Battery Hearing Aids
- Widely Available: Battery hearing aids use standard disposable batteries, such as zinc-air batteries, that are widely available.
- Longer Battery Life: Battery hearing aids typically have a longer battery life compared to rechargeable hearing aids. The lifespan of a battery can vary depending on factors such as the size of the hearing aid and the user’s daily usage, but it can range from several days to a couple of weeks.
- Easy Replacement: Changing the battery in a hearing aid is a fairly simple process. Many hearing aids have a battery compartment that are easily accessible, allowing users to replace the battery themselves without the need for professional help.
- Battery Replacement Cost: Regular battery replacement can become costly over time. Users need to keep a supply of batteries to hand and remember to replace them when they run out. This ongoing expense can add up, especially for individuals with severe hearing loss who require more frequent battery changes.
- Environmental Impact: Disposable batteries contribute to environmental waste if they are disposed of improperly. The zinc and other materials in these batteries can have harmful effects on the environment if not recycled or disposed of in the correct manner.
- Possibly Inconvenient: For individuals with limited dexterity or visual impairments, handling and inserting small batteries into the hearing aids can be challenging and inconvenient. Of course, in most cases, this can be easily overcome with the help of a family member or friend.
The choice between battery hearing aids and rechargeable hearing aids ultimately depends on your individual hearing aid preferences and requirements. At Hearmed Acoustic Healthcare, our experienced audiologists are here to guide you through the entire selection process. We do this by factoring in your lifestyle, hearing needs and your personal preferences. We offer a wide range of the highest technologically advanced battery and rechargeable hearing aids available.