A lot of personal electronics are rechargeable these days. But for some reason, many hearing aids still need to have their batteries changed like old-fashioned AM transistor radios. Check out our blog entry about hearing aid technology that will never leave you at a loss for words, simply because a dead battery kept you from hearing a question.
Keeping Your Hearing Powered Up
What’s one thing your mobile phone and your tablet or laptop computer have in common? Well, these days they have a LOT in common, but we’re focusing on how they’re powered.
They’re all rechargeable. Their battery units are built right in; no changing batteries or having them go dead unexpectedly when you don’t have access to fresh ones.
Interestingly, that doesn’t tend to be the case with hearing aids. For such an important piece of personal technology, most hearing aid wearers certainly leave a lot to chance by relying on temporary alkaline batteries.
Given the high level of activity in people’s lives these days, hearing aid manufacturers have begun to recognize that the old-school method of running hearing aids on traditional batteries is no longer sufficient.
A hearing aid should be able to keep up with the lifestyle of the person wearing it, however quiet or hectic that lifestyle may be. It should be ready for action anytime it’s needed. That’s why rechargeable hearing aids are becoming more and more popular. Like your trusty mobile phone, a rechargeable hearing aid can be plugged in anytime, anywhere it needs more power.
Odds are good that the only other piece of technology you use regularly that isn’t rechargeable is your television remote control. Doesn’t the hearing device that helps you better connect to your loved ones and participate more fully in day-to-day life deserve a little more status than your channel-changer?
For more information, here are some links with some of the latest rechargeable hearing aid manufacturer information:
Phonak: Audeo B-R link (https://www.phonak.com/ca/en/about-us/rechargeable-os-technology.html)
Unitron: Tempus Rechargeable link (http://unitron.com/content/unitron/ca/en/professional/hearing-solutions/moxi.html)
Starkey: Muse Rechargeable Link (http://www.starkey.com/hearing-aids/rechargeable-hearing-aids)
Siemens: Rechargeable platform link (https://www.signia-pro.ca/cellion/)