Rechargeable Hearing Aid Technology in 2021

Rechargeable Hearing Aid Technology in 2021

We've had rechargeable batteries in hearing aids for some time now. However, for a while, they failed to achieve universal acceptance among consumers and hearing care providers. That all changed in 2016 when the first lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids were released. This technology has several advantages over previous rechargeable technologies. 

  • Superior power: Lithium-ion hearing aids have enough power to last the whole day. In most cases, they will last a total of 24 hours. Even if you stream heavily from your phone or TV for several hours a day, you can still get around 16 hours of life from a full charge.
  • Better durability: Hearing aids with disposable batteries have part of the case which opens out so the battery can be replaced. But a rechargeable hearing aid is fully sealed, making it much more resistant to moisture and dust. Another benefit of having a battery sealed inside the hearing aid is that it has fewer moving parts than traditional battery hearing aids, which means it is less likely to break.
  • Convenience: Rechargeable hearing aids are simple to recharge: place your hearing aids in the charging pod overnight, and you'll be ready to go the following day. This makes it easy for everyone to charge, particularly those with dexterity issues. 

With the convenience and power that they offer, lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids are a great choice. Here are some of the latest models available to you in 2021.

Phonak Paradise Audeo P90

The Phonak Paradise hearing aids are designed to provide crisp, natural sound so you can experience sounds as they were meant to be heard. You can connect to your smartphone, TV, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices allowing you to stream high-quality audio directly to your hearing aids.

The provided lithium-ion batteries are designed to last for six years. On a single charge, Phonak Paradise hearing aids include a full day of hearing - including any streaming you care to do. 

Signia Charge & Go X

Signia X analyzes more sound in real-time than ever before, including how your movement affects your hearing. All this is thanks to robust acoustic sensors coupled with a groundbreaking motion sensor linked to the sound processing chip.

The Pure Charge & Go X hearing aids can be fully charged while you sleep, ensuring that they are ready to use when you are. Furthermore, the fast charging feature provides a quick blast of power to keep you running when you need it most.

Oticon More

The Oticon More features Oticon's most intelligent microchip ever, Polaris. This allows Oticon More to use a groundbreaking new technology called a Deep Neural Network, a technology based on how the brain works. It recognizes all types of sounds in minute detail because it understands how they should sound. As a result, all sounds are represented more naturally.

The rechargeable Oticon More comes with a stylish charger that gives you a full day's battery life in just three hours, even if you stream sound from other devices. It's convenient, simple to use, and reliable, and a brisk 30-minute charge gives you an extra six hours of electricity.

ReSound ONE

ReSound ONE is a groundbreaking new M&RIE hearing aid which houses a microphone within the receiver as well as on the body. This gives it a much more natural sound. 

The ReSound ONE has the industry's best rechargeable battery life, lasting up to 30 hours or 25 hours when you are streaming content. There is also the option for an inductive charger. This dehumidifies hearing aids, fits custom molds, and allows for faster charging.

Widex MOMENT 440

The Widex Moment leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence. Via the WIDEX MOMENT App, the Widex Artificial Intelligence engine analyzes user preferences gathered through SoundSense Learn. SoundSense Learn creates the custom sound you want in real-time with only a few sound profile choices. 

The Widex MOMENT mRIC is the smallest rechargeable receiver-in-canal hearing aid on the market, but you can rest assured that you'll have all the power you need to hear every detail, no matter where you go.

Starkey Livio 2400

Building on the success of the pioneering Starkey Livio, the Starkey Livio Edge AI hearing aid has been designed to go beyond these features with Edge Mode, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) for on-demand fine-tuning of the sound environment.

The Starkey charger is capable of charging a hearing aid three times. LED indicators show that they are fully charged, and the hearing aid turns on automatically after charging. The Livio AI Edge rechargeable hearing aids are compatible with Starkey's lithium-ion Mini Turbo Charger, which provides a 3.5-hour charge in just 7 minutes. The Mini Turbo Charger can charge a pair of hearing aids four times when fully powered. 

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to rechargeable hearing aids this year. For more information about your options, contact us today! 

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Dr. David DeKriek
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David DeKriek, Au.D. has been helping the hearing impaired of Los Angeles County to hear better for more than 20 years. Dr. Dekriek gained experience in a wide range of medical environments before opening Fidelity Hearing Center.

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