I’m looking at purchasing a new pair of hearing aids and am finding that most are rechargeable now. I don’t want this for a few reasons:
- I can’t charge them when back country camping
- I will forget the charger when travelling. But pharmacies always have hearing aid batteries.
- Batteries are smaller and easier to travel with.
- I need to hear to work. If for some reason I don’t get a proper charge (eg. accidentally disconnected the charger) and they die at work then that would be bad, especially in the field where I can’t charge. Right now it’s just a simple battery change and done.
Because I connect to various devices (phone, laptop for online meetings etc.) I’d prefer a hearing aid that uses a size 13 battery. My current hearing aids use a size 13 and the battery lasts 5-7 days depending on the amount of streaming. Also I already have all these 13 batteries and really don’t want to switch back to 312.
So which bluetooth hearing aids are available in size 13 battery? It’s not a feature I can filter by in the hearing aid list.
I was going to get the Oticon More but the 312 battery size killed that. I currently have Resound so might be easier to stay with that brand if accessories are still compatible. But I found the casing to be very cheaply built.