The announcement comes as more hearing aid users are beginning to use rechargeable hearing aids rather than styles that require the batteries to be changed.
Over the past few months, several of the top hearing aid manufacturers have released rechargeable hearing aid models that are smaller, charge quicker and last longer than ever before.
Phonak’s Audeo B-R is the longest lasting rechargeable hearing aid available. This rechargeable hearing aid is discreet and can fit a wide range of hearing losses. The rechargeable battery is lithium-ion and is estimated to last at least 4 years before needing replacement. The hearing aids can be charged daily overnight and will hold a charge for at least 24 hours. An added advantage is that the battery is completely enclosed, preventing dust and moisture from entering the hearing aids.
Unitron’s Moxi Fit R is the smallest rechargeable hearing aid. A full charge will result in 24 hours of usage and 90 minutes of streaming capability. The rechargeable battery that is in this hearing aid can last as long as 100 regular batteries.
Widex will release a rechargeable battery starting in November of this year. Like some other brands, all the Widex Beyond aids will be able to be retrofitted and converted into rechargeable hearing aids.
Oticon OPN’s miniRITE allows people with mild to severe-to-profound hearing loss access to Opn’s revolutionary open sound experience. The Oticon Opn miniRITE batteries can now be charged overnight so wearers can enjoy their hearing devices for the entire next day.
Creekside would like current miniRITE wearers to know that their hearing aids can be retrofitted and be converted into rechargeable hearing aids. All wearers need to do is bring their miniRITE in to our Vacaville, CA location, and our staff will be able to convert the hearing aid.
It is also important to note that converting the hearing aid into a rechargeable hearing device will not affect its functionality. Users will still be able to use Oticon’s BrainHearing™ technology along with the available tinnitus solution option. Both the receiver-in-the-ear and behind-the-ear models can be retrofitted.
If you have any questions or want to retrofit your miniRITE hearing aids, contact Creekside Hearing Aid Service online or call our Vacaville, CA office at 707-317-1891. We serve Solano County, Dixon, Fairfield, and Vacaville.