Say goodbye to changing batteries forever! This blog covers rechargeable hearing aid benefits. It also includes a clip from our Director and Senior Specialist, Kelly. Kelly talks about Oticon’s latest Opn hearing aid and what it does! Rechargeable hearing aids have have taken the audiology market by storm. Leading manufacturers like Unitron, Phonak, Starkey, Oticon and Signia have developed rechargeable hearing aids. These hearing aids do more than just help you hear. Most rechargers also turn the aids off as soon you place them in the charging station and switch the aids on as soon as you take them off. This is so much easier for anyone with poor feeling in their fingers or vision problems.
Depending on the brand, rechargeable hearing aids can last for up to 24 hours! They charge quickly from 3- 5 hours and can last for the entire day. Rechargeable hearing aids still have the amazing ‘bells and whistles’ of a non-rechargeable hearing aid. You can sync up your hearing aid to other devices like your mobile phone, ipad and TV! This means you can answer phone calls, watch a YouTube or Facebook video and/or listen to music through your hearing aid. They can connect with any Bluetooth-enabled devices and is really easy to do. All the reception staff at Hearing Sense are trained to do this, so we can help set it up with any device, or any time you get a new phone or ipad. Simply drop into the Norwood and Unley Park clinics for help on the spot.
Some devices can be set up through an app on your phone so you can check the battery status of your device so you know when it’s running low. Some of the device’s recharge stations even double up as a de-humidifier! Watch this one minute clip below from Kelly, our Director and Senior Audiologist talking about Oticon’s latest Opn hearing aid device and how it’s helped her family. This will be available in rechargeable very soon.
Better for Your Pocket and the Environment
The cost of purchasing hearing aid batteries can add up. Rechargeable hearing aid batteries (depending on the brand) may only need to be replaced once a year. This saves you money and is also better for the environment. Batteries contain toxic elements, like nickel, cadmium, alkaline, mercury, nickel metal hydride, and lead acid. At Hearing Sense, we always offer mercury free batteries and offer a recycling service where you can bring back any old batteries to be recycled by Norwood Council. But a rechargeable battery lasts much longer and doesn’t contribute to landfill.
Better for You
Some of the key benefits of rechargeable hearing aids is the efficiency and convenience of them. You don’t have to spend ages searching through drawers for batteries or fiddling with the device to replace them. You can enjoy the little sounds that make you happy and stay connected with audio, video and family phone calls.
To try a rechargeable hearing aid for 30 days, simply call us on 8331 8047 to book in for your free 30 day trial. You are also welcome to chat anytime to see if your hearing aid now comes in a rechargeable option and can be converted easily.
Looking forward to seeing you!