Using your rechargeable
hearing aids


Tips and tricks to get the most out of your rechargeables

Your hearing aids are an integral part of your hearing health. Keeping them in tip-top shape and using them properly ensures they last longer and operate efficiently. This mini-guide will help you get started with the basic functions of your Oticon rechargeable hearing aids, ensuring they work optimally for you every time you want – and need – to wear them, even on the go.

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    Inserting your hearing aids into the chargers

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    Powering the lithium-ion chargers for best results

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    Drying your hearing aids using a Dri Aid kit or SmartCharger

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    Pairing your hearing aids with the TV Adapter

Inserting your hearing aids into the chargers

When you’re ready to charge your hearing aids (always fully charge before first-time use), follow these easy step-by-step instructions.*


Desktop Charger: You’ll know that your desktop charger is working and plugged into the wall socket correctly when the green light in the front is lit up.

SmartCharger: The charger will show green LEDs briefly when unplugged or plugged in, on the back of the charger to show that it is working and ready to charge your hearing aids.



Desktop Charger/SmartCharger: Place your hearing aids in your charger so the speakers or earhook with mold/dome fall into the little shelf on the back of the charger (see image).

Check to be sure you place the right hearing aid into the slot next to the red dot and the left hearing aid into the slot next to the blue dot on the charger. (If custom molds are attached, look for red/blue serial numbers.)

SmartCharger: The charger’s lid serves as protection and storage for your rechargeable hearing aids. The lid should be closed during charging. When you open the lid, the LEDs in your hearing aids light up to indicate their charging status.


Your hearing aid lights should turn on when placed in the charger (see front view in step 1). Red/orange = charging, green = fully charged. A fully drained hearing aid will be charged in three hours.** The charging process stops when your hearing aids are fully charged, so you can feel free to leave them in the charger when not in use.

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


If you don’t see lights on your hearing aids, try following these steps again to ensure you’ve placed them correctly in the charger.

*Oticon SmartCharger is only compatible with Oticon Real™, Oticon More™, Oticon Zircon and Oticon Play PX.


Powering the lithium-ion chargers for best results

Desktop charger: To power the lithium-ion charger, simply insert the USB plug into the power plug, and the power plug into a wall socket. You’ll know it’s working when the green light in front turns on.

Ensure your charger is always connected to a power source when your hearing aids are placed in it. Otherwise your hearing aids will turn on and their batteries will begin to drain.

SmartCharger: The SmartCharger contains a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery that doubles as a power bank. This lets you fully charge a pair of hearing aids a minimum of three times on a fully-charged power bank while you are on-the-go.

When the charger is plugged into a power source
• Your hearing aids and the charger’s built-in battery are being charged.

When the charger is unplugged from a power source
• The charger enters Power bank mode, letting you charge your hearing aids when you do not have access to a power socket.


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For optimal performance, the desktop charger should be connected directly to a wall socket.


Drying your hearing aids using a Dri-Aid kit or SmartCharger

Because of the lithium-ion rechargeable battery, it’s important to keep your rechargeable hearing aids dry and out of extreme temperatures. We recommend the following if your hearing aids get sweaty or wet, especially during the humid conditions of summer.

  • Traditional Dri-Aid systems – These systems come with a sealed container and desiccant, which easily removes damaging moisture. They’re quite affordable but can take some time to dry hearing aids completely.

  • PerfectDry Lux® – This hearing aid dehumidifier system both disinfects and dries your hearing aids in about 30 minutes.

  • SmartCharger – Drying function automatically removes moisture from hearing aids.


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For best results, after using the PerfectDry Lux®, let your hearing aids cool down for about 15 minutes before recharging them.

Don’t forget to allow for recharging time after you dry your hearing aids.


Pairing your rechargeable hearing aids with the TV Adapter

To pair the TV Adapter box with your rechargeable hearing aids, follow these important steps:

  1. Turn your hearing aids off. Press and hold the lower part of the push button (for miniRITE R) or push button (for miniBTE) for approximately 3 seconds (until the light turns red). You’ll know your hearing aid is off when you hear 4 descending tones.
  2. Turn your hearing aids back on. Press and hold the lower part of the push button (for miniRITE R) or push button (for miniBTE) for approximately 2 seconds (until the light turns green). You’ll know it’s on when the startup jingle plays.
  3. Pair with the TV Adapter. Just place the hearing aids on top of the TV Adapter to pair the devices. You'll know pairing is complete when the pairing indicator light on the TV Adapter turns blue.
  4. Complete pairing. To complete pairing, leave hearing aids on top of the TV Adapter until the power indicator light turns red (if the TV is turned off) or green (if the TV is on). Then you’re all set!


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Unlike other products, there’s no need to open and close the battery door on the miniRITE R hearing aid.


By keeping these tips and tricks in mind, you can enjoy optimal hearing health with your Oticon rechargeable devices.

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