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Title: Mercury Hearing Aid Batterries
Post by: Rene T on October 11, 2017, 12:33:20 PM
I just purchased new batteries and realized after I received them that they were mercury free.  After seeing that, I went back to Amazon and found that I could get them either way for about the same price. Are they any weaker or stronger than the standard battery?
Title: Re: Mercury Hearing Aid Batterries
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on October 12, 2017, 04:42:06 PM
I thought most all batteries were mercury free these days. Even my local landfill has discontinued its separate recycling for small batteries - they say there isn't enough mercury in any of them to worry about. And probably hasn't been since about 2004.

Read about mercury in batteries at:
http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/factsheets/batteries.cfm (http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/imerc/factsheets/batteries.cfm)

I'd say buy whatever works...
Title: Re: Mercury Hearing Aid Batterries
Post by: Rene T on October 12, 2017, 04:49:38 PM
Thanks Gary.
Title: Re: Mercury Hearing Aid Batterries
Post by: Utclmjmpr on October 12, 2017, 07:00:19 PM
 You may find the mercs are not available at most outlets,, they went the way of the dodo years ago.>>>Dan
Title: Re: Mercury Hearing Aid Batterries
Post by: NY_Dutch on October 12, 2017, 07:11:54 PM
I just checked my recently purchased Duracell Activair hearing aid batteries, and they have both the "Hg" and "Pb" mercury and lead symbols on the package. The expiration date is in 2021, so I expect they're reasonably current production.
Title: Re: Mercury Hearing Aid Batterries
Post by: Rene T on October 12, 2017, 07:53:23 PM
Here are the two types:

https://www.amazon.com/Power-MERCURY-Hearing-Batteries-batteries/dp/B006Z921ES/ref=sr_1_10_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1507855847&sr=8-10&keywords=battery+312+hearing+aid

https://www.amazon.com/Power-p312-Hearing-Battery-Packs/dp/B001FNW09U/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1507856086&sr=8-2&keywords=312+hearing+aid+battery