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The Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids & Rechargeable Hearing Aid Review

Updated 25/03/2021

Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Rechargeable hearing aids vs battery hearing aids

Rechargeable Hearing Aids - An Introduction

As technology evolves, hearing aids get more efficient and easy to use. There is a huge gap between the digital hearing aids of today and the ones your parents or grandparents used to use. Alongside Bluetooth technology, one of the most exciting recent developments is rechargeable hearing aids technology.

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The last redoubt of disposable batteries

For a long time, hearing aids have relied solely on disposable zinc-air batteries. It’s easy to see why, as they are cheap, simple to replace and widely available. But with rechargeable technology making headway in other consumer devices such as smartphones, e-readers and tablets, people started to demand the same convenience with their hearing aids.

Are rechargeable hearing aids better than battery?

Successive iterations of rechargeable digital hearing aid technology were subsequently developed, each improving on the last. But the latest development, called lithium-ion technology, maybe the best yet. This game-changing technology is the first to achieve full days worth of power on one charge.

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 Why use rechargeable hearing aids? 

Are rechargeable hearing aids worth it?  How do rechargeable hearing aids work?

There are many reasons to take advantage of lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid technology. Take a look at the rechargeable hearing aid pros to see if you think investing in them would be a benefit to you.

1. More convenient

You simply place the rechargeable hearing aids in the charging dock overnight to charge and your hearing devices are primed and ready to go in the morning. Most models take advantage of inductive charging, which makes it even easier to charge your hearing aids before bed.

You don't have to remember to buy batteries or carry spares, and your battery won't let you down at the most inopportune times.

2. Better for the environment

Rechargeable hearing aid batteries also contribute to saving the environment. Batteries are fairly difficult to recycle and people don't usually make sure that they are carefully disposed of. Rechargeable batteries must of course also be carefully disposed of, but this is much less often than the average hearing aid battery!

Also, corrosive materials and heavy metals are commonly found in many hearing aid batteries because of the battery production process. The casing can disintegrate if the batteries are not properly disposed of, causing these harmful substances to leak into the environment. This can lead to soil and water contamination and can negatively affect animals as well as humans.

3. Better for the less dextrous

You don't have to mess with small batteries every few days with rechargeable hearing aid batteries. If someone has visual or dexterity issues, the small size of conventional disposable hearing aid batteries and hearing aids themselves can be tricky to replace.

4. No need to compromise on features

Batteries did not need to be replaced often with older hearing aid models because they had no wireless and digital functionality. But traditional zinc-air batteries do not last as long as they once did with newer hearing aid models, because of today's more advanced technology. You could have to switch the batteries a few times a week, instead of once a month.

But lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aid batteries can keep up with all the power needs of today's digital technology while maintaining enough charge for an entire day of the hearing.

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The best rechargeable hearing aids

Our rechargeable hearing aid review from our experts

Below is what we believe to be the best rechargeable hearing aids on the market.  This list will change throughout the year to reflect new hearing aid launches, advanced technology and if we feel there is a better alternative.

Oticon More rechargeable hearing aid

Oticon More Rechargeable Hearing Aids

The Oticon More miniRITE R is one of the industry's discreet rechargeable hearing aid styles with the technology for you to gain from all relevant sounds.  This means it assists the brain in making sense of the sound you hear with the simplicity and convenience of a double push-button to control your volume and programmes.  Featuring seamless Bluetooth technology to pair to all your at-home devices.

What is interesting here, is with this Oticon hearing aid, you can get the convenience of a full day of hearing and streaming in just 3 hours charge.  Plus, six hours of power in only 30 minutes charge.  Quite a handy function if you find yourself low in battery and need a quick boost.

However, please be aware that they are generalising here, it all depends on the level of your hearing loss, use pattern, active features, sound environment, age of the battery and use of streaming.

£1895
per aid
£3695
per pair
£1895
per aid
£3695
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1895
per aid
£3695
per pair

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Oticon More aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Oticon More Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Oticon More aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Oticon More Full Range
£1695
per aid
£3295
per pair
£1695
per aid
£3295
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1695
per aid
£3295
per pair

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.   All Oticon More aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Oticon More Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.   All Oticon More aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Oticon More Full Range
£1395
per aid
£2595
per pair
£1395
per aid
£2595
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1395
per aid
£2595
per pair

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.   All Oticon More aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Oticon More Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.   All Oticon More aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Oticon More Full Range

Phonak Paradise rechargeable hearing aid

Phonak Audeo Paradise Rechargeable Hearing Aids

A fully charged Paradise Audeo rechargeable hearing aid should deliver 16 hours of power. This statistic is based on 8 hours of listening, 4 hours of streaming (audio via Bluetooth Classic) and 4 hours of TV Connector usage. Technically, if you're not streaming - you could potentially get 24 hours of battery power with this Phonak hearing aid.   So, no more fumbling around in your bag for the spares! There is also enough power to use streaming technology without worrying about running out of charge.

Delivering seamless transmission of audio to both ears via iPhone, Android smartphone and many other Bluetooth devices.  This Phonak model is one of the first to take advantage of digital solutions and universal Bluetooth connectivity.  It offers up to eight paired devices, as well as two to be connected at the same time.

For instance, you can accept and end calls, pause and resume streaming and activate Voice Assistant on your smartphone - such as Siri. Effectively, using the Voice Assistant and Tap Control together should make for easy-going access to great control and functionality, without the annoyance of multiple button pressing.  As this hearing aid is relatively new (August 2020) and it uses standard Bluetooth technology - only time will tell how easy it is to switch from different Bluetooth devices.  especially when more than one is used at the same time.

£1695
per aid
£2895
per pair
£1695
per aid
£2895
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1695
per aid
£2895
per pair

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, P, UP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
 
Phonak Paradise Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, P, UP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
 
Phonak Paradise Full Range
£1395
per aid
£2595
per pair
£1395
per aid
£2595
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1395
per aid
£2595
per pair

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, P, UP

4 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
Phonak Paradise Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, P, UP

4 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
Phonak Paradise Full Range
£1195
per aid
£2195
per pair
£1195
per aid
£2195
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1195
per aid
£2195
per pair

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, P, UP

4 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
Phonak Paradise Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, P, UP

4 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
Phonak Paradise Full Range
£995
per aid
£1895
per pair
£995
per aid
£1895
per pair
Tech Rating:
£995
per aid
£1895
per pair

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, P, UP

4 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
Phonak Paradise Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, P, UP

4 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
Phonak Paradise Full Range

Signia Pure X rechargeable hearing aid

Signia Pure X Charge & Go Rechargeable Hearing Aids

The Signia Pure X incorporates the Xperience technology - so you'll benefit from hearing what matters with 360 degree sound and motion sensors, as well as versatile rechargeable hearing aids.  Take advantage of the high-capacity lithium-ion battery, alongside innovative wireless charging technology. 

Also boasting a natural-sounding own voice during use, as well as Bluetooth connectivity to all smartphones and Bluetooth-enabled devices. Wireless charging means that consumers do not need to care about the precise positioning of their hearing aids on the recharge port because charging doesn't rely on electrical contacts.

Charge these longer-lasting Signia hearing aids fully while you sleep, so that they are always ready to go when you are.  It delivers a full day’s ultra-durable hearing performance and Signia's fast charging options can also give you a quick burst of power to keep you going when you need it most.  Never worry about changing batteries again.

£1595
per aid
£2795
per pair
£1595
per aid
£2795
per pair

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, BTE, P, SP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable at no extra cost.

Signia Xperience Full Range

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, BTE, P, SP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable at no extra cost.

Signia Xperience Full Range
£1395
per aid
£2395
per pair
£1395
per aid
£2395
per pair

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, BTE, P, SP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable at no extra cost.

Signia Xperience Full Range

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, BTE, P, SP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable at no extra cost.

Signia Xperience Full Range
£1095
per aid
£1995
per pair
£1095
per aid
£1995
per pair

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, BTE, P, SP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable at no extra cost.

Signia Xperience Full Range

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, BTE, P, SP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable at no extra cost.

Signia Xperience Full Range
£895
per aid
£1695
per pair
£895
per aid
£1695
per pair

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, BTE, P, SP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable at no extra cost.

Signia Xperience Full Range

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC, BTE, P, SP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable at no extra cost.

Signia Xperience Full Range
£695
per aid
£1195
per pair
£695
per aid
£1195
per pair

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC. BTE, P, SP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable at no extra cost.

Signia Xperience Full Range

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC. BTE, P, SP

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable at no extra cost.

Signia Xperience Full Range

Resound ONE rechargeable hearing aids

Resound ONE Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Resound ONE rechargeable hearing aids sit comfortably behind the ear and have more space for extra power and features - even though they are small and discreet.  Giving wearers the freedom of a high-quality sound experience without the worries of losing power or carrying spare batteries.  This model comes with a modern and premium power bank with up to three weeks of quick charging on the go.  An ideal functionality when you are going away for the weekend, as there's no power outlet needed.

This Resound model has a vibrant sound spectrum available, allowing individuals to improve their speech understanding significantly. The sound quality when listening to music is also superlative. Hearing professionals can even modify the settings of a patient's hearing aids without them having to make a visit to the clinic.

£1695
per aid
£2995
per pair
£1695
per aid
£2995
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1695
per aid
£2995
per pair

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

Resound ONE Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

Resound ONE Full Range
£1395
per aid
£2595
per pair
£1395
per aid
£2595
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1395
per aid
£2595
per pair

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
Resound ONE Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
Resound ONE Full Range
£1195
per aid
£2295
per pair
£1195
per aid
£2295
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1195
per aid
£2295
per pair

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
Resound ONE Full Range

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 Year Warranty Included. Rechargeable version is an additional £50 per aid.

 
Resound ONE Full Range

Bernafon Alpha rechargeable hearing aids

Bernafon Alpha Rechargeable Hearing Aids

The Bernafon Alpha rechargeable miniRITE T R hearing aids offer power for a full day of use including sound streaming and phone calls. The lithium-ion batteries are fast charging in the newly-designed nifty plug & play charger.

The Alpha hearing aid itself is currently the only hearing aid with Hybrid technology - combining the best of two processing approaches throughout the entire signal path. Working independently or together, Bernafon's Hybrid Technology strikes the right balance for optimised performance in countless listening situations.

£1795
per aid
£3195
per pair
£1795
per aid
£3195
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1795
per aid
£3195
per pair

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range
£1395
per aid
£2695
per pair
£1395
per aid
£2695
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1395
per aid
£2695
per pair

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range
£1195
per aid
£2295
per pair
£1195
per aid
£2295
per pair
Tech Rating:
£1195
per aid
£2295
per pair

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range

 

 

Behind the Ear
Fitting Styles: RIC

5 year warranty included.  All Bernafon Alpha aids are rechargeable and price includes recharging station.

Bernafon Alpha Full Range

Digital rechargeable hearing aids

Other common questions about rechargeable hearing aids

What do rechargeable hearing aids look like?

Rechargeable hearing aids generally look the same as the ones that require you to change the battery.  In some cases, the shape might be more slim-lined or shorter, as the model doesn't have a battery compartment door.

Rechargeable Hearing Aids Prices - Are rechargeable hearing aids more expensive?

If you are wondering how much rechargeable hearing aids cost - expect to pay slightly more for these type of devices.  Rechargeable hearing aids are generally premium products from the industry's top hearing aid brands, so as a rough guide - a pair usually starts from around £1,095.  However, it really depends on what features and functions they have as well as the hearing aid manufacturer.

How long do the batteries in rechargeable hearing aids last?

Pretty much all rechargeable hearing aid manufacturers state that their ranges offer a full day of power in one single charge, then you can recharge them while you sleep.  The duration of battery life depends on how you use your hearing aids.  For instance, if you stream quite a lot in the day - the batteries won't last as long.

What are the rechargeable hearing aid brands?

Pretty much all the current hearing aid manufacturers in the industry offer rechargeable options.  Please see our latest pricelist of all the brands and models we offer here

Rechargeable Hearing Aids NHS - Does the NHS offer rechargeable hearing aids?

A lot of our customers ask whether or not the NHS offer rechargeable hearing aids - and the short answer is no.  Even though the NHS provide a commendable service to the hearing loss community, they currently don't have any rechargeable digital hearing aid options available. 

Looking for rechargeable hearing aids with Bluetooth?

All rechargeable hearing aids have Bluetooth connectivity within and this technology will only become more advanced, more efficient and faster in the future.  The hearing aids on the market are either Made for iPhone or Made for Any Phone / Android.  To find out more about these types of hearing aids - please visit our Bluetooth information page here

 Rechargeable Hearing Aids

The Consumer Rechargeable Hearing Aid Tick List

Here is our consumer tick list for those who are thinking about rechargeable hearing aids and some ideas of questions you might want to ask your audiologist.  We hope you find this criterion useful:

Longest-lasting Battery:  Which hearing aid offers the highest number of hours battery life when the hearing aid is fully charged?

Fastest Charging:  What hearing aid devices charge the fastest?

Replacing Batteries:  How often do the batteries need replacing?  What is the process for this?

Charging Station:  Are they small and portable?  Do they offer a charging boost on the go?

This article was written by Paul Harrison

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Managing Director & founder of Hearing Aid UK, with over 20 years of audiology experience and a member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists Council (BSHAA) between 2015-2020.

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