Batteries

Batteries are free for South Tees audiology hearing aid users and can be collected at the following places:

Middlesbrough

  • Cleveland Health Centre, Middlesbrough
  • Fabian Road Health Centre, Eston
  • ­ The James Cook University Hospital

Redcar and Cleveland

  • East Cleveland Hospital Reception, Brotton
  • Guisborough Hospital
  • Huntcliff Surgery, Saltburn
  • Redcar Primary Care Hospital
  • Saltscar Surgery, Redcar

North Yorkshire

  • Bedale Health Centre
  • Friarage Hospital Outpatients
  • Great Ayton Surgery
  • Harewood Medical Practice, Catterick Garrison
  • Hutton Rudby Surgery
  • Leyburn Health Centre
  • Richmond Health Centre
  • Stokesley Health Centre
  • The Friary, Richmond
  • Thirsk Health Centre

Stockton on Tees & Durham

  • Lawson Street Medical Centre, Stockton
  • Norton Medical Centre, Norton
  • Queensway Medical Centre Reception, Billingham
  • Sedgefield Community Hospital, Sedgefield
  • Sunningdale Health Centre, Eaglescliffe
  • Thornaby Health Centre, Thornaby

Please bring your battery card or brown book when collecting batteries as you will not be given batteries without.

Batteries can be collected by relatives or friends if they show the patient’s battery card/brown book.

Different types of batteries

At the South Tees we issue different models of hearing aids, and therefore different batteries are needed depending on the model. Please make sure you know which batteries you need and receive the correct batteries from the issuing centres. We currently have three different sizes:

Three types of batteries - orange 13, blue 675 and brown 312

How to change batteries in your hearing aid

Click on the links to find out how to change batteries for the two styles of hearing aids that we offer:

If you struggle to insert your hearing aid batteries the cleaning brush magnet may help you.

The magnet will only pick up the battery on one side, ensuring that you place the battery into the hearing aid correctly. Please see the pictures below:

Hearing aid, magnet and battery - magnet will only pick up the battery on one side

Magnet places battery into the hearing aid correctly