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ReSound Nexia

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Starkey Signature Series

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Signia Styletto IX

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$ 3198 - $ 4398 /pair
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Oticon Zircon

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Widex Evoke

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Signia Insio Charge&Go AX

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$ 2598 - $ 4598 /pair
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Signia Active X

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Written by: Jeff Hall, Hearing Aid Specialist
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Jeff Hall

President at ZipHearing

Jeff is a California licensed hearing aid dispenser and the President of ZipHearing one of the largest hearing aid suppliers in the country. More about Jeff Hall
Medically reviewed by: Brad Ingrao, Doctor of Audiology
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Editor & Doctor of Audiology

Brad Ingrao, Au.D. has been in clinical practice since 1992 in a variety of settings including academia, private practice, educational audiology, the VA, and the hearing aid industry. More about Brad Ingrao
Updated: Jun 19, 2022

All about rechargeable hearing aids

A recent survey by Consumer Reports indicated that 53% of hearing aid wearers consider rechargeability to be one of the most important features when they buy hearing aids.

With the average hearing aid wearer needing to change their batteries 120 times a year, not to mention the environmental impact of disposable batteries, the demand for rechargeable batteries shouldn’t come as a surprise.

In the last few years, rechargeable hearing aids have massively grown in popularity, and before you buy your next hearing aids, make sure you understand why

CR Members speak out about important attributes of their hearing aids
Rechargeable batteries 53%
Smartphone compatibility 43%
Tinnitus masking 43%
Automatic noise adjustment 42%
Multiple programs 41%

How rechargeable hearing aids work


Get ‘em charged up!

How Rechargeable Hearing Aids Works - Step 1 out of 3

Before you can use your rechargeable hearing aids - you guessed it - you have to charge them!

Any rechargeable hearing aid you buy will come with a proprietary charger that was made by the manufacturer of your hearing aids.

Your hearing aids will be fully charged in 3-5 hours, depending on brand of your hearing aids.


Enjoy a full day’s use

How Rechargeable Hearing Aids Works - Step 2 out of 3

Your fully charged hearing aids will last between 16-30 hours before they’ll need to be charged up again.

When they do need to be charged, they’ll play a tune letting you know your battery is dying. In many cases, you can also check the battery life of the hearing aids via a smartphone app.

If you expect to wear your hearing aids longer than 16 hours a day, we recommend choosing a hearing aid brand that offers mobile chargers and mobile power packs, which provide a quick way to charge your hearing aids when you’re on the go- without the need to even plug the charger in.


Rinse & repeat!

How Rechargeable Hearing Aids Works - Step 3 out of 3

At the end of your day, just set the hearing aids back in their charger so they’re ready for use the next day.

Most people do this before bed. Don’t worry about over-charging them. After they’re fully charged, they’ll stop charging, and sitting in the charger won’t hurt the hearing aids.

Finally, keep an eye on the warranty of your hearing aids. Towards the end of your warranty period, we recommend getting your hearing aids sent back to the manufacturer (via your hearing provider), so you can get a new rechargeable battery put in the hearing aids(s).

Rechargeable hearing aid styles

Behind-the-ear rechargeable hearing aids

Most people buy this style.


Lithium-ion batteries are, well, big. They’re not huge, they’re just too big to sit deep down inside the ear canal in an in-the-ear hearing aid.

This behind the ear style hearing aid is large enough to house the rechargeable battery, while still being discreet.

As an added benefit, the larger sizes allow for other features, like Bluetooth, and state-of-the-art background noise reduction.

We know, we know.

You probably don’t love the idea of something sitting behind your ears.

But we promise - they’re super discreet!

Check out the model to the right.

Hopefully you have more hair.

But even if you don’t, these hearing aids look like a sleek Bluetooth headset.

If you’re like most of our customers, you’ll be surprised how no one notices them, and you’ll probably end up showing off their discreet style and cool Bluetooth features.

In-the-ear rechargeable hearing aids

You’re probably thinking- dang, that thing is huge!

And you’re not wrong.

These aren’t the most discreet hearing aids available, but cut the manufacturers some slack.

It was only a few years ago that rechargeable battery technology was reliable enough for behind-the-ear hearing aids.

So it’s taking some time for that rechargeable battery technology to find its way into custom, in-the-ear hearing aids.

Pictured right, is the smallest rechargeable in-the-ear hearing aid from a major hearing aid manufacturer.

It’s visible- sure, but we’ve been pleasantly surprised by customer feedback.

They’re comfortable enough for all day use and come in a variety of colors to match your skin tone.

We expect them to get smaller in time, but for now, options are limited, and we’re thrilled to watch this category grow.

Pros & cons of rechargeable hearing aids


Convenience and ease of use

You just can’t beat the convenience of rechargeable hearing aids, and never having to replace batteries. Simply set the hearing aids in their charger station at night and wake up to fully-charged hearing aids that should last all day. For wearers with dexterity issues, rechargeable devices are a huge help.

Environmentally friendly

It is estimated that about 1.4 billion disposable batteries go into landfills each year. A single rechargeable battery essentially replaces hundreds of single-use batteries, preventing a great deal of environmental contamination.


Dependency on your rechargeable battery

While rechargeable batteries are increasingly reliable and long-lasting, there is always the chance that your battery could die midday. For example, this may happen if you stream heavily from your TV or phone, or if you interrupt the previous night’s charging cycle.

Additional cost

It’s a commonly held and incorrect belief that rechargeable hearing aids will save you money, as you don’t need to buy disposable batteries. However, rechargeable hearing aids usually have a higher upfront cost, and replacement rechargeable batteries can run up to $200 each.

Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids of 2024

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Hearing aid ratings you can trust

The hearing aids shown below are rated based on objective data, such as return rates and user reviews. We've done our best to use this data to create a comprehensive and unbiased hearing aid rating algorithm, but it's not perfect.

Here is a short overview:
  • 16 hearing aids considered
  • 9984 verified purchases analyzed so far
  • 44k data points
  • 835 consumer reviews received
  • No paid placements
  • Updated daily
  • Algorithm reviewed by statistician & data scientist
  • This website is independently-owned and unbiased
Read more about our methodology.

Our hearing aid rating algorithm was
designed with the help of:

Jeff Hall - president of ZipHearing

Jason Katz

MS, Machine Learning Engineer

Jeff Hall - president of ZipHearing

Jеffrеу Сhrаbаszсz

PhD, Data Scientist

Review Standarts:

No paid placements
Updated daily
Algorithm reviewed by statistician & data scientist
This website is independently-owned and unbiased

Top Rated Rechargeable Hearing Aids

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Rating 1
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Chroma Beige (41.9% popularity)
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Oticon’s best rechargeable model

Oticon Intent

30 reviews | 4 video reviews

Oticon Intent Revolutionizes Sound with 4D Sensor Technology

Released by Oticon on February 22, 2024, Oticon Intent is Oticon’s flagship line of hearing aids for mild-to-severe hearing losses. Oticon Inten... READ MORE

Rating 2
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Silver Gray (22.6% popularity)
6 more colors available
Phonak’s best rechargeable model

Phonak Audéo Lumity

96 reviews | 28 video reviews
$ 2498 - $ 4398 /pair

Conversations shine with Lumity

Released by Phonak on August 23, 2022, Audéo Lumity is Phonak's flagship line of hearing aids for wearers with mild-to-severe hearing loss. Audéo... READ MORE

Rating 3
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Champagne (30.1% popularity)
3 more colors available
ReSound’s best rechargeable model

ReSound Nexia

13 reviews | 2 video reviews
$ 3198 - $ 4598 /pair

Next-era hearing

Released by ReSound on October 12, 2023, Nexia is ReSound's flagship line of hearing aids for mild-to-profound hearing losses. Nexia is most well-... READ MORE

Rating 4
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Beige (29% popularity)
2 more colors available
Starkey’s best rechargeable model

Starkey Genesis AI

34 reviews | 3 video reviews

The sound barrier has been broken

Released by Starkey on March 28, 2023, Genesis AI is Starkey’s newest, most complete line of hearing aids suitable for all hearing losses. Genesi... READ MORE

Rating 5
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Black (67.2% popularity)
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Signia’s smallest in-ear rechargeable model

Signia Silk Charge&Go IX

5 reviews | 2 video reviews
$ 3198 - $ 3998 /pair

Ready to wear, rechargeable CIC

Released by Signia on October 3, 2023, Silk Charge&Go IX is Signia’s best, smallest, in-ear rechargeable hearing aid. Silk Charge&Go IX most wel... READ MORE

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Rechargeable Hearing Aids [Pros & Cons]

Should you buy hearing aids that use rechargeable, or disposable batteries? Each have their pros and cons, and in this video I'll provide a high level overview of the most important things to think about as you make this decision. WATCH

Common questions about rechargeable hearing aids

How long do rechargeable hearing aid batteries last?
Rechargeable batteries will last about 1500 charges. For most people, that ends up being right around 4 years. When it's time for a replacement battery, just take your hearing aid(s) into your hearing care provider's office. Depending on the model of your hearing aid, they can either replace the battery on the spot, or overnight it to the manufacturer and they'll do it. If you're outside of your warranty period, there is a charge to get the new battery, which ranges from $150-$250 through most hearing care providers.
Can you fly with rechargeable hearing aids?
Yes. However, because most chargers contain a lithium-ion battery, you should check with an agent at the airport before you put the charger in checked luggage.
What is the best rechargeable hearing aid?
According to our hearing aid rating algorithm, as of 06/12/2024, the best rechargeable hearing aid is Oticon Intent.
How many hours a day do the batteries last?
Battery life varies by manufacturer and model. In general, if you stream audio like phone calls and music to your hearing aids for a few hours a day, you can expect (on the low end), 14 hours of power each day. If you don't stream any audio, you can expect 20+ hours.
What if my battery dies while I'm on-the-go and I still need to use my hearing aid?
With proper planning and charging, this should rarely happen. However, if it does, all rechargeable hearing aids have a “quick charge” feature, in which a quick charge of 30 minutes will get you 3+ hours of power. Some manufacturers also have small mobile chargers and mobile power packs, which provide for discreet charging when you're on the go, or when you don't have access to electricity.
How much do rechargeable hearing aids cost?
The average price of a hearing aid in the US is $2400. This is according to a 2015 report compiled by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. In general, if a manufacturer makes a model that is available with rechargeable batteries, and traditional (disposable) batteries, the rechargeable model will be about $100 more per device than the non-rechargeable model.
Are rechargeable hearing aids safe?
Yes. Hearing aids are FDA-regulated devices and have undergone extensive stress testing by manufacturers prior to release to the public.
How do you turn rechargeable hearing aids on and off?
Most rechargeable models have a rocker switch or push button on the hearing aid. In most cases, pressing and holding the button for 3 seconds will turn the hearing aid off. In addition, simply putting the hearing aid back into the charger will also turn the hearing aids off.
What is the best OTC rechargeable hearing aid?
We think the most reputable choice is Eargo. However, at $2350 for a pair, it's not what many people would consider an OTC price, and you're not getting in-person custom programming. We'd recommend consulting with a local hearing provider to see what options they may have in that same price range.
Are there any invisible rechargeable hearing aids?
If what you're looking for is an invisible rechargeable hearing aid that can be custom-programmed in person by a hearing care provider- that does not exist yet. The only invisible rechargeable hearing aid on the market at this time is a direct-to-consumer hearing aid (no local care), from a company called Eargo.