Living With a Hearing Aid


Getting the most out of your rechargeable hearing aids

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If you’re used to batteries, rechargeable hearing devices can take some getting used to. You might wonder when you should charge your hearing aids or worry that your hearing devices will run out of power at an inopportune time. With our tips and tricks, you’ll have the confidence of knowing when you wake up in the morning, your hearing aids will be charged and powered for a full day*.

How long will your rechargeable hearing aid batteries last? Oticon More™, Oticon Zircon and Oticon Play PX’s powerful miniRITE R and miniBTE R rechargeable styles provide a full day of battery life* after just three hours of charging**. The best time to charge your hearing aids is at night when you’re not using them. Just place them in the charger when you take them out before bed, and you’ll wake up every morning to fully charged hearing devices, fresh and ready to take on the day with you.

For a great visual reminder to charge your hearing aids before you turn in for the night, keep your charger next to your bed. That way, when you take out your devices before you go to sleep, the charger is right there. Plus, your Oticon desktop charger is small and discreet enough to fit right on your bedstand.

Plug your charger directly into a wall socket – avoid using an extension cord as this could potentially damage the charger. Extreme heat or cold is also bad for the health of your hearing device; for the best results you should keep your charger and your hearing aids in a room between 50° and 90° F.

This can shorten the life of your rechargeable batteries. And, getting into the habit of placing your hearing aids into an unplugged charger can prevent you from powering up your devices just when you need them most. Always ensure the lights are illuminated on your charger when you place your hearing aids in at the end of the day.

Don’t worry if you’re caught with a low battery. A quick 30-minute charge gives you an extra six hours of use***, so you’ll never be without your hearing aids. Plus, our SmartCharger for miniRITE R style hearing aids allows portable power on the go – great for active and busy lifestyles!

Want to learn more about rechargeable hearing aids? Contact a hearing care provider in your area today!

*Lithium-ion performance varies depending on hearing loss, lifestyle and streaming behavior.

**Three and a half hours gives a full day for miniBTE R.

***30 minutes give an additional five hours for miniBTE R.

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