Why You Should Update to Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Why You Should Update to Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Matt DearingHearing Aid Technology, Hearing Aids

Is the hype around rechargeable hearing aids justified? In a nutshell, yes.

As a hearing aid user, you’ve likely gone through several batteries over the years. Disposable batteries are tiny and only last briefly before being depleted and thrown. Consequently, hearing aid users typically go through hundreds of them throughout the lifespan of their device.

Thankfully, you are not restricted to utilizing disposable zinc-air batteries. Rechargeable hearing aids are not a brand-new technical innovation, but they are quickly becoming the norm in the hearing aid industry. The catalyst? The introduction of lithium-ion technology, the first rechargeable battery with 24-hour battery life.

According to a recent survey, rechargeability is an essential feature for almost seven out of 10 hearing aid users. It comes as no surprise when you consider the advantages of rechargeable batteries. Here are some of the most convincing reasons why rechargeable hearing aids might be ideal for you.

There are no extra expenses.

Disposable batteries alone might cost up to $100 per year for hearing aid users. You must also devote time and money to drive down to the store to get them. You also might spend more on disposable batteries each year if you use your hearing aids to stream information and make phone calls regularly.

Rechargeable hearing aids remove the need for multiple spurchases or pharmacy visits. The hearing aid comes with rechargeable batteries that may be used for the remainder of the device’s life.

Never run out of power.

Charging your batteries at night, like charging your phone and brushing your teeth, will become second nature. With the 24-hour power of lithium-ion batteries, you’ll seldom be without electricity while you’re out and about.

With disposable batteries, this is not an option. Because it is hard to forecast how long the zinc-air battery will last, the charge might run out at inappropriate periods (even though there is no convenient time for a hearing aid battery to run out). And if you neglect to carry a backup supply, the remainder of your day will be even more difficult.

They are appropriate for usage in colder climates.

Zinc-air batteries might encounter issues in cold temperatures. Because of the cold weather, your batteries may lose charge more rapidly, lowering the power of your hearing aids and perhaps creating sound quality concerns.

Because they do not have the same problems as conventional hearing aids, lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids are becoming more popular in cold locations. Lithium-ion batteries have little to no charge loss in freezing conditions, making them more efficient than disposable batteries. They are as effective in colder climates as they are in warmer ones.

The ecologically friendly alternative

Documentaries and news stories have lately shed light on the products we use and trash and what we can do to reduce the amount of garbage we send to landfills. On the other hand, hearing aid users go through hundreds of batteries throughout their lifespan. Furthermore, if batteries are not properly disposed of, they may wreak havoc on rivers, lakes, and water systems.

On the other hand, a single lithium-ion battery lasts almost the whole time you use your hearing aid, making it a far more environmentally responsible solution.

They are more suitable for senior users.

For many older adults wearing hearing aids, replacing batteries is one of the most inconvenient tasks. Accessing the battery door on a hearing aid if you have trouble with dexterity could be difficult. Hearing aid batteries are also quickly dropped and lost, presenting a danger to small children or dogs that come into contact with them.

The good news is that rechargeable hearing aids solve these problems altogether. Plug them in at the end of the night, and you’ll wake up with fully charged hearing aids.

Are you ready for the rechargeable revolution?

Do you want to replace your existing hearing aids with rechargeable ones? If you want to learn more, give us a call! We are pleased to provide rechargeable hearing aids from the leading hearing aid manufacturers, and we will work with you to determine which model is best for you.

Why not contact us now to schedule an appointment?