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Throughout the past few years, there has been an increased interest in rechargeable hearing aids. This makes perfect sense, especially considering all of the positive benefits of switching to rechargeable devices. Just like your phone or laptop, rechargeable hearing aids can be powered-up each night as you sleep, allowing you to enjoy an entire day of improved hearing without fussing with disposable batteries. Rechargeable hearing aids are desirable for those who do not have the finger dexterity to change tiny batteries every few days. Also, rechargeable hearing aids remove the need to purchase disposable batteries, meaning less waste for the landfills and less impact on your wallet.
Today, there are quite a few impressive rechargeable hearing aids on the market. We’ve compiled this list of our favorite choices for 2018 so far.
Oticon Opn MiniRITE Rechargeable
Oticon’s Opn (pronounced “open”) made a huge splash in the industry upon its release a few years back, and has continued to make waves with its consistent upgrades. Opn hearing aids use Oticon’s patented BrainHearing(tm) technology, that has been clinically proven to decrease the effort the brain must exert in order to hear – even in noisy environments. Recently, the Opn released their miniRITE (receiver-in-the-ear) rechargeable. With this model, Opn users can enjoy all of the incredible technology the Opn boasts, with rechargeable capabilities. The Opn can last a full day on an overnight charge.
ReSound LiNX Quattro
The newest member of the ReSound LiNX family is the Quattro. The Quattro is touted as the “world’s most advanced rechargeable solution” for hearing aids. This hearing aid is the smallest rechargeable solution on the market, and its ability to charge quickly is impressive. On just one three-hour charge, users can expect to enjoy 30 hours of use time without streaming, and 24 hours of continuous use time with 50% of this coming from direct streaming. The LiNX Quattro aids are also very simple to charge, with 90% of users stating they could easily charge the aids the first time without looking at the instructions.
Phonak Audéo BR
The Audéo BR by Phonak is the company’s rechargeable option. The company was the first to use the incredibly long-lasting built-in lithium-ion batteries in their hearing devices. With the Audéo BR, wearers can enjoy 24 hours of listening – including unlimited streaming – on just a three-hour charge. Don’t have time to fully charge your Audéo hearing aids? No worries. With just 15 minutes of charge time, users can enjoy three hours of use – with streaming. The Phonak Audéo aids are also extremely durable over time, and have been clinically proven to last six years with regular use.
Widex BEYOND Z
Recently, Widex has introduced their ZPower rechargeable capabilities to their already successful BEYOND hearing aid family. The BEYOND is considered by the company as the best sounding Made-For-iPhone hearing aid. Wearers can stream directly from their Apple products to their hearing aids, wherever they are. With ZPower, these hearing aids are also now rechargeable. If you already have BEYOND hearing aids that are not yet fitted with rechargeable capabilities – no worried. Widex will retrofit any BEYOND hearing aids to the rechargeable option by simply changing the battery door
Unitron Moxi All R
Titled the Moxi All because it aims to give its users “it all”. The newest member of the Unitron Moxi family is able to stream music or conversation from any phone, not just iPhones and provides excellent overall sound quality. On top of this, the Moxi All R is extremely tiny and discreet – and of course, rechargeable. On just one overnight charge, users can enjoy their hearing aids all day. If at any time the Moxi All R runs out of charge, users can simply swap the rechargeable battery for a disposable one for instant use.
All Rechargeable Options at Atlanta Hearing Doctor
With the increased popularity of rechargeable hearing aids, it would be almost impossible for us to list all of the options in this short article. If you are interested in learning more about rechargeable hearing aids, reach out to our friendly staff today. We work with the top hearing aid manufacturers throughout the world and will work with you to find the solution that is the best fit for your hearing profile, lifestyle, preferences and budget.