Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aid Technology, hearing aids by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Laurie Duffy, M.S.

If you have been wearing hearing aids, there is a big chance that you are familiar with buying and replacing batteries regularly. For many, this may just feel like a small chore in exchange for the amazing advantages which hearing aids have to offer, such as improved mood, closer relationships and higher self-esteem.  However, a fairly recent addition to many hearing aids promises to soon become the new standard. Rechargeable hearing aids eliminate the need to carry extra batteries with you everywhere you go, and the need to replace them every couple of days. 

Enjoy Modern Convenience and Innovation

Most hearing aid batteries, depending on the model, last three to ten days. This means that you always have to be prepared to change your batteries. Models with replaceable batteries do give you a warning signal to let you know when it’s getting close to the time. Even so, changing out the battery on these tiny devices created issues for users with vision and dexterity issues. The good news is that lithium-ion technology, rechargeable batteries are designed to be plugged in overnight, much as you would with your Smartphone, to ensure they have ample power to hear throughout your entire day. You’ll be amazed at the relief this can cause; you may have not even noticed it was there. You simply don’t have to worry about bringing extra batteries with you everywhere you go. The benefits are so many that it is likely that this will soon become the standard. Here are a few reasons to be part of the early wave in the use of this technology.

Cost Effective and Eco-friendly

The cost of replacement batteries can amount to about $100 annually and these ultimately end up in the landfill. It can be a burden to dispose of these batteries correctly so they often end up in the trash. Rechargeable batteries can make a positive impact on the environment by lowering the number of single-use batteries. Not only will you not have to worry about the extra cost of batteries but you can relax, knowing your carbon footprint has just a little less. Instead, enjoy knowing that you can recharge your battery as many times as you need and rarely have to even consider replacement.

Be Prepared

Most people who use replaceable hearing aids have had at least one instance where their hearing aid battery unexpectedly died and you weren’t prepared with another one. If you’ve ever been in this situation, you know how stressful it can be. This is especially true when you’ve come to rely on your hearing aids to follow along with conversation and enjoy social interactions. However, with rechargeable batteries, you will most likely not have this issue. Just in case, it’s wise to travel with a charging cord for a quick recharge if you need it.

Better Performance in Cold Weather

Most replaceable batteries are zinc-air which struggle to produce power in colder weather. Due to the lack of moisture and low temperature. This can cause your battery power to drain prematurely, leaving you without your hearing aids in the cold. However, the chemical compounds used in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries suffer only a nominal amount of power loss in the cold, making them a smart choice for the winter season.

More Accessible for Older Users

One in three people over the age of 65 and half of those over 75, suffer from hearing loss. This means that many people who need or use hearing aids are of a senior demographic. Hearing aids can be very small and replacing the tiny batteries can be quite a hassle for older hands. Dexterity issues are a major concern. Memory issues can also come into play if you are caring for a senior who wears hearing loss. For seniors suffering from the early stages of dementia, it’s not always possible to make sure their batteries are charged. However, with rechargeable batteries, as long as they are plugged in nightly, they should work with less labor from the user.

The Future of Hearing Aids

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries can last 19 hours on a full charge. Eliminating the waste and labor of keeping track of replaceable zinc-air batteries. Join the future now and find out how rechargeable batteries can simplify your life today.