Ditch the Disposable Batteries!

Most hearing aid manufacturers now offer rechargeable hearing aids. Rechargeable aids can either have a lithium ion battery or a z-power battery. Lithium ion batteries are built into the hearing aid casing and does not require any maintenance. Lithium ion batteries can last upwards of 5 years and can hold a daily charge of 18-20 hours (depending on streaming use). Z-power batteries need to replaced every 9-12 months.

Perks of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

  • Set them and forget them! To begin charging the hearing aids, simply place the devices inside the charger case. The hearing aids will automatically begin to charge!
  • Great for those with reduced dexterity or touch sensitivity. Lithium ion batteries do not require any maintenance, this eliminates the need to handle small batteries every week or so.
    phonak charging case
    phonak charging case

Considerations for Rechargeable Hearing Aids

  • If you select a rechargeable hearing aid with a lithium ion unit you will not be able to intermittently switch to standard pill batteries.
  • For those who frequently travel or worry about access to outlets/electricity there are still options! Many manufacturers make travel charging units or power storage units. You can also use any USB compatible charging unit (which can be purchased at most electronic retailers or online).