Which is Better: Battery Operated VS Rechargeable Hearing Aid

which is better battery operated vs rechargeable hearing aid

The History of Hearing Aid

The hearing aids that we have seen today are so much smaller, trendier, more colourful and definitely, more effective than it used to be. But hearing aids have a long history, people of the olden days used to have a tool that shaped like a horn with holes at both ends to receive louder noise/sound volume. Unfortunately, people with profound or neurological hearing loss could not receive those sounds into the ears.

After the invention of the telephone, the idea of electrical hearing aid with more sophisticated features became a reality. Thanks to Miller Reese Hutchison, the person who invented the first hearing aid back in the year 1898, Mr. Hutchison used electric current to amplify weak signals and the first electrical hearing aid was created. 

Limited by the technology of the olden days, not many hearing aids were produced and even lesser people can afford it. As the digital era has ushered in new technology, modern hearing aids have become better, more efficient and affordable. Investing in proper hearing aid can drastically increase the quality of life. 

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Rechargeable Hearing Aid

Rechargeable hearing aid comes with many functions. You can charge them at night or when you are not using them. SoundLife Hearing offers a range of rechargeable hearing aids that have advanced noise reduction technology and precise directional microphones to help make speech sound more natural and easier to hear in today’s complex listening environments. 

With the battery built into the device, it means you will never have to worry about a battery going dead, and no more troubles of changing the battery. Modern hearing aids give you power that lasts longer than a full day. Other benefits of rechargeable hearing aid include:

  1. Better Energy Efficiency
  2. Environmentally Friendly
  3. No Extra Costs on Batteries
  4. Friendlier and More Accessible for Older Users

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Battery Operated Hearing Aid 

A battery operated hearing aid is a bit cheaper compared to the rechargeable hearing aids. Hearing aid batteries use zinc-air technology and are powered by oxidizing zinc with oxygen from the air. The batteries will usually last for about 4-10 days, depending on the size of the battery, the user’s listening environment, their usage such as wear time and stream time as well as the complexity of the hearing aids technology features. 

It might not be the most convenient hearing aid that you can get out there as you need to change its battery once it finishes, but when you’re travelling around, you don’t have to worry about the charger. The good thing is that you can find the batteries at the nearest hearing aid centre.

Visit our store at https://www.soundlife.com.my/hearing-aids-brands/ to look into various models of both rechargeable and battery operated hearing aids. 


SoundLife Hearing to the Rescue

The diagnosis of hearing loss can be an overwhelming experience. If your tests indicate that you need assistance with hearing aids, we understand it can be a little confusing. You’ll be asking yourself these questions such as:

  • Which one do I need?
  • Is it expensive?
  • Will it change my lifestyle?
  • Can hearing aid be helpful?

We at SoundLife Hearing will answer all your questions. Getting hearing aids can be a big step. It can mean accepting that you have hearing loss. After choosing the best hearing aid technology for you and your needs, there are still important processes such as fitting, adjusting, and caring guides on how to take care of your new hearing aids. 

You don’t have to be alone in this journey. Let us help you to explore your options and we can begin the right treatment for you. Schedule an appointment with us and find out more how we can enhance your hearing.