Unfortunately, we don’t have a Costco around here (the price of living in almost paradise).
I did find them here for slightly less than $0.21/each here-> Amazon
That makes it $38 per year vs $120 for the rechargeables if I want them to last almost all day
I’ve compared Zenipower in my old H-Aids with Duracell and Ray-o-vac and they last just as long.
I bought the rechargeable batteries to keep from trashing the environment. But at the cost of the rechargeable cells with a life span of 6 months to hold a full charge, it’s just not affordable for me.
My rechargeable AA and AAA cells for flashlights and other items can take many more recharging than these.
When new, the Otican cells lasted about 12-14 hours (I’m awake at least 16), now it’s closer to 10 unless I recharge them for an hour mid-day.
So breaking the seal and putting in a disposable cell for the last couple of hours is not doing the environment much good either.
I understand Oticon is fixing that problem with their newest hearing aids, but not fixing their old products. That is not good customer service. Especially since they knew the old was defective from the start (so says my audiologist who says they had problems with them from day one).
So what brand is better for next time?
I am not eager to get another pair of Oticons.