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Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Hearing aid batteries are small and can be difficult to replace due to their small size. While Modern Hearing Solutions of Wyoming does supply our patients with a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries when they purchase a new hearing aid, some would prefer to never deal with the tiny batteries.

If you are someone who does not want to deal with constantly swapping hearing aid batteries, you can choose to go with rechargeable hearing aids.

What Are Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Rechargeable hearing aids are hearing aids which have an internal battery which can be recharged by using the correct power source.

Currently, all rechargeable hearing aids are in the Behind-The-Ear style of hearing aids, as rechargeable batteries have not been developed for the smaller styles of hearing aids. To charge rechargeable hearing aids, the hearing aids need to be placed into their charging station ports. Thanks to the lithium-ion batteries or silver-zinc batteries now found in rechargeable hearing aids, you can use your hearing aids all day and not worry that they will lose power.

Who Should Use Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Anyone with hearing loss can use rechargeable hearing aids. However, there are some people who these hearing aids can appeal to more than others.

  • Ease of use – If you are looking for low-maintenance hearing aids, rechargeable hearing aids are considerably easier to take care of than regular hearing aids. While you will still need to clean them and keep the hearing aids safe, you will no longer have to fight batteries and carry spares with you.
  • Environmentally-friendly – For those who are concerned about the wastefulness of disposable hearing aid batteries, rechargeable hearing aids should appeal. Instead of continually disposing of used up hearing aid batteries and their packaging, eco-conscious people will like to simply charge up their hearing aids.
  • Money-saving – While good hearing aid batteries only cost around $10 for one pack, the purchase of hearing aid batteries over time can add up. That cost is completely cut out when you choose rechargeable hearing aids.

Brands Which Make Rechargeable Hearing Aids

As part of the hearing services we provide, Modern Hearing Solutions makes sure to stay on top of the latest hearing technology available. While rechargeable hearing aids have been available for a while, the older-style of rechargeable hearing aids did not hold a charge long enough to make them effective.

Now that rechargeable hearing aids are being manufactured with lithium-ion and silver-zinc batteries, this style of hearing aids is efficient enough to be worth recommending.

Most of the best hearing aid manufacturers have chosen to produce their own rechargeable hearing aids. We have listed some of the best ones currently available below with a list of their key features.

Widex

From Widex, there are the Beyond Z rechargeable hearing aids. These lightweight hearing aids have silver-zinc rechargeable batteries and come with:

  • Bluetooth streaming ability
  • Beyond app, which allows for fine control over the hearing aids
  • 15 different color options
  • Ability to hold all day charge after a night of charging
  • Can use regular batteries if you were unable to charge them the night before

ReSound

The ReSound LiNX 3D rechargeable is another rechargeable hearing aid you may encounter. It can be tricky to distinguish between the LiNX 3D and the LiNX 3D rechargeable, so be sure to be specific about which you are interested in as you speak to our hearing specialist. These hearing aids have a variety of features:

  • Bluetooth streaming ability and may need accessories for complete streaming
  • ReSound Smart 3D app, which allows customized hearing aid sound control
  • 17 different color options
  • Ability to hold all day charge after 7 hours of charging

Oticon

Oticon has developed their popular Opn hearing aids and created an Opn miniRITE (Receiver-In-The-Ear) rechargeable hearing aid. These little hearing aids can hang onto a charge and are packed with other features.

  • Bluetooth streaming ability and may need accessories for complete streaming
  • Oticon ON app allows for battery level checks, volume control, and other features
  • 8 different color options
  • Ability to hold all day charge after nighttime charging
  • Can use regular batteries if you were unable to charge them the night before

Phonak

Phonak is the only major hearing aid manufacturer which has produced multiple styles of rechargeable hearing aids. Each of the four hearing aid styles below requires a full night of charging for a day full of sounds.

Audéo B-R
Bolero B-PR
Naida B-RIC
Sky B-PR
  • Audéo B-R – Bluetooth syncing, auto-sound adjustments, 9 different color options, with accessories available to improve the experience.
  • Bolero B-PR – Directional microphones, 9 different color options, and accessories available to improve the hearing aid experience.
  • Naida B-RIC – Special frequency capturing tech, 9 color options, and accessories available to improve the hearing aid experience.
  • Sky B-PR – Developed specifically for children, resistant to water, dust, and sweat, 14 different case colors, 7 different hook tube colors, and accessories available to improve the hearing aid experience.

There are also multiple charging options you can use with these rechargeable hearing aids. Using lithium-ion technology, you can power up Phonak hearing aids in a short amount of time. Just charging your hearing aids for 120 minutes (2 hours), and you can have hearing aids which are charged for 24 hours.

Phonak Charger Case Phonak Power Pack Phonak Mini Charger

Depending on your needs, we may recommend one or more of these hearing aid charging stations as they all have different merits.

Signia

Determined to continue to produce cutting-edge hearing aids, Signia has created the Pure Charge&Go Nx rechargeable hearing aids.

  • Bluetooth streaming ability and may need accessories for complete streaming
  • The myHearing app provides hearing aid help by providing answers to common questions and allowing you to connect with our hearing specialist. You can also control your hearing aids sound through the app.
  • With the myControl app, users can access automatic sound profile adjustments and manual volume controls
  • 11 different color options
  • Ability to hold all day charge after nighttime charging

Starkey

Starkey offers the Muse iQ RIC Rechargeable Hearing Aids in both standard-size and micro.

These rechargeable hearing aids share the same simple name of Starkey Receiver-In-Canal (RIC) and are only distinguished by size. Along with the same name, both sizes of hearing aids also share the same features:

  • Bluetooth streaming ability and can use accessories for complete streaming
  • TruLink Control app allows for volume control, audio streaming, hearing aid locator and other features
  • 7 different color options
  • Ability to hold a 30.5-hour charge if not used to stream, and will still last all day with streaming

There are also two different charging options available through Starkey. Depending on what you may need, we may recommend one or both of these for your use.

Caring For Your Rechargeable Hearing Aids

There are some special care and consideration which needs to be taken with rechargeable hearing aids which are not necessary when it comes to regular hearing aids. Some of the most important rechargeable hearing aid care steps are:

  • Do not try to charge your rechargeable hearing aids with anything other than their specific charging station. Using other chargers can cause overload and destroy your hearing aids.
  • While in our ears, our hearing aids are protected from most temperature issues. But when you charge your hearing aids, the temperature needs to be between 33-104 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Avoid overcharging your hearing aids, as this can shorten the battery life. Stick to a full eight hour night of charging for most rechargeable hearing aids unless our hearing specialist says otherwise.

Find Rechargeable Hearing Aids In Wyoming

Modern Hearing Solutions of Wyoming strives to offer a large variety of hearing aids and other hearing products. By doing so, we can be sure to find something to suit your needs.

If you would like to try some rechargeable hearing aids and see if they would suit you, contact us. Our hearing specialist will be able to help you test various rechargeable hearing aids so you can be comfortable with what you choose.