Navigating the world of hearing aids can be overwhelming. There are a lot of choices to make, including deciding if you want hearing aids with disposable or rechargeable batteries. At Eargo, we want to make better hearing one less thing you have to think about, which is why we designed our hearing aids with rechargeable batteries.
Rechargeable batteries provide an on-the-go experience that is easier and more streamlined than disposable batteries, and we feel like they’re a game-changer in the hearing aid world—not just in terms of technology but in terms of the worry-free listening experience they provide.
Here are just a few reasons why our rechargeable hearing aids offer a convenience you won’t find in hearing aids that use disposable batteries.
All hearing aids require batteries to work, but the type of battery differs. And the difference is big.
Disposable hearing aid batteries have been the go-to for hearing aid technology for decades. Just as the name suggests, these batteries are designed for single use. They come in various sizes to fit an array of hearing aid models. They’re removable and, depending on your hearing aid, must be replaced roughly every 3 to 14 days.
Many of the latest hearing aid models come with rechargeable batteries, which are never removed from the device. This means you recharge them nightly (much like you do with your phone) instead of replacing them every few days or weeks.
So, how do you decide which kind of hearing aid batteries are best for you? Let’s talk about some pros and cons.
Hearing aids with rechargeable batteries are rapidly becoming the more popular option, which makes sense when you consider the benefits. Some of these include:
Convenience: Rechargeable hearing aids eliminate the need for constant battery replacements, whereas disposable batteries must be swapped every 3 to 14 days, depending on the hearing aid model.
Cost-Effective: Over time, the cost of purchasing disposable batteries is eliminated, making rechargeable options more wallet-friendly.
Environmental Friendliness: Rechargeable batteries produce less waste than disposable batteries and are usually made of lithium-ion, which is safer than other battery types, making them a better choice for the planet. (Though, of course, all batteries can be toxic to the environment and should be disposed of properly.)
Simplified Handling: Disposable batteries are usually tiny and can be challenging for individuals with dexterity issues to handle.
Safety: Disposable batteries are very dangerous if swallowed by children or pets (which, unfortunately, does happen). Rechargeable batteries are sealed within the hearing aid, making them safer for everyone.
Say goodbye to charging batteries. Eargo’s rechargeable hearing aids mean one less thing to worry about, but the benefits don’t stop there.
The charging case doubles as storage: We recommend you store your Eargos in the charger anytime they’re not in your ears. It’s easy, and you’ll know where they are at all times (not to mention safely out of the reach of pets and children).
Quick recharge: Eargo 5, Eargo 6, and Eargo 7 use inductive charging technology to boost depleted hearing devices to full in about 4 hours. LED indicators illuminate to let you know how much juice remains in each device and the status (pulsing = charging).
On-the-go charging: The charger has its own built-in battery for up to 2 days of portable charging anywhere and everywhere.
Eargo hearing aids and chargers use a lithium-ion battery. Lithium-ion batteries tend to have a longer lifespan compared to traditional rechargeable batteries. This means you can go longer between replacements, reducing the hassle of battery management. They’re also generally more environmentally friendly compared to disposable batteries, as they produce less waste, reduce the need for frequent battery replacements, and do not contain toxic heavy metals like lead or cadmium, making them easier to recycle.
Eargo has brought convenient charging to the forefront, making battery worries a thing of the past. The sleek and stylish charger doubles as storage, provides up to 16 hours on a single charge and up to two days of on-the-go charging, and is overall more cost-effective and better for the environment than disposable batteries.
With Eargo, recharging isn't just about plugging in—it's about plugging into life. So, go ahead and keep the conversations flowing and the laughter ringing, all with the comfort of knowing your Eargo hearing aids have you covered.
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