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What Are The Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids?

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Rechargeable hearing aids are a great solution for anyone who hates dealing with hearing aid batteries. Batteries can be fiddly and a pain to change, and you always need to make sure you have spares so you can change empty batteries right away. Batteries can also feel wasteful. When you choose rechargeable hearing aids, you will never need to change another battery again. Instead, you only have to recharge your hearing aids, which you can easily do at night and other times when you're not wearing them.

So, how do you know if rechargeable hearing aids are right for you and how to choose the right ones?

About rechargeable hearing aids

Most hearing aids require batteries to keep them running. There are several standard sizes of hearing aid batteries, which will last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks before they need to be changed. Rechargeable hearing aids, on the other hand, come with a case, which you use to charge them. Some cases can also be charged themselves, so you can charge your hearing aids on the go, even when there is nowhere to plug in the case. Rechargeable hearing aids come with other great features too. Some might have mobile apps that allow you to control the settings or stream music and sound from your TV.

The benefits of rechargeable hearing aids

Rechargeable hearing aids offer some excellent benefits to hearing aid users. The obvious benefit is that they don't require battery replacements. Instead of having to buy and replace batteries, you can simply recharge the batteries that are built into the hearing aids. Not having to buy batteries means you save money, and you prevent waste by no longer having to dispose of the batteries. It also saves you time because you don't have to remember to buy hearing aid batteries anymore. This can make them better for older wearers who might find it difficult to manage a supply of batteries.

Not having to change empty batteries means there's less chance of being caught off guard by a battery that's out of juice. You can recharge your hearing aids every night, and even carry a portable charger. Rechargeable hearing aids will generally last a whole day on one charge. As well as being environmentally friendly and energy-efficient, rechargeable batteries also work better in cold weather.

Features to look for

When you're looking for the right rechargeable hearing aids, there are various features that you might want to look for. The first thing that you may want to consider is the batteries themselves. The best type to look for is lithium-ion batteries, which is the same type of battery used for smartphones. They're compact, and they last for a long time. Remember to also look at how long the hearing aids will take to charge. Many will charge in a matter of hours, so you can quickly charge them during the day if necessary.

Another thing to consider is the charging case. Some cases will need to be connected to a power source to charge your hearing aids. Other cases can be charged themselves so that you can carry them around. This is like having a portable power bank for your hearing aids so you can charge them on the move if you need to. It's also possible to buy separate power packs that attach to the case. You might want to consider the size of the charging case and how much space it will take up at home or in your bag. Some cases are very compact and easy to store or carry.

Some rechargeable hearing aids have Bluetooth technology, so you can connect them to your phone and other smart devices, like your TV. This enables you to stream TV, music and other sound to your hearing aids. You can also find that some rechargeable hearing aids have an app that allows you to control your hearing aids. The app can make it easy for you to adjust the settings on your hearing aids, if you need to make sure you can hear speech clearly when you're in a noisy environment.

You can get rechargeable hearing aids in a few different styles, including BTE hearing aids, mini RITE hearing aids, RIC hearing aids, and more. You can choose the style that best suits your needs and still benefit from the power of rechargeable batteries.

Learn more about rechargeable hearing aids from Advanced Audiology Services LLC call 810-388-9400 to discuss our products and services.