Hearing Aid Charger Technology
Hi, This is Dr. Egan from Now Hear This, and today I want to talk to you about different kinds of hearing aid chargers. Nowadays, pretty much every hearing aid company has a hearing aid that comes in a battery model and a rechargeable model.
The battery model is good for people who are avid travers or campers, who don’t want to worry about finding an outlet or bringing an adaptor on their trip.
90% of our patients now are choosing the rechargeable model because of its convenience. You simply set the hearing aid in the charger while you are sleeping and put it on your ears when you wake up.
There are many different kinds of hearing aid chargers, and different lifestyle factors might impact which is best for you. For example, this charger by Oticon is one of the easiest to use when you have dexterity concerns, like arthritis. This charger by Widex has a UV cycle that eliminates up to 99.99% of bacteria, yeast and viruses, which is great for someone who is constantly out in active environments. This charger by Signia is portable and great for someone who works varying hours or may need to charge the aids throughout the day.
It’s important for an audiologist to be thorough in learning about a patient’s lifestyle needs so that they can find the right hearing aid and charger for you. This is why we work with all seven major hearing aid manufacturers, so we can always find the right fit for each patient