People often ask us what is the best rechargeable hearing aid on the market. I always counter, the best for what? Getting an idea of what a user wants from their hearing aids allows you to better recommend a solution. Over the last few years, we have meant to address this concept in an article, but I keep forgetting. Anyway, here we are, let's talk about the best rechargeable hearing aids and what they are best at.
Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids
- Best rechargeable hearing aid for power iPhone users: Resound LiNX Quattro
- Best rechargeable hearing aid for Android phone users: Phonak Audeo Marvel
- Best rechargeable hearing aid for users who value style: Signia Styletto Connect
- Best rechargeable hearing aid for health-conscious users: Starkey Livio AI
- Best rechargeable hearing aid for seamless connectivity: Phonak Audeo Marvel
- Best rechargeable hearing aid for battery versatility: Oticon Opn S
Best Rechargeable Hearing Aid For iPhone Power Users
The award goes to the LiNX Quattro from Resound. You have an iPhone, you want a Made For iPhone hearing aid, but you want the rechargeable device that offers you the best possible performance and longevity. Well then you need the LiNX Quattro from GN Resound, it really is as simple as that. The battery life on the rechargeable Quattro hearing aids is astonishing. If you are a power user, streaming audio for anything between five and twelve hours a day including your TV time, the Quattro will handle it with ease and still have enough power to get you all the way to bedtime.
Best Rechargeable Hearing Aid For Android Phone Users
The award goes to the Phonak Audeo Marvel right now, but that might change if Resound introduces the Made For Android protocol later in the year. Right now though, the Audeo Marvel rechargeable hearing aid provides the benefits of a lithium-ion rechargeable battery with seamless connectivity to Android phones. In fact, we should state clearly that it offers seamless connectivity to any Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Battery life while streaming is acceptable and even power users should do okay.
Best Rechargeable Hearing Aid For Users Who Value Style
The award has to go to the Styletto Connect from Signia. The Styletto Connect offers discretion and style with a completely unique design. The devices offer both rechargeability and a direct connection to iPhones for streaming audio including phone calls. The devices will deliver several hours of streaming but if you are a power user of audio streaming you probably need to look elsewhere.
Best Rechargeable Hearing Aid For The Health Conscious User
It has to be the new rechargeable Livio AI from Starkey. At the minute the Livio AI is really the only hearing aid that is focused on the wider health of the user. The devices offer a lithium-ion battery and direct connection to iPhones for audio streaming. We have no details on battery life so we aren't really sure about whether they are really suitable for power users of audio streaming. Having said that they are the only hearing aid that has some awesome and unique features that are focused on wider health.
Best Rechargeable Hearing Aid For Seamless Connectivity
Again the Audeo Marvel from Phonak is the easy choice here. The Marvel will basically connect to any audio source that is Bluetooth enabled. Laptops, computers, Macs, mobile phones, even TVs. In essence, if it has Bluetooth and it is capable of streaming audio, you can be pretty sure it will connect to the Marvel range
Best Rechargeable Hearing Aid For Battery Versatility
The new Oticon Opn S wins the award here because of the easily changeable lithium-ion battery pack. Oticon has just introduced the new Opn S range and it includes a brand new lithium-ion powered rechargeable hearing aid. The fascinating thing is that Oticon has ensured that the battery pack can be changed at a local level in your hearing care professional's office. That means it doesn't need to be sent back to the factory for repair and you don't lose the use of them for any time at all. That has to be seen as a really great thing for anyone who is worried about the longevity of the battery pack.
As with other articles, I will continue to adapt and build this one. So drop back from time to time as I realise what I left out and as the best devices for different functions changes through 2019. Like us on Facebook by clicking the button below, you know our respective Wives beat us if we don't get 50 likes a week right?