Rechargeable hearing aids are a popular choice among patients as it eliminates the need to change small batteries. With this style, there are a few things to keep in mind such as having a routine for charging and packing the charger for travel.
For charging your hearing aids, it is recommended to put the hearing aids on the charger at night when you go to sleep and let them charge overnight, which will give you a full battery for the next day. If the hearing aids are not fully charged, you may run out of battery at some point during the day which will keep you from being able to wear the hearing aids until they have some battery. Having a charging routine will help to ensure your batteries are fully charged and ready for the day! Each manufacturer has a different scale for charge time and the amount of battery life provided. If you need a charge quickly, there may be a solution available. Some manufacturers offer a fast-charging option which can quickly charge the hearing aids so they are available for use in a shorter amount of time.
When traveling, it is important to remember to bring your charger along with you so you can continue to use your hearing aids. If you are interested in a dedicated charger specifically for traveling, additional chargers can be purchased aside from the one that came with your hearing aids. Smaller charging cases may be available as well depending on the hearing aid manufacturer. Chargers with power banks are also a convenient option. This means the charger itself will hold a few charges without needing to be plugged in. Some manufacturers have this feature included while others may offer a power bank option separately. If the charger itself is a power bank, you can travel for a couple of days without needing to bring any cords. The charging cable can also be plugged in to a USB port as well if an adapter is not accessible.
There are many solutions to meet the needs of rechargeable batteries for hearing aids. For more information on rechargeable hearing aids and accessories, contact Gardner Audiology at 800-277-1182 or visit gardneraudiology.com.