Size 5 Hearing Aid Batteries
Size 5 hearing aid batteries are hard to find these days. That is because Panasonic, the world’s biggest battery maker, is also the only manufacturer of size 5 zinc air hearing aid batteries.
Energizer has marked the size 5 battery as discontinued.
The size 5 batteries replace these battery models: 5A, 5AE, 5SA, 5UP, B7PA, ME5Z, PR5, PR521, PR5H, R5ZA, S5A, and ZA5.
Size 5 battery microbattery dimensions:
5.8 mm × 2.5 mm = 0.228 inches x 0.098 inches
How does the Size 5 battery compare to other hearing aid batteries
Here is a visual guide on battery sizes and how the Size 5 battery compares t the other sizes:.
Size 5 battery manufacturers
Panasonic is the only remaining maker of the size 5 battery. Energizer has discontinued it.
Identifying Size 5 batteries
Each type of hearing aid battery has a unique color tab that is removed to activate the battery. Size 5 batteries have a red tab.
How long do Size 5 batteries last?
Size 5 batteries last less than 5 days.
Compare that to:
Size 10 batteries last on average 3-5 days.
Size 312 batteries last on average 5-7 days.
Size 13 batteries last on average 7-10 days.
Size 675 batteries last on average 10-14 days and in some cases up to 21 days.
History of the Size 5 hearing aid battery
The No. 5 zinc-air hearing aid battery became available around 1995. It was introduced with the CIC hearing aids (completely-in-the-canal).
What are other names for the Size 5 hearing aid battery?
There were a number of different size 5 battery brands. Each one had letters around the number 5. They included:
They are interchangeable in hearing aids that use Size 5 zinc air batteries.