Pros and Cons of Rechargeable Hearing Aids
September 09, 2022

Your hearing aid may have disposable or rechargeable batteries. Either type may be right for certain people with hearing loss. Rechargeable batteries offer benefits for people who can commit to a daily routine of recharging and maintenance. Learn more about the pros and cons of rechargeable hearing aids.

Benefits of Hearing Aids

When you opt for a digital hearing aid, you have several options. Whether rechargeable or battery-powered, these hearing aids contain a microphone that captures sounds in a digital format, an amplifier that makes these sounds louder, and a tiny speaker to project the sound into your ear.

One of the most convenient parts of having hearing aids is that your devices can be tailored to your level of hearing loss. You can choose between different clarity levels, fits, and maintenance types depending on your lifestyle and goals. Audien's Atom Pro, for example, is a tiny, nearly invisible rechargeable hearing aid design that's perfect for people with smaller ears, or those who usually find other designs uncomfortable.

Pros and Cons of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Are you tired of throwing away and replacing batteries? Hearing aids you can recharge nightly have both advantages and drawbacks.


Rechargeable hearing aids are the next step in hearing aid evolution. They allow users to recharge their hearing aids' batteries in the same way they charge their phone, tablet, or smartwatch overnight. Other pros include:

  • The batteries are built in, so they will not get lost.
  • If you can commit to a nightly charging routine, you'll save money and time by not replacing batteries.
  • Many brands (including Audien's) are available for a fraction of the cost of hearing aids you would receive through an audiologist's office. 
  • You can easily transport your hearing aids with a carrying case and affordable accessory pack that includes a small, portable charger for when you're on the go.


Though rechargeable hearing aids may solve many of your problems, they're not the right choice for some people. The following points are drawbacks of rechargeable devices:

  • Many rechargeable models cater to people with milder hearing loss; if you have severe hearing loss or a complicated medical condition that includes a hearing loss component, you should check with your doctor or audiologist before purchasing this type.
  • If you forget your charger on vacation, you might not be able to find a substitute in time.
  • If you often forget to charge your other devices, you may also struggle with remembering to charge your hearing aid.

Try Your First Pair of Rechargeable Hearing Aids

At Audien Hearing, we understand that restoring your perception of sound is crucial to your well-being. Finding a device that fits correctly inside your ear canal and maximizes the sounds you want to hear can dramatically add to the quality of your life.

We offer high-quality and budget-friendly products. Cut out the middleman (and the hefty price tags of in-office hearing aids); contact us to learn more about what sets our products apart and choose your rechargeable hearing aids today.


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Drew Sutton M.D.

Drew Sutton, MD is a board-certified otolaryngologist. He has extensive experience and training in sinus and respiratory diseases, ear and skull base surgery, and pulmonary disorders. He has served as a Clinical Instructor at Grady Hospital Emory University for more than 12 years.

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