How To Change A RIC (Receiver-in-Canal) Hearing Aid Battery

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How To Change A RIC (Receiver-in-Canal) Hearing Aid Battery

Dr. Lacey C. Brooks, Audiologist at Hearing Aid Express is showing how to properly change a RIC (Receiver-in-Canal) hearing aid battery.

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Full Video Transcription:

Hi. Today we are going to be showing you how to change batteries. I have for you a Receiver-In-The-Ear or Receiver-In-The-Canal hearing instrument and we are going to change the battery in this particular instrument today. Now, there’s various different types of hearing aids and the way that you change the battery will vary depending on what style but for today we are going to do the Receiver in the Canal.

Now, it’s important to note with batteries, they are no longer Mercury, they are Zinc-air. What you are going to do is you are going to open up the little back, turn the wheel, a battery will come out. There is a sticker that’s on the back of the battery. It’s important to peel off the sticker and let it sit for about a minute to a minute and a half to fully activate the battery.

Again this is Zinc-air and that air is activating it. Okay, once we’ve let it sit there about a minute and a half, you are going to open up the battery door and typically these hearing aids have a battery door that swing towards the interior portion of the hearing aid.

There is a positive side that is a flat side on the battery and there is a negative side, which is a beveled side on the battery. The beveled side or the negative side goes down and the positive side or the flat side goes up. Once it’s placed completely flash within the battery door, you close your hearing aid and you are ready to go. For all of your battery needs, you can go to our website at


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