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The Latest Rechargeable Hearing Aids in Worcester & Stratford upon Avon

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Rechargeable Hearing Aids in Worcester and Stratford

Rechargeable hearing aids offer convenience and all day power, what’s not to like? Call us on 01789 264 111 to book your free consultation now.

Rechargeable Digital Hearing Aids

Modern rechargeable hearing aids have proven really popular with hearing aid users. In fact, talking to other professionals it appears that most consumers want rechargeable devices. We have been using rechargeable hearing aids from all of the big hearing device brands in Stratford for several years now and we have had some amazing success. This article is dedicated to the rechargeable hearing aids we provide in Stratford and will be updated as more new innovations come along.

Rechargeable Hearing Aid Prices

Rechargeable hearing aid prices range between £1100 to £2150 depending on technology level. Our outstanding care and service package remains the same no matter what technology is purchased. We also offer Real Ear Measurements with every hearing aid we fit, no matter the technology level. You can see our hearing aid package prices here.

Real Ear Measurements

Real Ear Measurements are the only way that hearing aid function can be verified in the ear. It allows us to clearly see what the hearing aid is doing, and to make changes if needed. It is the best practice process to ensure your hearing aid is delivering exactly what it should be.

Phonak was the first hearing aid brand to introduce lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids. Since then every hearing aid manufacturer with the exception of Widex has introduced lithium-ion rechargeable aids. Although, we believe that is to change in 2020 with the introduction of a lithium-ion powered Widex hearing aid.

In The Ear Rechargeable Hearing Aids

It also appears that 2020 will be the year of the lithium-ion rechargeable In The Ear hearing aids. Starkey has announced the introduction of a new lithium-ion powered rechargeable Bluetooth In The Ear hearing aid that they are calling the Edge AI. Details are scarce right now, but we expect to be able to discuss them in the next month or so.

Rechargeable Hearing Aids Available Now

We deal with many of the major hearing aid brands and that means we have an extensive choice of rechargeable hearing aids. The devices we provide are as follows:

  1. Oticon Opn S miniRite-R: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable RIC from Oticon
  2. Phonak Audeo Marvel R: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable RIC from Phonak
  3. Phonak Audeo Marvel R-T: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable RIC with telecoil from Phonak
  4. Phonak Bolero Marvel P-R: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable BTE with telecoil from Phonak
  5. Signia Styletto Connect: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable slim RIC from Signia
  6. Signia Charge N Go X: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable RIC from Signia (can be fitted with telecoil)
  7. Signia Styletto: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable slim RIC from Signia
  8. Resound LiNX Quattro Rechargeable: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable RIC from Resound
  9. Unitron Moxi Jump R Discover: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable RIC from Unitron
  10. Unitron Moxi Jump R With Telecoil Discover: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable RIC with telecoil from Unitron
  11. Unitron Stride P R Discover: Lithium-ion powered rechargeable BTE from Unitron

Why Should You Consider Rechargeable Hearing Aids?

Generally, rechargeable hearing aid options are not much more expensive than the models that use traditional hearing aid batteries, so the cost of adoption is negligible. They offer real ease of use, you don’t need to consider changing batteries, you simply charge them and they work. The battery life on lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids is excellent, it means even if you like to stream a lot of audio, they will last you the full day.

How Long Do Rechargeable Hearing Aids Last?

The hearing aids themselves should last for anything up to seven to ten years, the batteries are a slightly different thing. It is recommended that lithium-ion batteries are replaced every six years. In many of the hearing aids available, the batteries are sealed within the hearing aid and are usually removable only by the hearing aid manufacturer. The batteries will continue to function after the replacement period, they just might not deliver a full day’s worth of use any longer.

Resound introduced the LiNX Quattro in late 2018 with a whopping thirty hours of battery life even when streaming. The devices are powered by Lithium-ion and Resound has been very clever with its recharger case design. It offers several days of charge on the go. With that type of battery life, I would imagine that the replacement of the battery will probably not be an issue for many years.

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Let’s Take A Look At What’s Available

 

Looking for Rechargeable hearing aids? Call us on 01905 617803 to book your consultation in Worcester and 01789 264 111 to book your assessment in Stratford Upon Avon.

Starkey Edge AI

A Rechargeable In The Ear Hearing Aid

Since lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids were introduced in 2016 many people have wondered if the technology would transfer to In The Ear (ITE) hearing aids. While there have been plenty of rumours about the different hearing aid brands working on the devices, we haven’t seen any introduced up to now. In February 2020, that will all change with the introduction of the new Starkey Edge AI range. For the first time, we will have a lithium-ion powered rechargeable ITE.

Starkey Edge AI

Half Shell Model?

The device is a half-shell device but that does depend on the size of the ear canal and ear. It is a dual-mic custom device with a push button. The faceplate is raised in the middle with the charging contacts. While the image shows a black device, it will be available in the more traditional colours as well.

Made For iPhone, Made For Android

The devices are Bluetooth enabled and will offer a direct connection to both iPhones and some Android 10 phones. That means direct audio streaming and call audio from those phones without any intermediary streamers.

Lithium-ion Powered

Making a custom hearing aid rechargeable has been technically difficult, the main issue has really how are you going to charge it. Obviously, Starkey has solved the issue and this will be the first-ever lithium-ion powered custom hearing aid. They say the lithium-ion cell will give you 23 hours of battery life between charges.

Blurring The Lines

Starkey has been blurring the lines between Hearables and Hearing Aids for a while now. The introduction of the lithium-ion powered Bluetooth ITE (In The Ear) device certainly does that. In fact, I think it is the first device from the hearing aid industry that can be firmly called a Hearable.

Oticon Rechargeable Digital Hearing Aids

In March 2019 Oticon announced the release of their new Opn S platform which is their latest premium device. As part of this launch, Oticon introduced a very discrete lithium-ion powered rechargeable device across their three levels of technology. They are really good hearing aids but they only offer a desktop charger. It means that if you want to charge it you need to plug it in. This may seem obvious, but other hearing aid brands have designed chargers that will hold extra charges and can easily be thrown in a pocket.

Oticon Rechargeable Hearing Aid Prices

Oticon Rechargeable hearing aid prices range between £1400 to £2150 depending on technology level. Our outstanding care and service package remains the same no matter what technology is purchased. We also offer Real Ear Measurements with every hearing aid we fit, no matter the technology level.

Opn S Rechargeable hearing aid

Opn S miniRITE-R

This is a wireless slimline Rechargeable ‘Mini-Receiver-In-the-Ear (miniRITE)’ hearing aid using a lithium-ion battery pack which can be easily replaced in the clinic rather than having to go back to the factory. I really see that as a plus.

They are small and pretty discreet hearing devices and come in a range of shades and bright colours. They offer four levels of receiver power allowing hearing losses from mild to severe to profound to be fitted. The internet-enabled Oticon Opn S comes with a number of additional features because it can connect to devices via the internet and Bluetooth.

The hearing aids will connect directly to your Apple Smartphone so you can make phone calls and listen to music without any intermediate streaming device. There are strong rumours that they will also be able to connect directly to Android 10 phones in 2020.

What are the key features

  • Easily replaced rechargeable batteries
  • 3 hours charging for a full day of use, including streaming*.
  • Connect to a TV, computer, smartphone and more via Bluetooth®
  • Tinnitus SoundSupport™ can play tinnitus relief sounds
  • Control hearing aids with the Oticon ON App
  • A Made for iPhone®  and soon a Made For Android hearing aid
  • With Telecoil (T-coil) that offers access to FM systems using a neckloop receiver
  • Volume and programme button
  • For mild to severe hearing loss
  • Water and dust resistant to IP68 standard
  • * Oticon say that expected operating time for rechargeable battery depends on use pattern, active feature set, hearing loss, sound environment, battery age and use of wireless accessories

Looking for Rechargeable hearing aids? Call us on 01905 617803 to book your consultation in Worcester and 01789 264 111 to book your assessment in Stratford Upon Avon.

You can find out more about the latest Oticon hearing aids here.

 

Phonak Rechargeable Digital Hearing Aids

AS I said earlier, Phonak was the first to offer lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids with the introduction of their first-ever Audeo Belong (Receiver In Canal) rechargeable hearing aids. The devices quickly proved hugely popular with hearing aid users and professionals. With the introduction of their new Marvel Made For Any Phone platform, it appears that they have re-committed themselves to lithium-ion as a power source with two Audeo rechargeable hearing aids and a Bolero Behind The Ear device. Let’s take a quick look.

Phonak Rechargeable Hearing Aid Prices

Phonak Rechargeable hearing aid prices range between £1100 to £2150 depending on technology level. Our outstanding care and service package remains the same no matter what technology is purchased. We also offer Real Ear Measurements with every hearing aid we fit, no matter the technology level.

Bolero Marvel Rechargeable Hearing Aids

The Bolero Marvel range is the latest range of Behind The Ear hearing aids from Phonak. It consists of just two hearing aid models, The Bolero Marvel M and the Bolero Marvel PR. The PR is a lithium-ion powered rechargeable hearing aid. The device will really only cover hearing losses up to moderate to severe. The device is available across the four levels of Phonak hearing aid technology. The Marvel will come with a small charger case but you can purchase a larger charger case that will hold a drying tablet separately. Neither of these charger cases holds extra charges, however, they also offer a power pack that plugs into the bottom of the larger case that will hold several charges for on the go. The large charger case with a battery pack is not exactly pocket-sized though.

Bolero Marvel PR

Bolero Marvel PR with slim tube fitted

The Bolero Marvel PR is slightly larger than the M, but it is still relatively discrete. It uses the same multi-functional button as the smaller M. The PR is a  lithium-ion powered rechargeable hearing aid can be fitted with a slim tube (which you can see above) or an ear hook for traditional tubing and ear mould. The PR will cover hearing losses down to 80 dB in the low to 100 dB in the high frequencies. That, of course, depends on configuration, with the slim tube fitted, that reduces to 70 in the low and 90 dB in the high frequencies.

The PR has all of the features of the Marvel platform with a direct connection to any Bluetooth mobile phones and  Roger devices. It also has a telecoil onboard so it can be used to connect to a Loop System. Phonak say that you will get a full day of use out of one charge and use time is similar to the Audeo. The device will be available in the four levels of technology, the 90, the 70, the 50 and the 30

What Are The Key Features?

  • Stereo Bluetooth streaming: Stereo streaming from any Bluetooth enabled device, that means iPhone, iPad, laptops, computers, Macs, Android phones, Windows phones, hell any Bluetooth-enabled phone.
  • Real Hands-free calling in stereo: Like the Audeo B-direct, the Marvel offers true hands-free calling from Bluetooth-enabled phones and VOIP services like Skype, except, to both hearing aids.
  • TV Streaming: Marvel can stream directly from Bluetooth-enabled TVs, and can also stream from the Phonak TV Connector accessory.
  • Rechargeability: They say all of the Marvel rechargeables will deliver a full day of hearing aid use from a single charge.
  • Remote adjustments: Marvel hearing aids can be adjusted remotely by your hearing expert.
  • New App Eco-System: Brand new apps to make life easier and engage the consumer in the process.
  • RogerDirect: This is really fascinating, for the first time, users will be able to stream from Roger devices directly to their hearing aids.
  • Full Phonak Feature Set: Unlike the Audeo B-direct, the Marvel devices will not be hobbled, they will offer full and up to date inter-ear features.

Audeo Marvel Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Phonak Audeo Marvel

Rechargeable Made For Any Phone Hearing Aids

The Audeo Marvel platform has not one, but two rechargeable models. A Lithium-Ion rechargeable RIC and a Lithium-Ion rechargeable RIC with a telecoil. The Marvel isn’t just a Made For iPhone, it is a Made For Any Phone hearing aid. It is a true Bluetooth hearing aid in all that the concept is.

Audeo Marvel R

Audeo Marvel Rechargeable

The Audeo Marvel R is Phonak’s latest rechargeable Made For Any Phone hearing aid, it is quite discreet and can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses. The device will connect directly to any Bluetooth enabled Mobile phone and will stream phone calls and audio in stereo.

For the first time, Phonak will make the rechargeable device available across all levels of technology. So you will be able to purchase a rechargeable device on the 30 levels of tech. 

Audeo Marvel RT

Audeo Marvel Rechargeable with Telecoil

The Audeo Marvel RT is a rechargeable RIC hearing aid which will have a telecoil. It can be used with several receiver variations meaning it can cover a lot of hearing losses. The device will connect directly to any Bluetooth enabled Mobile phone and will stream phone calls and audio in stereo.

This device is available across all levels of technology. So you will be able to purchase a rechargeable device on the 30 levels of tech if your budget dictates that.

What Are The Key Features?

  • Stereo Bluetooth streaming: Stereo streaming from any Bluetooth enabled device, that means iPhone, iPad, laptops, computers, Macs, Android phones, Windows phones, hell any Bluetooth-enabled phone.
  • Real Hands-free calling in stereo: Like the Audeo B-direct, the Marvel offers true hands-free calling from Bluetooth-enabled phones and VOIP services like Skype, except, to both hearing aids.
  • TV Streaming: Marvel can stream directly from Bluetooth-enabled TVs, and can also stream from the Phonak TV Connector accessory.
  • Rechargeability: They say both Audeo Marvel rechargeables will deliver a full day of hearing aid use from a single charge.
  • Remote adjustments: Marvel hearing aids can be adjusted remotely by your hearing expert.
  • New App Eco-System: Brand new apps to make life easier and engage the consumer in the process.
  • RogerDirect: This is really fascinating, for the first time, users will be able to stream from Roger devices directly to their hearing aids.

Looking for Rechargeable hearing aids? Call us on 01905 617803 to book your consultation in Worcester and 01789 264 111 to book your assessment in Stratford Upon Avon.

Resound Rechargeable Digital Hearing Aids

Resound introduced the new rechargeable hearing aid, the Linx Quatro in 2018. It is a lithium-ion powered hearing aid and they say it will have the best battery life in the industry. The stats they have released look really good and so do the devices. The design of the charger case is outstanding, in fact, it is one of the best charger cases available. Of course, the hearing aids are pretty good too.

Resound Rechargeable Hearing Aid Prices

Resound Rechargeable hearing aid prices range between £1400 to £2150 depending on technology level. Our outstanding care and service package remains the same no matter what technology is purchased. We also offer Real Ear Measurements with every hearing aid we fit, no matter the technology level.

LiNX Quattro LT61

The Quattro rechargeable is a premium device and has now been introduced in a 9, 7 and 5 technology level. They won’t replace the Linx 3D 9, 7 and 5, they will sit above them.

Resound LiNX Quattro Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Longest Battery Life in The Industry

The Quattro has the longest battery life in the industry, even though they are very discreet. Just one three hour charge will give up to twenty-four hours use even if you are streaming for half the time. The charger acts as a carry case and it holds its own charge so that you can charge on the go if you need to. The charger will hold an extra three days of charge but it is small enough to put in a coat pocket. There is an auto on and off function and LEDs that allow you to see at a glance what the charge status is.

Made For iPhone Made For Android Hearing Aid

The Linx Quattro is a direct connection or Made For iPhone hearing aid just like all the Linx devices before it. Resound have redesigned the wireless radio though and they say that it is more powerful than ever before. That should translate into pretty stable connection to the iPhone. The Quattro will also be the first-ever Made For Android hearing aid. ReSound and Google have developed the Made For Android standard. It means a direct connection to at least Google Pixel 3 Android phones and Samsung Galaxy S10 phones. We would expect many more phones to become compatible in 2020.

What Are The Key Features?

  • The aids are Receiver In Canal devices
  • The devices use a brand new chip platform
  • The chip has 100% faster processing than 3D
  • The chip has 100% additional memory over the 3D
  • The devices are available in three new technology level
  • Resound are using a new way of handling directionality inputs
  • They have increased their dynamic input range, calling it industry-leading
  • They have introduced a redesigned wireless radio with extra signal strength
  • They have extended the bandwidth of the devices giving extra high-frequencies
  • The devices are Bluetooth hearing aids, that’s Made For iPhone and Made For Android
  • The Lithium-ion devices will deliver 30 hours of use without streaming on a three-hour charge
  • The rechargeable hearing device will deliver 24 hours of use with 50% streaming on a three-hour charge

Looking for Rechargeable hearing aids? Call us on 01905 617803 to book your consultation in Worcester and 01789 264 111 to book your assessment in Stratford Upon Avon.

You can find out more about the latest Resound hearing aids here.

Signia Rechargeable Digital Hearing Aids

Signia formerly Siemens, were quick to follow Phonak with their lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids. In 2018, Signia introduced a new hearing aid platform called the Nx. As part of this launch, they introduced two new hearing aids called the Pure Charge N Go and the Motion Charge N Go which were both rechargeables. They then introduced an interesting new rechargeable hearing aid called the Styletto which represents a completely new type of hearing device model, a model they call a Slim RIC. In March 2019, they released an upgraded Styletto called the Styletto Connect which is a Bluetooth hearing aid. Their latest hearing aid platform, the Xperience range, was released in October 2019 and it too offered rechargeable hearing aids. Let’s take a look at what they have on offer.

Signia Rechargeable Hearing Aid Prices

Signia Rechargeable hearing aid prices range between £1400 to £2150 depending on technology level. Our outstanding care and service package remains the same no matter what technology is purchased. We also offer Real Ear Measurements with every hearing aid we fit, no matter the technology level.

Styletto Connect

Styletto Connect

We introduce the Styletto Connect first here because we really think it is an interesting hearing aid. The Styletto Connect hearing aid is a discreet device that offers coverage for mild to moderate hearing losses. It is an attractive design that does not look like traditional hearing aids. The charger case is outstanding and it delivers four extra charges for the devices which means you can go away for a long weekend and forget your plug. The Styletto Connect is available in three levels of technology.

The Relevant Power Facts

Signia say that Styletto Connect’s high-capacity power cell will allow for enhanced Bluetooth connectivity. This will enable users to enjoy high-quality, long-lasting stereo streaming of TV audio, music, and phone calls directly to both hearing aids.

They say that you will be able to stream up to five hours per day and still benefit from 16 hours of battery life before needing to recharge. That’s pretty good streaming time and battery life.

The new X platform has several new features which many are excited about already. These are the first hearing aids to use Motion sensors to change how sound is presented. They also offer a new strategy for sound inputs.

Pure Charge&Go X

Signia Pure X Charge N Go

The Pure Charge&Go X will be available from November, it is a lithium-ion powered rechargeable RIC with Bluetooth connectivity. Signia say that the devices have 20% more charging capacity and are 16% smaller than the previous Pure Charge&Go Nx. It adds up to a svelte and discrete device that offers better battery life even with streaming. Signia have introduced a new inductive charger with a lid to protect the hearing aids as they charge, something that many people had complained about. The charger also works as a dehumidifier and is designed to fit custom ear moulds as well. The charger does not hold its own charge though, so it is not an on the go solution.

Motion Charge N Go Nx

Signia Motion Gharge N Go Hearing aids

The Motion hearing aid is a very versatile device that offers coverage for mild, moderate and severe hearing losses. It can be fitted with a thin tube and instant tip, which you can see above, or a traditional ear hook, tube and ear mould. It means that people who like BTEs now have a rechargeable option. The device is available in three levels of technology. Again, the charger does not hold any charge.

The Relevant Power Facts

Signia say that Motion Charge&Go’s high-capacity power cell will allow for enhanced Bluetooth connectivity. This will enable users to enjoy high-quality, long-lasting stereo streaming of TV audio, music, and phone calls directly to both hearing aids.

They say that you will be able to stream up to five hours per day and still benefit from 17 hours of battery life before needing to recharge. That’s pretty good streaming time and battery life.

Pure Charge N Go Nx

Pure Charge N Go NX

This device is a very nicely designed Pure (RIC) device which is powered by a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack, again it offers the new system which separately processes the wearer’s own voice. The hearing aid has a rocker switch which allows programme changes and volume changes. It is IP68 rated. It can also be fitted with the four levels of receiver making it suitable for most hearing losses. It comes with superior connectivity with direct streaming and the myControl App. It also has access to the full live remote support via TeleCare 3.0. The device is available in three levels of technology.

The Relevant Power Facts

Signia say that Pure Charge&Go’s high-capacity power cell will allow for enhanced Bluetooth connectivity. This will enable users to enjoy high-quality, long-lasting stereo streaming of TV audio, music, and phone calls directly to both hearing aids.

They say that you will be able to stream up to five hours per day and still benefit from 17 hours of battery life before needing to recharge. That’s pretty good streaming time and battery life.

Looking for Rechargeable hearing aids? Call us on 01905 617803 to book your consultation in Worcester and 01789 264 111 to book your assessment in Stratford Upon Avon.

You can find out more about the latest Signia hearing aids here.

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