Modern society has introduced first-world problems, mere inconveniences from major conveniences. For example, a portable computer in our pockets is an amazing innovation. Because of our dependence on this item, we feel helpless when the battery dies or we have to set it on a charger.
Hearing aids introduce the same kind of issue. While it has led to amazing advances in quality of life to those who are hard of hearing, having to charge them all the time can be annoying. In this article, we explore the advantages of a long battery life and review rechargeable hearing aids.
The Single Use Batteries in Stores Appear Cheap
Battery prices swing wildly and so do battery lives in hearing aids. They generally last up to two weeks in daily use, however, their power continuously runs down as their single life ages and you can’t recharge them safely.
Newbie hearing aid users may not know how long rechargeable batteries last and keep using them not realizing their hearing is fading. Experienced users replace them every two weeks or sooner depending on circumstances.
Single use batteries could cost as much as $130 over five years if the hearing aid pair lasts that long. This is quite an outlay. Hearing aid stores don’t just display batteries for sale as a convenience to customers. They make good money from them.
The Pros and Cons of Rechargable Hearing Aids
Rechargable hearing aid batteries generally last as long as their hearing aids do. In fact, they must because they are generally not economically replaceable. The batteries themselves are generally affordable but it’s the technology that stands in your way.
That said, there are decided advantages to using rechargable hearing aids despite this and these boil down to the user environment they create.
- You can ‘change your rechargable hearing aid batteries’ every night by giving them a booster charge while you sleep.
- This means you should never have to worry about how long rechargable hearing aid batteries last, because you should never get to that point.
- You will also have quality reception throughout the life cycle of your hearing devices. Your brain can settle down to consistent signals.
- You won’t have to throw some fifty two batteries in the garbage every year (and their packaging), because nobody seems to be recycling them in volumes.
Taken together, this means rechargable hearing assistance is better for humans. And as a final clincher kids can’t mistake single use batteries for sweets, and pop them into their tummies which could cause them serious harm.
What Are Some Of the Best Rechargable Hearing Aids?
Several Signia hearing aids are rechargable according to My Hearing Centers. You just pop them in the charger overnight or for six hours, and they could work all day long. The charger incorporates a dehumidifier which is a nice touch. Their Pure range has its receiver in the canal. Prices range from $2,000 to $3,300 per ear.
Phonak supplies an Audeo B-R product with a lithium-ion rechargable battery. You simply insert their hearing aids in the charger and it will turn on, and switch off when fully charged. The Audeo B-R should shrug off a light rain shower or body sweat. Their manual does not mention how long a charge lasts. Prices range from $1,400 to $1,850 per ear.
Oticon recommends recharging its lithium-ion batteries overnight before they discharge fully. Various factors including hearing loss, settings and the surrounding environment affect the life of each charge. The nominal duration is 24 hours, however this reduces if live-streaming from televisions, phones etc. Oticon’s rechargable MiniRites cost around $3,800 a pair.
Costco wholesale warehouse outlets stock a series of hearing aids from Rexton, ReSound, Kirkland Signature, Bernafon, and Phonak. They price from $899 to $1,399 according to Retirement Living. However, only their Legato iX almost-invisible in the ear offers recharge-ability. It looks like a good product at just below $1,400 per ear but you may want to search further.
Walmart, as might be expected offers an overwhelming range of rechargeable hearing aids that makes it difficult to decide. Prices range from $299 upwards. You’ll need to keep your brain on because some these are just personal amplifiers. However, if you are prepared to wade through pages and pages you’ll find most of the listed brands there, and more.
The world’s greatest digital bazaar has even more to offer, and you’ll find great value there. However, please remember the agents listed are not dedicated rechargable hearing aid specialists. In fact, most use drop shipping technology meaning they may have little idea what they are selling.
It’s Time for a Drum Roll for Blue Angels Hearing
Blue Angels Hearing has been a trusted, rechargeable hearing aid supplier for over a decade. We sell a range to suit individual requirements. And we price them low because we obtain direct, and supply thousands from our warehouse every year.
Our prices range from $297.99 to $597.99 for both ears, including shipping. Once you charge them overnight, they should be good to go all day long. That’s Blue Angels in a nutshell, real value and better hearing below market prices.