Hearing aid accessories: A guide for the hearing impaired

For those with hearing loss, hearing aids are a true blessing, but the right accessories can make all the difference in making everyday life even easier. Learn more about hearing aid accessories that can help you get the most out of your hearing instruments.

Why are accessories for hearing aids important?

Hearing aids are small technological marvels that make it possible to better perceive sounds and conversations. But hearing aid accessories complement these hearing aids and make everyday life easier for the hearing impaired in many ways. Here are some reasons why hearing aid accessories are so important:

Advanced features:
Accessories such as remote controls and special microphones can extend the functions of your hearing aids and help you hear better in different situations.

Products such as charging stations and batteries ensure that your hearing aids are always ready for use.

Care and maintenance:
Cleaning products and screens help keep your hearing aids clean and well maintained, extending their life.

What hearing aid accessories are available?

There are a variety of accessories available for hearing aids. Some of the most important products you should consider are:

Hearing aid batteries:

Most hearing aids require special batteries, which are available in different sizes. Be sure to choose the right size for your hearing aid.

Charging stations:

Charging stations are essential for rechargeable hearing aids. They ensure that your hearing aids are charged at night and ready for use during the day.

Remote controls:

Remote controls allow you to conveniently change the volume and other settings of your hearing aids without having to remove them from your ear.


Special microphones can help to better understand speech in noisy environments or facilitate hearing over distances.

Hearing protection:

If you work or live in noisy environments, hearing protection is essential to protect your hearing.

Cleaning products:

Regular cleaning is important to ensure the smooth functioning of your hearing aids. There are special cleaning agents and brushes for hearing aids.


These small rubber caps protect the hearing aid from dirt and moisture.

Where to buy hearing aid accessories?

Accessories for hearing aids can be ordered in specialist hearing aid stores, online in special stores for hearing aids or directly from the manufacturers of the hearing aids. Some products, such as batteries and hearing protection, can also be found in pharmacies or drugstores.

What accessories do I need for my hearing aid?

The type of accessories you need for your hearing aid will depend on several factors, including the type of hearing aid, your lifestyle, and your individual needs. Some general guidelines:

All hearing aid users:
All hearing aid users should have cleaning products and screens to keep their hearing aids clean and well maintained.

Rechargeable hearing aids:
If you have rechargeable hearing aids, you will need a charging station. If your hearing aids use a standard battery, you should always have a spare battery with you.

Active lifestyle:
If you have an active lifestyle and are often in noisy environments, you should invest in hearing protection and possibly a special microphone.

Television and music:
If you enjoy watching TV or listening to music, you can benefit from special connecting devices that send the sound directly to your hearing aids.
TV hearing amplifiers such as the OSKAR from faller audio also offer many advantages, which we will discuss below.

Here are some special accessories that may be helpful depending on your needs:

For television

Some hearing aids can be connected directly to the TV so that the sound is transmitted directly into the hearing aids. The disadvantage: As a rule, all sounds are transmitted at the same volume, i.e. including background noise or music, which is why dialogues and other speech contributions in particular often fall by the wayside.

The TV hearing amplifier OSKAR from faller audio offers the solution for watching TV with hearing loss. The wireless speaker has special speech optimization technology that makes dialogue easier to understand: the perfect complement to your hearing aid.

Find out more about the TV sound processor OSKAR now

For the phone

Many modern hearing aids can connect to the phone via Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive calls directly through your hearing aids. If your hearing aids do not have this feature, there are special Bluetooth adapters.

Some manufacturers offer apps that allow you to use your smartphone as a remote control for your hearing aids.