Rechargeable hearing aids finally grow up

Rechargeable hearing aid

Rechargeable hearing aids, or more accurately, Hearing aids using rechargeable batteries have been around for some time. Siemens were first to release their rechargeable hearing aids at least a decade ago. Later GnResound dipped a toe into these waters, only to discontinue their rechargeable hearing aid options soon after.

These older rechargeable hearing aids worked by replacing the normal battery cell with a rechargeable cell. You could interchange between the rechargeable cell and the normal cell and often you had to during a normal day, especially with the earlier versions.

These older rechargeable hearing aids were  fraught with issues:

  • The rechargeable battery cells are expensive ($25 each) and needed replacing a couple of times a year, so could cost more than normal batteries
  • The cells might only last 4-8 hours when a few months old, which was a problem if you wore your hearing aids more than that on average

Now there is a New Rechargeable Hearing Aid option on the market that solves these problems.

Phonak launched its new Audeo B-R range of  rechargeable hearing aids as part of its new line of Audeo B hearing aids. Now they have also launched a Behind the ear Power Hearing aid with a Built-in Lithium-ion battery called the Bolero B-PR.

Neither the Audeo B nor the Bolero B range  bring much change from the very successful  V (Venture) range of hearing aids, apart from a tweak to its design, now giving a higher water and dust resistance rating , and tweaks to its processing, improving your ability to understand soft speech.

Audeo B-R and Bolero B-PR rechargeable hearing aids are however completely new

Available in B90-R, B70-R and B50-R models, the Audeo B-R and Bolero B-PR rechargeable hearing aid has a built-in  Lithium-Ion battery rated for 24 hours continuous use including some audio streaming using Bluetooth accessories.

A three (3) hour charge using the included charger gives you a full 24 hours’ worth of use. There is also a 30 minute quick charge, which delivers 7 hour of use.

Included in the package is a travel battery pack, which we are told gives you Seven (7) days of recharging without the need to access a power point.

These rechargeable hearing aids do not have battery doors anymore, so it removes the need to fiddle with batteries completely. According to Phonak the built-in battery is designed to last for the life of the hearing aid. If anything goes wrong outside of warranty, then the battery can be replaced for a fee. In warranty, repairs are free of charge.

View our Rechargeable hearing aid range and get your quote


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4 Comments to “ Rechargeable hearing aids finally grow up”

  1. ron says :Reply

    Audeo B50-R is also capable to work with a cros b as i have single sided deafness. Also can thew cros be rechargable as well. this all due to a TBI nerve damage

    1. Hi Ron,

      Thank you for the question. The Audeo B50-R is compatible with the Cros B-R.

  2. Wayne says :Reply

    Is the new Bolero B-PR model compatible with the Cross B-R?

    1. Hi Wayne,

      Thank you for your question. The the Bolero B-PR is indeed compatible with the Phonak CROS B-R.

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