Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Rechargeable hearing aids have surged in popularity in the last few years mainly because of new battery technologies that have entered the market. Those technologies ensure that any user will get a full day of use out of one charge, even if they like to stream audio to their hearing aids. This has given us professionals the confidence to recommend them and consumers the confidence to buy them.
Two Types of Rechargeable Hearing Aids
There are two types of rechargeable hearing aids available, one type that uses lithium-ion as a power source and the other which uses silver-zinc. While they each have pros and cons, it seems that the lithium-ion is proving the most popular. Nearly every hearing aid brand has introduced or is in the process of introducing lithium-ion powered rechargeable hearing aids.
Silver Zinc systems looked very promising, however, there have been many issues with the early designs that have ensured that most feel comfortable with the lithium-ion alternative.
Lithium-ion is now the main choice of rechargeable options for all manufacturers, and with some now boasting over 40 hours of continuous use, there is no reason why a patient shouldn't be able to get the very best out of their hearing aids.
In general, rechargeable hearing aids are suitable for everyone, but they are particularly suitable for people with eyesight or dexterity issues. With no battery changes, they never have to worry about handling small batteries. They simply take them off the charger and go.