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Disposable Vs. Rechargeable Batteries

 In Hearing Aid Maintenance, Hearing Aid Styles, Hearing Aids

Hearing aids using disposable or rechargeable batteries? How do you decide?

Try looking at the pros and cons.

Rechargeable batteries are great when you have to recharge your hearing aids. If your hearing aids come with a charger, just take your aids off, place them in the charger, and you’re done. Much simpler than disposable batteries.

Have trouble opening the battery package, peeling off the battery tab, and replacing your disposable batteries every week? Try rechargeable batteries. They’re super helpful for patients with arthritis, poor vision, neuropathy, tremors, or decreased dexterity.

While you don’t need to worry about carrying extra batteries with rechargeable batteries since new batteries should last all day, rechargeable batteries can randomly die out if it is no longer able to hold a charge.

Feeling green? Rechargeable batteries are reusable and eco-friendly. However, the rechargeable batteries do need to be replaced once in a while. And, a rechargeable battery is more expensive than a disposable one. How much more expensive?

After being used for a long time, a rechargeable battery will not keep its energy well. Fully charged, it may not last a full day. Similarly, if the hearing aids are not placed properly in the charger, the battery will not charge. But you never need worry about charging disposable batteries.

With all this in mind, do you prefer disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries?

If you need help deciding, or would like to discuss this feature or other features of hearing aids, please contact Arizona Hearing Center to schedule your appointment by phone at 602.313.1243.

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