How to Choose the Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids
An estimated one in seven Australians and three out of four over 70 are affected by hearing loss(1). And while rechargeable hearing aids won’t cure your hearing problem, aids plus rehabilitation and training can help you hear your world.
There are several brands and hearing aid models available in Australia, but what do you look for when you want to choose rechargeable hearing aids? One sure-fire way is to call ACE Audiology and make an appointment to consult one of our hearing professionals for a hearing test and to discuss your level of hearing loss.
What hearing aids do: hearing aids magnify sound vibrations that enter the ear and help improve your hearing and ability to comprehend speech.
Regardless of the brand or type, hearing aids are comprised of three different parts:
- An amplifier
- A microphone
- A speaker
Sound enters your ear via the microphone, which converts the sound to an electrical signal. The signals are amplified to increase the signal’s power. The signal is then sent through the amplifier to the ear through the speaker.
How to Choose Rechargeable Hearing Aids
The price of a pair of rechargeable hearing aids will no doubt govern your choice of the best device if you are not eligible for assistance from the government. A cost of a single rechargeable hearing aid starts around $1800 for the least featured version and can reach $4,500 each for the most advanced.
As one of the most expensive items, someone who has hearing loss will buy, it means making the right choice is essential. Check our website for the many funding options to help you pay for your aids and other hearing needs.
Look For Rechargeable Hearing Aids
It’s reasonable, though, to have some anxiety about the dependability of your devices and whether the marketing is genuine since the technology has such an impact on your quality of life. So it’s crucial that your hearing aids are dependable, work properly and have rechargeable hearing aid batteries.
Therefore, the most obvious reason to choose the best rechargeable hearing aids over hearing aids with disposable batteries, or removable rechargeable batteries, is that you will have fewer worries about losing battery power. Manufacturers are moving towards hearing aids with Lithium-Ion batteries, which are the most popular.
Which Kind of Rechargeable Hearing Aid is Best For Me?
There are many brands of rechargeable hearing aids available in Australia that provide excellent sound quality. They are also equipped with unique features like speech enhancement and tinnitus masking for sound clarity in noisy environments. Rechargeable hearing aids are available as ITE (in-the-ear) and BTE (behind-the-ear) models.
Many brands are cost-effective and convenient since their batteries are long-life and don’t need changing. Talk to an ACE Audiology hearing specialist to discuss your needs, whether you have mild, moderate or severe hearing loss.
Choosing Invisible or Visible Rechargeable Hearing Aids
With the amount and variety of hearing aids on the market today, it can be challenging to know which one is best for you.
Your comfort, level of hearing loss, and desire for device invisibility may all play a role in the type of rechargeable hearing aid you choose. You might need a hearing aid that helps with tinnitus or noise reduction in the wind or other atmospheric conditions.
Look for additional features such as remote controls and Bluetooth connectivity, which can affect the price and might or might not be important for your needs.
The Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids
There is no one “best brand” of rechargeable hearing aid. Although this doesn’t mean all brands are the same. All the different brands and models of rechargeable hearing aids may focus on the many other aspects of hearing loss, so one brand may suit your needs better than another.
The Bernafon Viron 9 MiniRITE T R Model
While all the different hearing aid manufacturers have a different version of Lithium-Ion rechargeable hearing aids, here at ACE Audiology, we believe the Bernafon Viron 9 miniRITE T R model has achieved the right balance between operability, functionality and servicing. Another plus with this brand is that the Viron miniRITE is available in levels seven and five.
Call us today to schedule an appointment with an ACE Audiology hearing professional to discuss your rechargeable hearing aid options. Phone our Bulleen clinic on 03 9850 8888 or Ivanhoe on 03 9440 9409.