Are rechargeable hearing aids right for me?

Rechargeable hearing aids are a fairly recent addition to the hearing healthcare landscape. In the past, they couldn’t provide enough power in a small enough battery to be feasible for use in hearing aids. Recently, though, rechargeable batteries are not only available, they are also long-lasting and reliable for use in hearing aids! All of the six major hearing aid manufacturers now offer these hearing aid options.

A rechargeable hearing aid system consists of hearing aids with rechargeable batteries, a charging station for the hearing aids, and a power cord. When the hearing aids are not in use, they should rest in their charger, which also doubles as case.

It is as simple as that — if the hearing aids aren’t on your ears, they should be charging in their case! The chance of losing the hearing aids is reduced, and charging time is typically short, so the hearing aids are always ready to be used.

There are many benefits to rechargeable hearing aids

The benefits of rechargeable hearing aids are many. You no longer need to buy hearing aid batteries. You don’t have to worry about keeping spare batteries on hand. If you keep them charged, you shouldn’t run out of power at inconvenient times. They are better for the environment because you aren’t buying and disposing of regular, zinc batteries. There is no need to fumble with inserting or removing tiny batteries from the hearing instruments.

Not all styles come in a rechargeable option

The only downside  is that they aren’t available in all styles of hearing aids yet. If you want custom hearing aids, you’ll have to use regular hearing aid batteries. Otherwise, rechargeable hearing aids are a great solution for someone who wants a low-fuss and reliable battery system for their hearing healthcare needs!

For more information about hearing aid options, call Schmidt’s Optical and Hearing™ today at 772-286-4327 and speak with our Board Certified Hearing Aid Specialist.

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