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Rechargeable Hearing Aids: Do They Really Work?

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Rechargeable hearing aids are hearing aids that are fitted with rechargeable batteries, these are an alternative to hearing aids that have disposal batteries. Rechargeable hearing aids work just like regular hearing aids, the key difference is that these hearing aids have a rechargeable battery that’s built into the device. When the power runs out you don’t need to take out the batteries, instead, you use a charger to power up your hearing aid.

Do Rechargeable Hearing Aids Really Work?

Finding the right hearing aid can improve your quality of life, and so it’s an important decision. You might have heard a little bit about rechargeable hearing aids, and be wondering if they really work.

Rechargeable hearing aids do work, and these are incredibly reliable too. As technology has improved, the performance of these devices is much better than it was in the past. To get the most out of your rechargeable hearing aid, here are a few simple maintenance tips:

Store In Your Charging Station

When you are not using your hearing aids, they should be stored in the recharging station, storing them here can help to improve the battery life. Even if your battery is not totally drained, you should still store them here.

Look After Your Hearing Aids

You’ll need to make sure that your hearing aids are clean and keep them dry too. These devices tend to collect moisture, dust and debris, which can damage the battery. Cleaning your hearing aids is the best way to keep the device in good working order.

When you receive your hearing aid your audiologist will provide you with specific care instructions and show you how to use your new device.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Every year billions of disposable hearing aid batteries are sent to landfills, rechargeable hearing aids on the other hand are a much eco-friendlier option. Over the past few years, rechargeable hearing aids have become incredibly popular.

Ease of Use

Disposal hearing aids have tiny batteries, these can be fiddly to replace. You’ll need to regularly order new batteries too. Rechargeable hearing aids are super easy to use, you don’t need to remove the batteries, you can plug the device straight into your charger. If you’re looking for a hearing device that’s simple to use, a rechargeable hearing aid is a great choice

Improved Convenience

Rechargeable hearing aids are charged up at night, you can use them all day and they won’t run out of battery. Many rechargeable hearing aids come with extra features, for example, some hearing aids support wireless streaming from your TV or phone.

What are the Different Types of Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries?

Rechargeable hearing aid batteries will either be silver-zinc batteries or lithium-ion batteries. Silver-zinc batteries can be recharged, however, these will need to be replaced occasionally, if you're using these batteries, you’ll notice a battery door on your device. If your device has lithium-ion batteries, these do not need to be replaced, these batteries have the same lifespan as your hearing aid device. Many people prefer lithium-ion devices.

How Do You Choose the Right Hearing Aid for You?

Choosing the right hearing aid isn’t just about deciding on the battery type, there are lots of different factors to consider. To find the right hearing aid for you it’s best to speak to your audiologist. There are several different styles of hearing aids to choose from.

In-the-Canal (ITC) Hearing Aids

ITC hearing aids are designed to sit partly inside your ear, and partly outside. These are suitable for mild-to-moderate hearing loss and offer great sound quality.

In-the-Ear (ITE) Hearing Aids

In-the-ear hearing aids are suitable for mild-to-severe hearing loss, these are slightly less discrete than ITC, however, they are still rather small. Most ITE devices are designed with directional microphones, and volume controls.

Hearing Aid Consultants of North Mississippi

To learn more about hearing health, contact Hearing Aid Consultants of North Mississippi. The clinic specializes in diagnosing, treating and preventing hearing loss. At Hearing Aid Consultants of North, Mississippi patients can access diagnostic audiology assessments, to find solutions to hearing problems. Our audiologists can provide hearing aid fittings, and repairs or adjustments. To find out more, call us today at (662) 234-1337.