Rechargeable Batteries: A Study of Time Savings and Ease of Use

Two commonly cited benefits of rechargable hearing aids are ease of use and time savings. This study found it significantly (~75%) faster and easier to insert then remove the Audéo B-R from the charger case versus inserting the disposable hearing aid battery, in both the participants’ normal condition and a simulated reduced dexterity condition. The impact of simulated reduced dexterity on speed was disproportionately greater for disposable battery insertion compared with rechargeable insertion/removal.