A hearing aid with rechargeable batteries has been of interest to many of our patients—especially since OHC gives patients FREE batteries for the life of the hearing aid. OHC will even mail these free batteries to people who don’t live close to Oklahoma City.
As you can probably guess, this can save our patients quite a bit of money over a hearing aid’s lifetime of about five years. Some people put in a new battery once a month, so you can imagine how the savings will add up over time.
Changing hearing aid batteries and remembering to always carry them along has become universally accepted for those that require hearing aids—because until recently, there has been no other option. Not to mention, changing out hearing aid batteries can be a challenge for people with arthritis in their hands and fingers.
Fortunately, developments in battery technology mean that there are now hearing aids that do not require this frequent changing of hearing aid batteries.
Rechargeable hearing aids have batteries inside that are similar to the battery technology used in mobile phones, which means all that you have to do is charge the hearing aids overnight and you will have a fully charged hearing aid the entire day. There are also options for chargers that you can keep in your car, so you can always be sure you have an option for charging available to you.
OHC recommends getting the rechargeable hearing aid from Phonak or Seimens. The eCharger recharges and dehumidifies hearing aids overnight, so you don’t have to worry about changing batteries. The car adapter lets you take your eCharger with you even when you’re on the road, so you can top off your hearing aid batteries wherever you go.
So, call OHC today to find out how you can get your free batteries, and let us know if you need any further recommendations for what we consider to be the best chargers and brands.