Contact The expert team at Michigan Avenue Hearing Health to discover the benefits of new Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Hearing aid technology has taken another giant leap with new state-of-the-art rechargeable hearing aid models. No more short-term batteries to replace. No more breaking fingernails prying open the tiny battery housing. No more fiddling and fumbling while attempting to replace batteries no bigger than the size of an aspirin. These new rechargeable models can go a full day on a single charge. Considering an upgrade from your current hearing aid?
Advancements in Smart Hearing Technology
Today’s hearing aids are smaller, lighter, and more powerful than any of their predecessors. In fact, you practically have to bump into someone to get close enough to see if they’re even wearing one. But there is a downside to these smaller, nearly undetectable hearing aids-replacing the tiny batteries. The average life of the typical hearing aid battery is 3-7days. And changing them can be difficult. Remember they are about the size of a shirt collar button. If the user suffers from arthritis or has any manual dexterity problems or vision problems, changing a battery can become a nightmare.
Americans purchase 180 tons of hearing aid batteries each year. According to the Hearing Review, (October 31, 2017) an estimated 1.6 billion hearing aid batteries go into landfills every year. When the batteries are disposed of, toxic components pollute the environment. Fortunately, new rechargeable hearing aid models are more environmentally friendly than conventional, battery-powered hearing aids.
What Makes Rechargeable Hearing Aid Models Better?
They are easier to use, safer for children and pets, and better for the environment. These new, state-of-the-art rechargeable hearing aids don’t need a new battery every few days or weeks. The lithium ion battery models provided at Michigan Avenue Hearing Health can hold a charge for up to 30 hours. And when the devices start to lose power, they can be plugged into a docking station for a full recharge. Recharging typically takes a few hours, so most users plug them in when they go to bed. These new models are safer than conventional hearing aids because the small zinc-air metal batteries can not get lost on a carpet or in a couch where children or pets might find them and accidentally swallow or choke. Hearing aid batteries are dangerous if swallowed. According to the National Capital Poison Control Center, more than 3,500 Americans of all ages swallow button batteries every year. If this happens to a person or pet in your home, seek medical attention immediately and call the National Battery Ingestion Hotline: 800-498-8666.
How Can I Find Out Which of These Devices is Right for Me?
To see the latest in rechargeable hearing aid technology, make an appointment to visit Michigan Avenue Hearing Health, conveniently located on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. Our experienced audiologists can show you all the new rechargeable hearing aid models, so you can see (and hear) for yourself if they’re right for you.