Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Advances in rechargeable hearing aid batteries provide wearers with an environmentally friendly, convenient, simple, and long lasting solution.
Over the past twenty years, the hearing aid industry has seen the switch from disposable mercury batteries to zinc-air and the launch of rechargeable hearing aid batteries. The choices for rechargeable batteries have been nickel-metal hydride and silver-zinc until the recent addition of lithium-ion.
Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)
NiMH batteries offer a convenient and eco-friendly option, but can be costly. They have historically provided insufficient battery life and demonstrated performance longevity issues due to battery overcharging. We do not fit any hearing aids with NiMH batteries.
AgZn batteries have a longer battery life than the NiMH, but only work in specially designed hearing aids or devices with specialized battery doors. This choice requires wearers to still handle a physical battery that needs to be replaced at least once a year. AgZn rechargeable hearing aids can also use regular zinc-air batteries. This is a convenient option if you forget to charge your hearing aid and need an alternate battery source. We offer several hearing aids that utilize AgZn batteries such as the following devices from Unitron and Oticon:
Unitron Moxi™ Fit R
The Moxi Fit R is the tiniest rechargeable hearing aid in its class. Besides its cosmetic appeal, it offers between 16 and 24+ hours of operation on a single charge depending on streaming time.
Click here to find out more about Moxi Fit R.
Oticon Opn™ miniRITE
Oticon Opn is the first hearing aid to offer a rechargeable hearing aid that connects directly to iPhone®. It uses a AgZn battery that lasts between 15 and 19.5 hours on a single charge.
Click here to learn more about Oticon Opn.
Lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids offer significant advantages over their predecessors. There is no battery to change or battery door to open and close. The hearing aid has a lithium-ion power cell that is housed inside the device. Wearers will notice longer performance times with a single charge. The device allows for audio streaming and has enough power for most hearing losses. Lithium-ion hearing aids are environmentally friendly since the power cell lasts several years and possibly the life of the hearing aid. We offer lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids from the best hearing aid manufacturers including Phonak and Signia:
Phonak Audéo™ B-R
Phonak Audéo B-R rechargeable hearing aids combine the most recent technology with unprecedented battery performance.
- Offers 24 hours*of hearing with one easy charge
- The fastest charging, longest lasting rechargeable hearing aid ever produced
- Simple handling, no more inconvenience of disposable batteries
- Innovative built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
* Expected results when fully charged and with up to 80 minutes wireless streaming time.
The Audéo B-R rechargeable hearing aid employs an integrated lithium-ion battery, giving long-lasting, powerful performance for up to 24 hours with 3 hours of charge time. A 30 minute fast charge is available for 6 hours of wear time. In addition to the regular charger, Phonak offers a power pack and a mini charger that are great for traveling and portability. The power pack can power the charger for 7 full charges. Lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids offer 40% more power than conventional rechargeable batteries. The Audéo B-R is manufactured as a small Receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid style.
Signia Cellion™ primax™
- Uses lithium-ion power cell. Contact-free, wireless inductive charging begins as soon as it is placed in the charger and turns off automatically once removed
- Works for 24 hours. Even with sustained use and limitless streaming
- Unique design. OneShell design has been rated IP68 for water, humidity, and dirt-resistance**
- Remote control option: Cellion can be discreetly managed via the touchControl™ App
** Achieved IP68 rating per IEC 60529 standard
Cellion primax is a battery-free rechargeable hearing aid that uses a lithium-ion power cell. The power cell can last several years and even the lifetime of the device. The audiologist is able to exchange the power cell when it wears out. On a 4 hour charge, the hearing aid can work for 24 hours with unlimited wireless streaming. An optional 30 minute quick charge is available for 7 hours of performance. The charger is user friendly and the devices are able to charge in either charging slot without matching up any battery contacts. The charger has a USB port that can be charged with any USB compatible device. Cellion's power cell is 60% more energy efficient than size 13 rechargeable batteries. The device comes in a tiny Receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aid style and can accommodate nearly all degrees of hearing loss.
Click here to learn more about the advantages of lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids.
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