At least two users mentioned that they woke up and one of their HAs wasn’t charging at all. Third one said that he could not recharge at all.
I never said ‘die on me’, I said ‘woke up to empty battery’. And other examples were continuing on that premise - I definitely need HAs outside. Maybe you don’t. That’s awesome. For you.
I heard that car. From the wrong side and was confused why I don’t see it.
We use all of our senses to navigate through the environment, or better said, our brain does. If you hear a car coming, you’ll stop and check again even if you checked just a second before. But in general, you do things, you don’t think consciously about your every step. Your brain does those checks for you in the background.
Blind people very successfully walk around the streets independently. And they didn’t get some additional sense we others don’t have. So I disagree with you that we’re so dependent on the eyes only.
However since I need them outside and when I come somewhere I was going to, I need them working.
I don’t have time to sit and wait for them to recharge (in case it was my fault). You maybe have. Again, great. For you. I see you say quattros. Topic is about phonak. I think I saw something like 5 or 15 minutes for 30 min of runtime. So they’re definitely not fast.
Checking if you see some leds, will work for a few weeks while you’re consciously checking and then it will be on autopilot. But autopilot doesn’t mean ‘doing perfectly’ but doing unconsciously. I definitely had situations where I woke up to empty phone and I’d swear I saw the charging icon the night before.
When I said you can charge phone on the go, I meant charge and use it. You can’t use HAs while they’re charging.
I also said that if there is anything wrong with a battery, they have to be sent back. That takes time. If that’s not an issue for you, again, awesome.
Yes there are many reasons why HAs could be needed to sent back, I just don’t want to add one more to the pile.
Rechargeable batteries have lifespan. Maybe phonak says it’s 6 years, but no one had this HA for 6 years to be able to confirm that. However I constantly see how people plan to swap them by the end of the third ‘to be on the safe side’. Reasonable. Phonak didn’t reinvent battery tech and made it something superb and unseen. Otherwise they’d be selling that
To me, that’s enough of a reason to decide they’re not for me.
I don’t know why are you so upset with my reasons and have the urge to show me how mine aren’t valid. They are. For me. Yours are for you.
Also digging lithium and producing product out of it is definitely carbon heavy, some information point (I watched for cars) that it’s even worse than for regular car combined with its exhaustion over expected lifetime. However, if you plan to swap battery in HA earlier, you should also count for that in ‘eco calculation’.