Rechargeable Hearing Aids
In recent years, we’ve seen battery technology skyrocket. The lithium-ion battery has been put to work in everything from smartphones to automobiles, and hearing aids are taking advantage of all they have to offer, as well. Just about every hearing aid manufacturer now has a rechargeable option, and it is quickly becoming not the exception but the norm.
Just like you plug in your smartphone at night, you can place your hearing aids into their charger and they’ll be ready for you in the morning. This is good news for those who don’t like fumbling with battery compartments, and has the added benefit of creating one less place for moisture to enter a hearing aid unit where it could cause trouble.
At Lifestyle Hearing Solutions, we offer rechargeable options from every manufacturer we carry. Battery life is typically in the 24–30 hour range (Signia’s Motion X leads the industry in battery life, offering up to 61 hours on a single charge), and some companies such as Signia and ReSound offer premium chargers with batteries of their own that will allow you to charge your hearing aids up to three times without visiting a power outlet. These options are perfect for frequent travellers. As an added bonus, you no longer need to worry about bringing extra hearing aid batteries wherever you go—your rechargeable batteries will last 4–5 years in your hearing aids.
The Benefits of Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries
Most manufacturers recommend that, as a nightly practice, you remove the batteries from your hearing aids and leave the battery door open so the compartment can dry out. Then, you have to keep batteries on hand to replace them when they die. It’s one extra thing to think about with your hearing aids, not to mention having to keep track of tiny extra batteries while traveling.
Rechargeable batteries are much simpler to live with. Simply place your hearing aids on their charging station each night and you’ll be charged and ready again after about 3 hours. The battery compartment is sealed so you never need to worry about moisture getting in, and you never need to open your hearing aids. Signia Styletto hearing aids come with a charge-on-the-go case, so you’re ready to charge wherever you are when you’re not using your hearing aids.
Better For The Environment
Traditional hearing aid batteries last about a week, and that adds up to 52 batteries per year. All of those end up in a landfill somewhere! The lithium-ion batteries used in rechargeable hearing aids will last 4–5 years with daily use, and are recyclable at the end of their life. That helps to preserve the environment for the next generation, while decreasing your battery budget. It’s a win–win!
There’s never a good time to lose power in your hearing aids. With enough power for a full day’s worth of hearing support, rechargeables mean you’ll never need to carry spare batteries, or wait with baited breath for your batteries to die at an inopportune moment. You’ll start every day knowing you’ve got all the power you need to get through to the end, even when employing Bluetooth connectivity.
Rechargeable Wireless Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are becoming more and more integrated with the other electronic devices we use on a daily basis. Wireless connectivity to smartphones, music players, TVs and more is quickly becoming something we take for granted in the hearing aid market. New Bluetooth protocols allow for lower battery drain than previous generations, but the toll is still significant on traditional batteries. With rechargeables, even when connected you can be sure to have a full day’s worth of power, and by recharging every night you’ll know you’re ready for the next. Plus, you’ll never need to struggle with a battery compartment door ever again!
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