Rechargeable hearing aids are one of the most requested features that hearing aid uses are asking for. They free users from having to deal with the tiresome task of changing batteries, performing daily battery tests and always carrying around spares. Rechargeable batteries are also environmentally friendly as they save users from throwing away nearly 100 hearing aid batteries per year.
Oticon Hearing Aids
Several new models of hearing technology, including Oticon Opn™, allow the convenience of rechargeable technology. The benefits are plentiful: your charger can be your devices’ overnight home so you don’t have to worry about losing them, you don’t need to worry about having extra batteries on hand and you will save time and money by not having to purchase disposable batteries.
And the best news? You may not have to purchase a brand new device. If you have a non-rechargeable Oticon Opn™ device, the battery door can be switched out to be compatible with rechargeable batteries. This easy and convenient ZPower technology, Oticon’s upgraded battery door for Opn™, provides a full day’s use with one overnight charge and allows you to hear without hassle. And if you happen to forget to charge your device one night, you can easily switch your rechargeable batteries out for disposables.
Phonak Hearing Aids
Oticon isn’t the only manufacturer offering this new feature. The Belong platform is built with superior technology, specifically designed to simplify consumers’ lives. Within this platform is the new Audéo B-R, a receiver-in-canal style hearing aid with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
The lithium-ion rechargeable battery can provide an unprecedented 24 hours of hearing from a single three-hour charge. The hearing aid contains a 30-minute fast-charging option, which gives users six hours of immediate use. This battery offers 400 percent more power than conventional rechargeable batteries. This makes the Audéo B-R the quickest charging hearing aid ever produced.
Widex Hearing Aids
The hearing technology of Widex BEYOND is now rechargeable. It’s called BEYOND Z. BEYOND Z takes hearing to the next level. BEYOND Z made-for-iPhone® hearing aids have the longest rechargeable battery life on the market — even when streaming. It also utilizes innovative chip technology to provide the cleanest sound of any hearing instrument in the industry. With it, wearers enjoy the most accurate listening experience, even in the most challenging situations.
BEYOND Z provides exceptional 2.4 GHz direct connectivity plus Widex TRI-LINK for immediate connection to an iPhone, T-Coils and DEXTM devices. A customizable app allows wearers full streaming functionality, easy control over their settings and automatic adjustments to favorite listening environments.
To learn more about rechargeable technology from a hearing aid dispensing specialist, call us today to schedule an appointment.