The design of rechargeable hearing aids creates several benefits including convenience and reliability. With regular disposable batteries, you have to remove them from your hearing aid before bedtime or overnight for fear that they will run out in the middle of the night.
Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Modern hearing aids are powered by either one or two types of batteries – disposable “button” batteries or rechargeable batteries. While disposable batteries are still the more common option, hearing aid manufacturers and consumers are now looking into rechargeable hearing aids.
Long shelf life
Current generations of rechargeable hearing aids, specifically those with lithium ion batteries can hold a charge for up to 30 hours. These models can last for approximately five years before needing replacement.
Because you don’t have to remove the batteries from your hearing aids like in traditional models, rechargeable hearing aids make it easier for those who need their devices on the go. In addition, since they’re already charged and ready-to-go when needed, these units are more convenient than changing a battery.
No risk of corrosion or leakage
With disposable batteries, there is always a chance that one will leak acid onto the delicate electronics inside your hearing aid with damaging results. There is no reason for this occurrence with rechargeable ion button cells which eliminate this concern altogether.
Safer for kids
Disposable button batteries can pose a risk to animals and children if accidentally ingested. With rechargeable hearing aids, accidental ingestion is less likely to happen due to its sealed feature.
Similar to using smartphones, these hearing aids use less electricity and reduce the amount of waste because they have reusable batteries.
Noise reduction technology improves performance
Rechargeable hearing aid features noise reduction circuitry that cuts down on background noises so you can better hear what’s being said in a group setting. This is especially helpful for people with age related or nerve damage conditions who struggle with understanding conversations in a noisy environment.
Quality of sound
The sound is just as good if not better than traditional disposable batteries due to its digital signal processing feature which enhances clarity.
Easier to handle
Rechargeable hearing aids are recommended for people with dexterity issues. If you want to break free from constantly buying and changing batteries, rechargeable hearing aids are the better choice. Disposable batteries from traditional hearing aids tend to be really tiny and in some cases, even the packaging can be difficult to manipulate. With rechargeable hearing aids, there’s no need to worry about handling and replacing tiny batteries.
Increasing Popularity of Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Rechargeable hearing aids are expected to be more popular in the coming years as sound quality, cosmetic appeal, battery efficiency and interchangeability continue to improve.
No single model of rechargeable hearing aid that stands out over all others. Different people prefer different features such as sound quality or battery life so it’s important to consider your specific needs before making a purchase decision.