A hearing aid feature that is growing in popularity is the option for rechargeable battery hearing aids. Not only is this a more environmentally friendly approach to powering your hearing aids. But it can also be a great convenience factor- not having to replace batteries every week or two.
Rechargeable hearing aids come with a docking standing to plug the hearing aids into at night, and by morning the hearing aids are charged and ready to go for the day.
Who can benefit from rechargeable hearing aids?
For people who have dexterity problems, vision problems, or if you just plain struggle to change a little battery the size of a pea, rechargeable can be a great option.
Most rechargeable will last for roughly 1 year and then will need to be replaced. You may find it much more convenient to change once a year instead of once a week!
What to remember when using rechargeable
Most rechargeable hearing aids need to be charged every day in order for the batteries to stay charged. The batteries can last more than a day but if they are not charged every day they can become depleted and will take a couple weeks of wearing and charging to get batteries back to their full charge.
Most chargers require general maintenance – making sure the contact points stay clean and clean. Some chargers even require updates which your clinician can assist you with.
Some rechargeable hearing aids can have their batteries swapped out for disposable batteries. This means if you are traveling and don’t want to bring your charger with you, you can bring some disposable batteries to use. Just remember to keep your rechargeable batteries at home in a safe, cool, dark spot.