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Rechargeable hearing aids have been around for quite a while. The problem with the early models was that they were not very reliable. Battery failure was common, and as you can imagine, very frustrating. Times, and hearing aids, have changed! Today’s lithium ion batteries provide up to 22 hours of listening time depending on how much you stream music or calls from your hearing aid compatible smart phone. At the end of the day the hearing aid wearer puts the aids in the charging case and they are fully charged when person wakes up and is ready for their day. The average full charge time takes about 3-4 hours.
At most hearing aid clinics, rechargeable aids will cost and additional $100-$200 per device. At Selective Hearing Centers you can choose rechargeable hearing aids at no extra cost. We have found that most of our patients appreciate the convenience and cost savings with not having to purchase and install batteries that only last 3-14 days, depending on the size of the battery and severity of the hearing loss. With no battery door, the rechargeable hearing aids are even more moisture resistant which means better performance over a longer period of time for most patients.
Technology continues to improve and the benefits of hearing aids are becoming better understood. Hearing loss shouldn’t be ignored. Today we know it is connected to cognitive decline, anxiety, loneliness, and depression. You’ve waited long enough. Give us a call for a free hearing screening and consultation.