There is a lot to consider when selecting a pair of hearing aids. The severity of hearing loss, lifestyle needs, style and comfort are all factors you and your audiologist must keep in mind when searching for the right fit.
A newer option to consider is rechargeable hearing aids. Much like the name suggests, rechargeable hearing aids use rechargeable batteries instead of standard, disposable batteries.
Let’s examine some of the features of rechargeable hearing aids and see if they are right for you.
How Long Do Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries Last?
Battery life for disposable batteries can vary depending on the size and style of your hearing aids, your degree of hearing loss, the amount of time your hearing aids are used, your listening environment and if you stream media. They will also last longer if they are kept at room temperature and away from moist or humid environments. On average they tend to last anywhere from 3-22 days.
Rechargeable batteries can provide up to 30 hours of hearing from a single charge. Lithium-ion batteries last for close to five years before needing to be replaced. Silver zinc rechargeable batteries last around one year. This makes rechargeable batteries much more convenient and hassle-free.
Fewer Batteries, Less Stress
Rechargeable hearing aids free you from having to regularly change batteries, which can be tricky due to their small size.
You also don’t have to worry about having extra batteries on hand in case your current battery starts to die. So, if you’re heading out of town for the weekend to visit family or down south to check out the Houston Museum of Natural Science you don’t have to worry about throwing batteries into your overnight bag before you leave.
While rare, standard hearing aid batteries can pose a potential choking hazard to pets, children, and even adults.
Rechargeable batteries are more environmentally friendly. Standard battery users end up throwing away around 100 batteries a year. If you consider that a rechargeable battery can last up to five years, we’re talking about 500 batteries thrown away before you would potentially need to replace a rechargeable one!
If you are interested in learning more about rechargeable hearing aids or if you want to schedule an appointment with a hearing professional, contact Sharp Hearing today.