Rechargeable Hearing Aids

by | Jan 24, 2023 | Hearing Aids, Patient Resources, Technology

Rechargeable hearing aids are becoming more common. Day-to-day, we already charge so many of our devices, so it makes sense to charge your hearing aids each night.
As with all things, there are benefits and limitations to using a rechargeable hearing aid. Today’s blog will inform you about the pros and cons of rechargeable hearing aids so you can learn if they are right for you.


  • Rechargeable hearing aids are small and sleek, with a battery large enough to provide a full day of power on a single charge.
  • They are more user-friendly, especially for individuals with dexterity problems or low vision or those who want the convenience of not changing a battery. Traditional disposable hearing aid batteries are quite small and must be changed every 3-12 days, depending on the size of the battery and style of hearing aid.
  • Rechargeable batteries are encased in the hearing aid and do not need to be changed. At the end of the day, simply place your rechargeable hearing aids into the charger and by morning, they will be fully charged to give you enough battery life for an entire day.
  • They reduce the amount of packaging waste that results from using disposable batteries. Depending on the size of the hearing aid battery, hearing aids can use up to 100 batteries a year, resulting in a lot of waste!
  • The ability to stream wirelessly from devices such as phones and TVs has been a significant benefit to hearing aid users. However, streaming with a disposable battery usually drains the battery life much faster. With a rechargeable hearing aid, you do not need to worry about the amount of time you are streaming.
  • Smartphone apps that allow you to control your hearing aids with ease also provide a real-time indicator of the amount of battery life remaining in your rechargeable hearing aid. This helps you avoid the guesswork of wondering when your disposable battery will die.


  • Although rechargeable hearing aids are available in small and discreet styles, they are not available in every style of hearing aid. Most rechargeable hearing aids are available as a behind-the-ear (BTE), receiver-in-canal (RIC), or in-the-ear (ITE) style. As rechargeable hearing aids become the norm, we will likely see more hearing aid styles becoming available as a rechargeable option.
  • They are reliant on an encased rechargeable battery that can’t be swapped for a disposable battery. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you are charging your hearing aids each night. As a rule, if your hearing aids are not in your ears, they should be in your charger. However, this also decreases the likelihood that you will lose or misplace your hearing aids.

Stay tuned for future blog posts as your Audiologist, Dario Coletta, reviews the newest rechargeable hearing aids.

Contact our hearing aid clinic located in Mississauga, ON to schedule an appointment with our hearing care team to find out if a rechargeable hearing aid is the best solution for your hearing needs.

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Dario Coletta

Dario Coletta M.Sc., Au.D., Reg. CASLPO Doctor of Audiology is the head Audiologist of Port Credit Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic. Dario obtained his Doctor of Audiology from A.T. Still University and Master of Science in Audiology from the University of British Columbia following his Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto. He currently holds lecturer status at the University of Toronto in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Dario continues to work part-time at the Toronto General Hospital and has knowledge in advanced diagnostics, bespoke hearing aid fittings, and cerumen management. Dario also has a special interest in managing and counselling patients with tinnitus. He brings knowledge and efficiency in prescribing and fitting the newest hearing aid technology, and is committed to helping patients find an individualized solution for their hearing healthcare concerns.