, call the 24-hour Button Battery Ingestion Hotline at (202) 625-3333, provide them with the battery type, and seek medical help immediately.
For the 5 Buck Chuck Club batteries see below:
PR312 – 1.45V – Zinc-air Batteries
PR675 – 1.45V – Zinc-air Batteries
PR10 – 1.45V – Zinc-air Batteries
PR13 – 1.45V – Zinc-air Batteries