Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Rechargeable hearing aids have been around for a while now, with Siemens Hearing paving the way with behind-ear models and Hansaton being the only brand having released in-ear models.

However, in 2017 several more leading hearing aid suppliers have now launched rechargeable hearing aid models.

Below we list the models currently available and welcome you to contact us to find out more, or book a free hearing test to see which may work best for you.

No more fiddling with batteries!

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Where are we now?

Thjere are two technologies availabe: lithium ion and silver-zince.

Silver-zinc batteries have been around for a while with Siemens hearing aids(now Signia). Whilst very convenient, silver-zinc batteries last about a year before they start to lose noticeable performance.

As of 2017 some hearing aid manufacturers rechargeable have developed advanced lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology in their hearing aids. The key advantage being that they last longer before (2 years) and charge quicker.

But Lithium Ion is a volatile product and has new postal delivery limitations and is more difficult to dispose of than silver-zinc batteries.

Many key suppliers are using silver-zinc battery technology because an independent manufacturer has produced a charger called Z-POWER which allows hearing aid manufacturers to convert the casing of their hearing aids to fit an inlay tray. This takes the development costs away from the hearing aid manufacturer.

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Phonak : lithium-ion

Phonak entered the rechargeable hearing aid market with the Audeo B-R (receiver-in-canal) in 2017, and soon extended this to include the Bolero B-PR (standard BTE model).

More on Phonak rechargeable hearing aids

Phonak Prices

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Signia / Siemens : lithium-ion

Siemens Hearing were the first to introduce rechargeable hearing aids, and it has taken many years for other suppliers to enter th fray. Siemens hearing aids, now Signia, introduced lithium ion technology in the Signia Cellion receiver-in-canal hearing aids (pictured).

Signia Cellion – lithium-Ion hearing aids

Signia Prices

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Z-Power Silver-Zinc Battery Charging Technology

Each of the hearing aid manufacturers below have combined with the company Z-POWER to produce a rechargeable hearing aid option. A modular charging unit with custom made charging trays to suit different hearing aid suppliers hearing aid casings.

More information on Z-Power

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Unitron : silver-zinc

Unitron entered the lithium ion rechargeable hearing aid market in 2017 with the Unitron Tempus – the world’s smallest rechargeable (receiver-in-canal) hearing aid (at time of writing). A very nicely designed and highly technical rechargeable hearing aid option.

Tips for extending battery life
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Starkey : silver-zinc

Starkey have also entered the market of rechargeable hearing aids in 2017 with the Starkey Zpower receiver-in-canal hearing aid.

A fully wireless compatible and highly advanced hearing aid to compete with the above alternatives.

Tips for extending battery life

Oticon : silver-zinc

The first rechargeable hearing aids by Oticon are the Oticon OPN.

Oticon OPN are high performance hearing aids offering ‘made for iphone technology’.

Widex : silver-zinc


Update coming soon

A look to the future

The inventor of lithium ion battery technology – Mr John Goodenough.

Developments are being made for higher capacity, increased longevity and quicker charging batteries, which will in turn find their way into the hearing aid market and will allow for smaller rechargeable hearing aids.

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