It has been almost five years since Phonak broke the mould and introduced the first hearing aid with an integrated lithium-ion rechargeable battery. This impressive leap for hearing aid technology was thanks to ongoing improvements dedicated to increasing battery life. These improvements have resulted in rechargeable hearing aids being one of the most sought-after devices on the market today.
The benefits of rechargeable hearing aids:
2) Easy To Use
3) Environmentally Friendly
4) One-Charge Per Day
Although rechargeable hearing aids typically cost more that hearing aids that use disposable batteries there are some advantages for your wallet you might not have considered. Disposable batteries need to be replaced regularly, depending on the amount of power your hearing aids require you might find yourself replacing batteries more often than you thought. The typical disposable battery lasts about 3-4 days.
Ease of Use
Today’s hearing aids are designed to be sleek, minimal devices that fit easily into your life. These small devices require a certain amount of careful handling and dexterity. Some people can find it a frustrating experience trying to change these tiny batteries. Rechargeable hearing aids with built-in batteries eliminate this challenge. You simply pop your hearing aids into their charging case at night when you go to bed and wake up to a pair of fully charged hearing aids ready to take on the day.
More than ever we are concerned with the impact we have on the planet. Disposable batteries only last a few days and require frequent recycling. The rechargeable batteries in today’s hearing aids now last several years, making them a winner in the environment stakes.
One Charge Per Day
Until recently rechargeable batteries failed to meet the one charge per day standard consumers had come to expect from their devices. Earlier batteries were based on nickel metal hydride technology which resulted in a shorter lifespan and less stable power output. The new lithium-ion batteries impressively last all day, making an overnight charge highly convenient.
No one wants to be laden down with spare packs of batteries everywhere you go making rechargeable hearing aids an ideal solution. However, be sure you don’t forget to place the devices in the charger at night so they are ready for the following day.
Some of our top rechargeable hearing aids are:
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