I went to an emergency room in April with a feeding tube problem and ended up being hospitalized for about three days. During this time, my hearing aid battery died and the hospital refused to provide a new one or even allow me to walk across a parking lot and buy a pack for myself. Does anyone know if it is standard policy for hospitals to not keep a stock of hearing aid batteries for patients? Have you ever been in a hospital when your hearing aid battery died? Thanks in advance for any responses.