There is little doubt that rechargeable hearing aids have made life much more convenient for the hearing challenged. Some of today’s more advanced hearing aids can go through a zinc-air battery a week. If you wear two hearing aids, that equates to over 100 disposable batteries a year going into the rubbish bin.
While hearing problems can and do strike people of all ages, the majority of hearing aid wearers are advancing in years. The normal loss of dexterity associated with ageing can make changing those tiny zinc-air batteries troublesome. Beyond the pain of constantly swapping batteries is the expense associated with them and the need to constantly buy more.
Rechargeable hearing aids solve these problems. The question remains, though, which one to choose.
The answer to that question depends on what is most important to you. Every hearing aid manufacturer producing rechargeable hearing aids claims to have the best. The funny thing is most are telling the truth; within a narrow focus.
You are not likely to ever see a 300 km/h auto that gets 300 km/l and sales for $300. Nor are you likely to ever find a single rechargeable hearing aid that will come out on top in every possible way.
The best way to compare rechargeable hearing aids is to visit each company’s website and read their literature. Find the ones that best fit your personal desires and then visit your hearing centre.
Please discuss with your audiologist the options you are considering and get their input. They can help you understand the pros and cons of each device as it applies to your particular hearing problems. Beyond this, they can give you the facts based on the real-world experience of other clients.
To aid you in your search for the perfect rechargeable hearing aid, Falls of Sound Hearing Solutions would like to offer you these helpful links. This is a collection of what we feel are the best rechargeables on the market today.