Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Rechargeable hearing aids have built-in batteries that do not require regular removal, compared to hearing aids with traditional disposable batteries. Instead of removing the batteries themselves, you dock your hearing aids each night on a charging unit, similar to how smartphones recharge.
Some people may rather rechargeable batteries as they just have to plug them in to charge rather than physically changing the batteries. A few other advantages of rechargeable hearing aids are:
A person does not need to regularly purchase spare batteries that are compatible with their hearing aids.
The battery does not come out of the hearing aid, so there is less chance of damage to the device and the battery.
Most rechargeable hearing aids use lithium-ion batteries that last for years before needing a replacement.
Compared to disposable batteries, rechargeable hearing aid batteries do not require a person to have visual accuracy to use.
A person does not need to dispose of batteries regularly, so they are better for the environment.
Disposable batteries create hazards for children and animals if left lying around. A child can swallow small batteries or place them in their ear or nose.
Some potential disadvantages of rechargeable hearing aids include reliance on charging points. Style options may also be more limited than with disposable battery models.
There are, however, some companies that sell various styles of rechargeable hearing aids.
The SIGNIA Pure Charge & Go X model is one of a few rechargeable SIGNIA models. This model also has acoustic-motion sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, and is available in various colors.
SIGNIA claims that a full charge takes 3-4 hours, but 30 minutes of charging will provide a person with 6 hours of use.
This model contains a lithium-ion battery. SIGNIA says that this means the model has a longer daily runtime, longer overall lifetime, and less charging time.
A few different SIGNIA chargers are available, but none appear to have a portable design.