Rechargeable hearing aids
Rechargeable hearing aids v/s rechargeable batteries
Hearing aids technology has been constantly evolving, with new devices coming to the market every year. With more and more people realising they have hearing loss, the demand increases causing the manufacturers to come out with new products that meet the customer’s latest needs. We started with rechargeable batteries and now, the latest innovation is rechargeable hearing aids.
Rechargeable hearing aids
Rechargeable hearing aids work similarly to the batteries. However, the difference is that rather than charging the batteries at night you would charge your actual devices. The hearing aids come with a charging pod that you can place your devices in at night, and then use them again in the day as normal. You can also carry the pod with you to charge on the go. Never miss out on a sound!
Imagine you are in a hurry to get to work, you are already 20 minutes late. Just then, your hearing aids start indicating that you need to replace the batteries. When you go to check for the batteries, you don’t have any left. This is not only a waste of time but an extra hassle added to your day-to-day life. Rechargeable devices ensure that you don’t have to worry about that. You can recharge your devices every night and use them in the day. This saves time and you don’t have to worry about constantly spending money on new batteries. You can recharge your hearing aids for free! Another benefit of the rechargeable digital aid is that, people with limited dexterity don’t have to worry about changing small batteries which can be a problem for them.
Manufacturers and rechargeable hearing aids
We have come a long way from large behind-the-ear hearing aids to small in-the-ear digital hearing aids. However, this latest revolution isn’t produced by all manufacturers but there are still many options on the market. Phonak and Signia are two of the biggest manufacturers to produce these rechargeable devices.
Phonak recently released a new platform called Belong. It has many other added functionalities but one of the main features was the recharging option. The behind the ear hearing aids come with a charging pod that people can carry around with them and charge as and when necessary. A quick 30-minute charge will ensure the hearing instruments work for 6 hours. For a full day of use, you just need to charge them for 3 hours. The long battery life means you can charge them while you sleep at night without worrying about your hearing loss affecting your life. Customers have shown high level of satisfaction with this product, encouraging Phonak to further manufacture in-the-ear devices with similar functions.
Signia are one of the leading manufacturers in the industry and they have proved that yet again, by releasing the Signia Cellion. Siginia Cellion is a RIC (receiver in the canal) device with amazing up to date and high power technology. But, it has the added feature of recharging. The device comes with a charger that you can put the devices in. The smart technology means that the hearing aids turn themselves off when put in the charger and turn themselves on automatically, when removed from the charging case. This means the wearer doesn’t have to worry about anything other than putting them in their ears and taking them out to charge again.
Rechargeable hearing aids review
The actual hearing aid is similar to the other models produced by the manufacturers. Therefore, the comfort while wearing the aids and ease of use remain the same. However, the charging option has been highly appreciated by customers. If the customers show further interest then the manufacturers will release further models with this feature, meaning people who want ITEs (In the ear) and CICs (Completely in Canal) would also have the option available to them.
Batteries are an important part of the hearing aid. This new technology takes away the hassle from wearing hearing aids. Now you can enjoy all the sounds without the worry.