Many new hearing aids now come with a rechargeable battery. Rechargeable batteries are just as common today as other popular features, like smartphone compatibility, tinnitus therapy and water resistance. Many hearing aid users, especially those with a busy lifestyle, find that having a rechargeable hearing aid makes it easier to use their hearing aids and enjoy conversation throughout the day. After all, charging your hearing aids at night is no different than plugging in a laptop or cell phone.
There are many reasons why people prefer rechargeable hearing aids over those with traditional disposable batteries. For starters, patients like not having to change the batteries as often, if they have to at all. While there are a few different types of rechargeable batteries out there, most of them are designed to last several years at a time. As a result, there are fewer last-minute trips to the store to purchase batteries and less time spent worrying about whether or not you packed a spare set in your bag.
Fully rechargeable hearing aids also make a big difference in terms of battery life. When it comes to rechargeable options, how long do hearing aid batteries last? The battery can typically deliver 20 hours or more of operation on a single charge. That means people can put them in, leave the house and enjoy a full day before thinking about them again. If you’ve ever had hearing aids with disposable batteries, then you’re probably familiar with how quickly and unexpectedly the power can run out sometimes. But as long as a rechargeable battery is 100% charged, that does not become an issue.
Finally, individuals with reduced vision or hand dexterity are particularly drawn to rechargeable hearing aids. That’s because tiny disposable batteries can be difficult to handle, especially the small size 10s. For these hearing aid users, a rechargeable battery can sometimes be more of a necessity than it is a convenience.
With easy charging and long-lasting performance, rechargeable hearing aids help you never miss a beat during the day. At night, you can just put the hearing aids on the charging station or dock. Some models only take a few hours to fully charge. So by the time you wake up, they’ll be ready to go. Plus, some offer a portable charging station that you can take with you if you plan to be out and about all day.
Hearing aids with advanced technology features, like rechargeable batteries, help facilitate fluid, effective communication for millions of people. Behind-the-ear (BTE) rechargeable devices are available in both child and adult sizes and come with all the same capabilities as options with standard batteries. If you’re interested in trying out a rechargeable device, be sure to ask about this feature the next time you’re in the market for a new hearing aid.
At Karla J Floyd Audiology we can talk to you about your different hearing aid options at your next appointment. Schedule yours today!