Benefits of Getting Rechargeable Hearing Aids

This blog post has been reviewed and approved by a hearing care professional.

Rechargeable hearing aids are quickly becoming a popular option for many people. Rechargeable hearing aids have a built-in lithium-ion battery that does not require routine replacement, unlike hearing aids with traditional disposable batteries. Instead of changing the batteries, you charge your hearing aids each night on a charging unit, similar to how you would charge a smartphone.

Longer Battery Life

With rechargeable hearing aids, the days of changing your batteries every 3-10 days are over. Rechargeable batteries provide certainty to the wearer that their hearing aid(s) will be ready to use each morning after a night’s charge and hold a charge throughout the day. One full charge is enough to power the hearing aid for between 16 and 29 hours, depending on the hearing aid, features used, streaming time, and hearing loss severity.


In addition, rechargeable batteries have a much higher capacity to withstand inclement weather and severe conditions. The lithium-ion batteries in rechargeable hearing aids suffer little to no loss in cold weather.

Easier to Handle
Unlike non-rechargeable hearing aids with replaceable batteries, rechargeable hearing aids don’t have battery doors. This feature makes rechargeable hearing aids easier for people who have dexterity issues as they don’t have to worry about manipulating the small battery door and regularly changing batteries. This leaves one less moving part to worry about, and you can leave behind the stress of removing the packaging on disposable batteries as well. 
Better for the Environment
When it comes to being environmentally-friendly, rechargeable hearing aid batteries are more kind to the planet than disposable batteries. Whereas disposable batteries only last a few days or a little over a week, rechargeable batteries can now last several years or more so you don’t need to worry about recycling very often. The environmental impact of Signia’s rechargeable hearing aids are 65% less compared to non-rechargeable hearing devices, thereby saving the average user more than 100 batteries each year. You can read more about the comparison of batteries here.
Safer for Kids and Pets

Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are sealed into the cases of the hearing aids for safety and performance reasons. This is a benefit to kids and pets that may accidentally swallow small parts, such as the tiny disposable batteries. 


Additionally, the sealed battery also provides better moisture and debris protection for rechargeable hearing aids.

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