This topic has most likely been discussed before but with the HA manufacturers turning out HA with rechargeable batteries…what are the benefits to having a rechargeable battery HA. I know environmentally not having to dispose of batteries is a plus but what else? I see benefits of staying with the disposable battery HA:
- If out and about and your battery is low, just change the battery by carrying extra batteries.
- If away on vacation changing batteries by having extra batteries with you. If not go to the store and buy some. With rechargeable HA you have to have the charging device. I think some manufacturers have a travel charger. But what if you forget it?
- Storing your HA in a drying kit overnight. Are we not suppose to store our HA in a drying kit. Can you do that with a rechargeable HA.
- This may not be an important issue but what about size of the HA. Looking at Starkey’s ITE R HA they look bigger that the battery version.
Maybe the next generation of HA can use either a rechargeable battery or disposable battery. Your choice. When traveling use disposable battery. When at home use rechargeable battery. Your thoughts.