Changing batteries is one of the biggest complaints of hearing aid users. Typical battery usage can range from 3-14 days, depending on the type of hearing loss, the size and type of the hearing aid, and the amount of time the hearing aid is in use. The advanced digital technologies found in the newer models also use more battery power.
Thanks to ever-evolving technology, several manufacturers have introduced rechargeable hearing aids to the market recently.
Phonak takes it a step further with its Audeo B-R line, which was released in August. With a simple 3-hour charge, you'll have up to 24 hours of performance. For those who are always on the go, Phonak offers a 30-minute charge for up to 6 hours of listening time. Additionally, these lithium-ion batteries last through the lifetime of a hearing aid. The battery compartment actually is sealed. No more opening and closing!
Just last month, Signia introduced the Cellion™ primax™ hearing aid. Like Phonak's Audeo B-R, the Cellion contains no battery door and gives wearers up to 24 hours on a single charge. The difference is that Cellion's OneShell design contains no charging contacts, meaning you don't have to align the hearing aids inside a charger. Nor does it matter which side you place the hearing aids on inside the charger. Once inserted, the hearing aids automatically turn off and begin to charge. The full charging process takes up to 4 hours. Cellion also offers a quick 30-minute charge for up to 7 hours of hearing enjoyment. And, the charging unit is equipped with a standard micro-USB interface that allows wearers to charge their hearing aids with nearly any USB-compatible device.
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