Rechargeable hearing aids

Are hearing aids rechargeable?

While not all hearing aids are rechargeable, many hearing aids are now available with a rechargeable feature. Hearing aids with a charger are becoming increasingly popular as they provide an alternative to expensive and difficult to manage disposable batteries. 

How do rechargeable hearing aids work?

Rechargeable hearing aids use Lithium-ion technology to replace hearing aid batteries. You can recharge them by inserting them into a recharging unit attached to a USB power cable. In most cases, rechargeable hearing aids now offer enough power to get you through an entire day, so most people find it convenient to leave their hearing aids on the charger overnight.

What devices come with recharge?

Receiver-in-canal hearing aids

Receiver-in-canal or RIC hearing aids are available with a rechargeable upgrade. These products typically offer outstanding natural sound quality and the latest technology to provide the best sound experience available. 

Bluetooth hearing aids

Bluetooth hearing aids are popular due to their ability to pair with Apple and Android smartphones, music players, and televisions. Many of the current Bluetooth devices available are also rechargeable. 

Programmed hearing aids

To provide the best sound experience while wearing hearing aids, it is important to custom program them to an individual’s unique hearing profile. Many rechargeable hearing aid options are fully programmed.

The pros of rechargeable hearing aids

The biggest advantage of rechargeable hearing aids are that they are quick and easy to charge. There are no batteries to order or change and you can power up your devices from anywhere. Once fully powered, rechargeable hearing aids can last all day.  Additionally, foregoing traditional batteries is one way to make your hearing aids more environmentally friendly.  Find out more pros of rechargeable hearing aids here

Why some choose not to get rechargeable hearing aids

The major drawback of rechargeable hearing aids is the upfront cost. Typically the exact same hearing aid with a recharge upgrade can cost $100-$400 more than a standard battery option. However, it is important to factor in the long term cost-benefits of not buying batteries when deciding which hearing aid is right for you. 

Are rechargeable hearing aids better?

The main advantages of rechargeable hearing aids are:

Easy and reliable to use

Rechargeable hearing aids give you the peace of mind to live your life to the fullest. After an all night recharge you can expect your hearing aids to work seamlessly for an entire day, even in the most demanding listening environments.

Environmentally friendly

A typical pair of standard battery hearing aids can use more than 100 batteries a year resulting in more than 1.4 billion disposable hearing aid batteries ending up in landfill each year. Rechargeable hearing aid batteries on the other hand can last several years reducing the burden on the planet.

Skip the hassle and cost of ordering and changing batteries

Keeping track of batteries, constantly ordering more, and handling the tiny devices while attempting to swap out a battery can be taxing. With rechargeable batteries you can skip all of these inconveniences. 

The features of our two rechargeable hearing aids, the Wave and the Spirit

Spirit
Spirit
Wave
Wave
Number of channels
Auto adapt
Remote programmable
Bluetooth
App Controlled
Water Resistance
(IP68 Rating)
Accessories
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Type of Hearing Aid RIC RIC
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Questions about rechargeable hearing aids?

The charge on a rechargeable hearing aid typically lasts up to 24 hours (if fully charged). The Lithium batteries in rechargeable hearing aids are good for several years.

In some cases there will be a higher upfront fee for rechargeable hearing aids, however, over the course of several years the price difference is marginal or non-existent as there is no need to order batteries.

Charging is simple. Rechargeable hearing aids come with a portable hearing aid charger. Simply pop the hearing aids in the charger, which should be connected to a powerpoint, and leave them to charge.

See why thousands love Audicus' rechargeable hearing aids

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The performance of these units is great. Feedback is minimal, the hearing aids are comfortable, and the battery life is very good. Highly recommended.

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