The 8 Best Rechargeable Hearing Aids of 2024

Mar 18, 2024
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We selected our top rechargeable hearing aids based on price, battery life, fit, and other features.
Best for Seniors
High-quality, natural sound with Bluetooth streaming
Easy-to-use mobile app to customize your settings
100-day risk-free trial
Our Top Pick
Most Affordable
Very Good
Small in-the-canal style is barely noticeable
Lowest price
Long battery life
Best Invisible OTC Hearing Aid
Virtually invisible
Unique tip design, sits inside your ear canal
Free sample for fit and feel

Rechargeable Hearing Aids: Key Takeaways

Hearing loss can make it harder to enjoy everyday activities, like spending time with friends and family. It also raises the risk of dementia, depression, and injuries caused by falling, according to research. [1] Lin FR, et al. Hearing Loss and Falls Among Older Adults in the United States. Found on the internet at Hearing aids with rechargeable batteries can make it easier to get the help you need for hearing loss by offering the convenience of not having to change small and often hard-to-handle batteries. Many rechargeable models also help you save money over time by not requiring a constant supply of disposable batteries.

Our Reviews Team conducted a survey of 600 hearing aid users and found that rechargeability was the No. 2 most desired feature in a hearing aid, right behind “digital noise reduction.” But with multiple rechargeable hearing aids on the market, how do you choose the best hearing aid for your needs? We researched and tested the top brands to help you make an informed decision.

A quick look at the best rechargeable hearing aids of 2024

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Table 1 Comparison of the best rechargeable hearing aids, as of March 2024

Price per pair $799–$1,995 $99–$249 $799–$2,950 $999 $3,200–$6,500 $1,299 $299 $1,598–$2,998
Hearing aid style Receiver-in-canal, mini receiver-in-ear In-the-canal Completely-in-canal Receiver-in-canal Receiver-in-canal ITE ITE Receiver-in-canal
Level of hearing loss Mild to moderate Mild to moderate Mild to moderate Mild to moderate Mild to profound Mild to moderate Mild to moderate Mild to moderate
Maximum battery life (hours) 30 20–24 16 18 30 26 30 16
Charging time (hours) 3 4–6 2.5 3 3 4 3 3–5
Bluetooth Yes No Yes (for adjustments only, no streaming) Yes (for adjustments only, no streaming) Yes Yes No Yes
Telecoil Yes No No No Yes No No Yes (by request)
How to adjust App, buttons on hearing aid, or remote assistance Screw on back of hearing aid App, tapping the hearing aid, or remote assistance App App, buttons on hearing aid, or remote assistance App Buttons on hearing aid App, buttons on hearing aid, or remote control
Standard warranty length (years)* 1–3 1 1–2 1 1–4 1 1 2
Financing available? Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Best rechargeable hearing aids of 2024

Jabra Enhance

Best for Seniors
9.9 Exceptional
9.9 Exceptional
Why we chose it

Jabra Enhance is a company known for its excellent customer care and the option of a warranty that’s longer than most other online hearing aid brands. Jabra Enhance hearing aids are also sold online, which is convenient for people who are concerned about COVID-19 or who don’t live near an in-person hearing clinic. These factors are why we named Jabra Enhance the “Best for Seniors.”

Pros & Cons
Pros Longest warranty of any online hearing aid manufacturer with the premium package Reputation for excellent customer service Free remote support from the audiology care team for three years with the premium package 100-day trial period Cons Only sold online (no in-person support offered) Only appropriate for mild to moderate hearing loss
  • Price per pair: $799–$1,995
  • Hearing aid style: Receiver-in-canal, mini receiver-in-ear
  • Maximum battery life: 30 hours
  • Bluetooth and mobile app capabilities: Yes
  • Water resistance: Yes
  • Adjustment: App, buttons on hearing aid, or remote assistance
  • Standard warranty: 3 years
  • Financing available? Yes
Additional information

Jabra Enhance carries three models with rechargeable batteries: the Enhance Select 100, the Enhance Select 300, and the Enhance Select 50R, which can be purchased with the basic or premium package.

Basic package:

  • OTC hearing aids
  • One-year warranty with loss and damage protection

Premium package:

  • OTC hearing aids
  • Three-year warranty with loss and damage protection
  • Three-year access to professional hearing care

The Select 100 costs $1,495 for the basic package and $1,695 for the premium package, while the Select 300 costs $1,795 for the basic package and $1,995 for the premium package. The higher price tag for the Select 300 gives you a model with advanced speech processing and the company’s most high-tech sound technology.

The Jabra Enhance mobile app connects to the Jabra Enhance hearing aids via Bluetooth. The app shows you the battery level of each hearing aid and allows you to choose from seven different environmental settings (see Figure 1):

  1. All-around
  2. Restaurant
  3. Outdoor
  4. Music
  5. TV1
  6. TV2
  7. Microphone

Figure 1 Adjusting sound settings in the Jabra Enhance app

jabra enhance hearing aids app

You can also use the app to customize each setting to your liking by changing the balance of bass and treble sounds. If you’re having trouble getting them adjusted to suit your needs, you can request hearing care assistance through the app and receive instructions from the audiology care team. The app can also help find your Jabra Enhance hearing aids with the use of GPS if you misplace them.

The Jabra Enhance charging case itself is rechargeable and holds three full charges (a total of 90 hours). That means you can charge your hearing aids three times before the charging case needs to be plugged in. This feature is convenient when traveling on short trips. You can bring your case with you and place your hearing aids in the case each night before you go to sleep, and they’ll be ready to go the next morning.

Jabra Enhance also has a quick charge option, something not every hearing aid offers. With one hour of quick charge, you can get 15 hours of hearing aid use.

Customer service

  • Connect with Jabra’s Customer Support at

Payment options

  • Credit card
  • PayPal
  • FSA and HSA cards

Financing options

  • Third party lender Bread, which offers 12-, 18-, and 36-month payment plans

While Jabra Enhance has a lot to offer, it provides only online services. If you feel you would benefit from an in-person hearing exam or support from a hearing care clinic after you buy your hearing aids, you may want to consider a different brand, such as Phonak or ReSound.

For more details on Jabra Enhance hearing aids, read our in-depth Jabra Enhance hearing aids review.

Audien Hearing

Most Affordable
9.3 Excellent
9.3 Excellent
Why we chose it

Audien is best known for being the lowest-priced hearing aid on the market. If you’re willing to forgo an examination and fitting by an audiologist or hearing professional, you can find affordable hearing aids over-the-counter. But Audien will still have a tough price to beat, which is why we named it the “Most Affordable” rechargeable hearing aids.

Pros & Cons
Pros Lowest price of any rechargeable hearing aid currently on the market Small in-the-canal style is barely noticeable Cons Volume adjustment is inconvenient Multiple hearing profiles not available Not water resistant No financing options
  • Price per pair: $1,398–$2,998
  • Hearing aid style: Receiver-in-canal
  • Maximum battery life: 16 hours
  • Bluetooth and mobile app capabilities: Yes
  • Water resistance: Yes
  • Adjustment: App, buttons on hearing aid, or remote control
  • Standard warranty: 2 years
  • Financing available? Yes
Additional information

At this price, Audien doesn’t offer the same level of technology you’d find in a higher-end hearing aid, such as Phonak or ReSound. For example, Audien hearing aids lack Bluetooth capability, which is an important feature for some people. Respondents to our Reviews Team’s survey chose Bluetooth as the sixth most important feature in a hearing aid out of 10—with ”tinnitus masking” as No. 5 and “directional microphones” as No. 7.

But if you don’t have a smartphone, or the price point is worth the sacrifice, you probably won’t mind not having an app to make adjustments or stream music and phone calls from. In that case, Audien could be a great budget-friendly option for you.

The battery life of Audien devices is actually better than some more expensive hearing aids, with the Atom holding 20 hours of charge and the Atom Pro lasting up to 24 hours. The charging case also holds four days of charge before needing to be plugged in, so you can carry your charging case with you and recharge your hearing aids wherever you go.

The Atom Pro is $150 more expensive than the Atom. For this extra price you get a smaller hearing aid and a slightly longer battery life. If these two factors are important to you, you may find it worth the extra cost to get the Atom Pro.

When we tested Audien hearing aids, we discovered that changing the volume requires the use of a tiny black screwdriver with a brush on the end (see Figure 3), which comes with the hearing aid. This is the most inconvenient volume adjustment of all the hearing aids we’ve tested. Also, unlike most other rechargeable hearing aids, they don’t have multiple hearing profiles to choose from.

Figure 3 Audien rechargeable case with volume adjusting screwdriver

Audien hearing aids in charging case with volume adjusting screwdriver

This small drawback, along with only one hearing profile and no advanced technology like Bluetooth or background noise reduction, contributes to Audien’s low cost. But if cost is the biggest obstacle keeping you from getting treatment for your hearing loss, Audien may be a good fit.

Customer service

Payment options

  • Credit card

For more details on this brand, read our Audien hearing aids review.


Best Invisible OTC Hearing Aid
9.6 Excellent
9.6 Excellent
Why we chose it

Eargo is one of the few completely-in-canal hearing aids that offers rechargeable batteries. Because completely-in-canal hearing aids are so small (small enough to fit entirely within your ear canal), they typically don’t have rechargeable batteries (rechargeable batteries require more room in the hearing aid than disposable batteries). But Eargo managed to make its completely-in-canal hearing aids with rechargeable batteries. The discreet look, combined with rechargeable batteries and a low price, make Eargo our pick for the “Best Invisible OTC Hearing Aid” among rechargeable models.

Pros & Cons
Pros 45-day trial period Unlimited 1–2 year warranty (length varies by model) Lifetime support from licensed hearing professionals for as long as you own the hearing aids Cons Only available in one brick and mortar store Shorter battery life than other hearing aids
  • Price per pair: $799–$2,950
  • Hearing aid style: Completely-in-canal
  • Maximum battery life: 16 hours
  • Bluetooth and mobile app capabilities: Yes
  • Water resistance: Yes (Eargo 6 and 7)
  • Adjustment: App, tapping the hearing aid, or remote assistance
  • Standard warranty: One year (LINK by Eargo, Eargo, 6, and Eargo SE) or two years (Eargo 7)
  • Financing available? Yes
Additional information

Eargo hearing aids are sold online directly from the manufacturer, allowing you to take a hearing screening, choose a hearing aid, and complete your purchase all on the Eargo website. You can also purchase Eargo hearing aids at most Victra Verizon stores.

In February 2024, Eargo released its two newest models, the Eargo SE and LINK by Eargo. Eargo SE features a virtually invisible design, while LINK by Eargo has an earbud-style design and Bluetooth streaming.

The Eargo 7 features the improved Sound Adjust+ with Clarity mode. This feature provides more sophisticated sound processing than the Eargo 6 and modifies your sound profile automatically, so you can hear more clearly and naturally in noisy environments. Eargo 6, 7, and SE include four preset hearing profiles. You can select a profile and adjust the volume by tapping the hearing aids, or you can use the Eargo mobile app to make adjustments.

It’s important to note that although all of Eargo’s models connect to a smartphone app with Bluetooth, only one of Eargo’s devices, LINK by Eargo, has Bluetooth phone/music streaming. This is one drawback of completely-in-canal hearing aids; their small size means they aren’t always large enough to include all of the same features larger models have.

The battery life of Eargo hearing aids is also shorter than some other brands. This is another potential downside of a smaller hearing aid; larger hearing aids can accommodate larger batteries that hold a longer charge. But the 2.5 hours needed to reach a full charge with Eargo devices is also shorter than most other brands, and it means that you won’t be without your hearing aids for long.

Eargo provides a variety of unique domes and tips with every purchase. Taking fishing flies as their design inspiration, they look more like small flower petals than traditional hearing aid tips (see Figure 2). Eargo builds its tips with comfort and airflow in mind to give users a better listening experience. Our Reviews Team found the domes and tips easy to change on the models we tested, but the tips and domes could be difficult to manipulate for older adults or people with dexterity issues.

Figure 2 Eargo hearing aid tips

eargo tips domees best otc hearing aids

We also liked the extra-long charging cord provided with Eargo hearing aids. At 4 feet, 8 inches, it’s one of the longest charging cords of any brand. This may seem like a minor point, but our Reviews Team tested several hearing aids with charging cords shorter than 3 feet. Short charging cords could make it difficult to keep your hearing aids on your bedside table and plugged in at the same time.

If you’re interested in Eargo hearing aids but aren’t sure if you’ll like the fit of a completely-in-canal hearing aid, Eargo will send a non-working pair for you to try on.

Customer service

Payment options

  • Credit card
  • PayPal

Financing options

  • Third party lender Bread, which offers 12-, 18-, and 36-month payment plans
  • Third party lender Covered Care, which you can learn about by calling 800-252-0546

Eargo also offers the following discounts:

If you have mild or moderate hearing loss, want a discreet rechargeable hearing aid, and are comfortable shopping for hearing aids online and receiving virtual after-purchase hearing support, Eargo is a great choice.

For more details on this brand, read our Eargo hearing aid review.


Most User-Friendly
9.7 Excellent
9.7 Excellent
Why we chose it

Lexie Hearing has joined forces with Bose, a leading manufacturer of high-tech sound equipment, to develop the B2 Plus rechargeable hearing aid. The B2 Plus is a self-fitting OTC hearing aid Self-fitting hearing aids include software that allows the user to program their own devices. , which allows you to make fine adjustments for the best listening experience in any environment. Coupled with an app that’s easy to use and excellent customer service, we’ve named this model the “Most User-Friendly” OTC hearing aid on the market.

Pros & Cons
Pros Self-fitting hearing aid that allows the user to make fine-tuning adjustments at home Lifetime remote customer support Easy-to-use app with a variety of functions Cons App is required to make adjustments to listening settings No in-person support Financing not available
  • Price per pair: $999
  • Hearing aid style: Receiver-in-ear
  • Maximum battery life: 18 hours
  • Bluetooth and mobile app capabilities: Yes
  • Water resistance: Yes
  • Adjustment: Dial on the hearing aid (volume), app (settings and fine tuning)
  • Standard warranty: 1 year
  • Financing available? No
Additional information

In the Lexie app, you can switch between four listening profiles called “environment settings.” You can also adjust several parameters within each setting, such as the balance between your left and right ears, bass, treble, and directionality Directionality affects how much the hearing aids amplify sounds coming from different directions . If you’re comfortable with technology and familiar with the basics of audio equipment, these devices may have the precision settings you’re looking for.

While the small adjustments available on self-fitting hearing aids can be a great feature for some people, they can also present a challenge if you’re a first-time hearing aid user. The ability to raise and lower treble and bass, for instance, can amplify certain sounds too much in some cases. It all depends on your type of hearing loss and your specific needs.

The B2 Plus earned our highest test rating for its ease of use, comfort, and performance. We liked how slim the device was on our ears, and our Reviews Team noted during their hands-on testing that the lightweight design made it feel comfortable and barely perceptible in their ears.

Battery life and ease of charging

At 18 hours, the B2 Plus has a shorter battery life than some of the other models in this list which can run up to 30 hours per charge. But its lower price and self-fitting abilities make the shorter battery life a minor point. Eighteen hours per charge is more than a day’s worth of use for most people, and by inserting the hearing aids into their case at night, you’ll be ready to go in the morning.

One point we particularly liked about the B2 Plus charging case is how easy it is to snap the devices into their charging ports. Some hearing aids can be picky about how they’re inserted into the case to make contact with the charging ports. The B2 Plus case has magnetic ports and a light for each device to show when it’s charging, making it easy to know they’re in the right spot.

Customer service

  • Email:
  • Online contact form
  • Phone: 779-212-7334 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Saturday

Payment options

  • Credit card
  • FSA/HSA card

Lexie B2 Plus hearing aids are also sold at Best Buy, CVS, and Walmart.  For more details on this brand, read our Lexie hearing aids review.

ReSound Omnia

Most Advanced
8.7 Very Good
8.7 Very Good
Why we chose it

The ReSound Omnia offers not only a rechargeable battery option, but some of the most high-tech features of any hearing aid on the market. ReSound hearing aids come with treatment for tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing sound in the ears), M&RIE technology (which places the receiver and microphone in your ear canal for a more natural sound), and improved directional microphones to provide better understanding of speech in noisy environments. The combination of these high-tech features is why our Reviews Team named ReSound Omnia the “Most Advanced” rechargeable hearing aid.

Pros & Cons
Pros One of the most high-tech hearing aids on the market In-person and remote customer support offered Cons Only available through hearing care clinics Highest priced model on this list
  • Price per pair: $3,200–$6,500
  • Hearing aid style: Receiver-in-canal
  • Maximum battery life: 30 hours
  • Bluetooth and mobile app capabilities: Yes
  • Water resistance: Yes
  • Adjustment: App, buttons on hearing aid, or remote assistance
  • Standard warranty: 1–4 years
  • Financing available? Yes
Additional information

The ReSound Omnia hearing aid can treat mild to severe hearing loss. Its advanced hearing technology is able to address a variety of hearing loss types as well. And the 30-hour battery life is matched only by a few other devices on the market; most other brands hold about half the battery life of the ReSound Omnia on a single charge.

One of the biggest differences between ReSound and the other brands in this review is that ReSound is sold only through hearing care clinics. This means that you will need to take an in-person hearing test and receive an audiogram before purchasing ReSound hearing aids. (ReSound does offer a free 3-minute online hearing screening to give you an idea of the degree of hearing loss you have.)

After conducting a hearing exam, the audiologist or other hearing care specialist at the hearing clinic will use your test results to determine which ReSound Omnia model is best for your needs. Exact pricing and warranty details will be determined by the clinic where you purchase your hearing aids. Many hearing care clinics also offer ongoing maintenance, repairs, and accessories after you purchase hearing aids from them.

Audiologists working with our Reviews Team emphasize the fact that the most important part of your experience with hearing aids isn’t actually the devices themselves, but the relationship you have with your audiologist. ReSound offers the opportunity for in-person support, which can make all the difference as you begin your journey toward improved hearing.

If you need help with your hearing aids and are unable to get to your local hearing clinic, the ReSound Smart mobile app allows you to receive remote support through a live video session with a hearing care specialist (see Figure 5).

Figure 5 ReSound hearing aid mobile app

ReSound rechargeable hearing aids mobile app

Customer service

You will get the best service for your ReSound Omnia hearing aids by visiting your hearing care specialist at the clinic where you purchased them. You can also use the ReSound Smart app for remote assistance, and ReSound offers a wide range of manuals and how-to videos on the ReSound One support page.

Payment and financing options

  • Varies based on the hearing care clinic where you purchase your hearing aids

The ReSound Omnia is a higher-priced rechargeable hearing aid than the other brands in this review. But for people wanting the latest technology, in-person hearing tests and support, and extra-long battery life, it’s an excellent option.

Sony CRE-E10

Best Earbud Style
9.0 Excellent
9.0 Excellent
Why we chose it

Sony has been a leader in the sound industry for more than 70 years, producing headphones, speakers, and more for just about every audio need imaginable. The recent partnership between Sony and WS Audiology, maker of Signia and Widex prescription hearing aids, has paved the way for entry into the new OTC hearing aid market as well.

The new Sony CRE-E10 rechargeable, earbud-style devices were released in December 2022, and they’re already popular with people who want an in-the-ear OTC hearing aid that is self-fitting and compatible with an active lifestyle. For all these reasons, we named the E10 the “Best Earbud Style” OTC hearing aid with rechargeable batteries.

Pros & Cons
Pros Small, earbud-style hearing aid In-app hearing assessment and self-fitting capabilities in one device Automatically adjusts to your sound environment Cons Only one style offered Bluetooth streaming only available with iOS devices Shorter trial period than most
  • Price per pair: $1,299
  • Hearing aid style: In-the-ear
  • Maximum battery life: 26 hours
  • Bluetooth and mobile app capabilities: Yes
  • Water resistance: Yes
  • Adjustment: App
  • Standard warranty: 1 year
  • Financing available? Yes
Additional information

This device is pricier than some other OTC brands, but it includes advanced features like directional microphones (one of the few in-the-ear models that incorporate this technology) and background noise reduction. The E10, like the Eargo 6 and 7, is self-fitting, allowing you to make adjustments within each of the six preset listening profiles for the best listening experience.

As with all OTC devices, the E10 is appropriate for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults over the age of 17. It has a long battery life of 26 hours per charge, and includes Bluetooth streaming with iOS devices version 13 and higher.

Android users who want a rechargeable OTC hearing aid with Bluetooth streaming should investigate Jabra Enhance or Audicus. Also, keep in mind that prescription hearing aids are equipped with Bluetooth streaming capabilities for both iOS and Android devices.

Setting up the E10

Upon unboxing the E10s, download the free Sony Hearing Control app to your phone or other Bluetooth device. Although streaming is only enabled with iOS devices, both iOS and Android devices (OS 10 and higher) can use the app for setting up and adjusting Sony hearing aids. After positioning your hearing aids in your ears and connecting them to the app, you’ll take a short hearing screen. Then the app will adjust your hearing aid settings to match your results. You can also make further adjustments as needed using the app.

Our Reviews Team was impressed that this model includes both an initial hearing screen that allows the app to tailor your hearing aid settings to your results, as well as the fine-tuning capabilities of a self-fitting device. Some OTC hearing aids include one feature or the other, but not both. The E10 also features self-adjustments, which means that the hearing aid changes according to the sound profile of the environment you’re in. The Eargo 6 and 7 also offer this capability, but unlike the Sony E10, you can’t stream audio with Eargo hearing aids.

The E10 could be a great choice for people who want an earbud-style hearing aid that can stream Bluetooth (as long as you own an iOS device) and includes rechargeable batteries. You do need to be comfortable adjusting your hearing aids with a smartphone app, though, and be comfortable getting remote support for help with your devices.

Sony OTC hearing aids are available for purchase online and in Best Buy stores. If you make your purchase on Sony’s website, the company provides third-party financing through Affirm.

Customer service

  • Online chat
  • Phone: 877-864-7669, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

Payment options

  • Credit card
  • PayPal
  • Google Pay

Go Hearing Go Prime

Most Features for the Money
9.3 Excellent
9.3 Excellent
Why we chose it

For $300 per pair, Go Hearing offers a nearly invisible hearing aid with a battery life and feature set comparable to OTC devices that cost four times as much. With feedback cancellation, background noise reduction, and a charging case that holds up to six charges (equal to 180 hours of use), Go Prime hearing aids are the clear choice for “Most Features for the Money.”

Pros & Cons
Pros Long rechargeable battery life of 30 hours Charging case holds up to six charges Discreet ITE style Noise reduction Feedback cancellation Cons No Bluetooth capability Only three preset listening profiles to choose from
  • Price per pair: $299
  • Hearing aid style: In-the-ear
  • Maximum battery life: 30 hours
  • Bluetooth and mobile app capabilities: No
  • Water resistance: Yes
  • Adjustment: Buttons on the hearing aid
  • Standard warranty: 1 year
  • Financing available? Yes
Additional information

Because this device is significantly more affordable than many other OTC hearing aids, you will have to compromise on a few things. First, it doesn’t include Bluetooth streaming or the ability to connect with an app for adjustments. It also offers just three listening profiles, less than every other brand except Audien. We do like the fact that the profiles are tailored for people with trouble hearing all sound frequencies, high frequencies, and low frequencies.

But if you are looking for a small, discreet, budget-friendly hearing aid to treat mild to moderate hearing loss, Go Prime could be just what you need. You can find them on the Go Hearing website and at Best Buy, CVS, and Walmart.

Customer service

Payment options

  • Credit card
  • FSA or HSA card

Go Hearing also provides financing through Klarna.


Best Budget-Friendly Bluetooth
9.0 Excellent
9.0 Excellent
Why we chose it

In researching and testing hearing aids that are rechargeable, budget-friendly, and offer Bluetooth capabilities, our Reviews Team was impressed with Audicus for several reasons. First, the company produces four rechargeable models with Bluetooth streaming compared to three models from Jabra Enhance (Audien and Eargo do not offer any hearing aids with Bluetooth streaming).

ReSound One is another Bluetooth hearing aid on this list, but its starting price is $1,000 more than the lowest-priced Audicus model. While ReSound offers a higher level of sound processing, Audicus is a standout when it comes to competitively priced rechargeable hearing aids with Bluetooth. Plus, within the new Series 2 hearing aid line, which includes the Spirit 2 and Omni 2 models, Audicus now offers Bluetooth connectivity on two devices at the same time, which allows you to seamlessly switch between watching TV and taking calls. That’s why we gave this brand the distinction of “Best Bluetooth Rechargeable Hearing Aids.”

Pros & Cons
Pros 45-day trial period Available in four colors Cons No quick-charge option Shorter battery life compared to other brands
  • Price per pair: $1,398–$2,998
  • Hearing aid style: Receiver-in-canal
  • Maximum battery life: 16 hours
  • Bluetooth and mobile app capabilities: Yes
  • Water resistance: Yes
  • Adjustment: App, buttons on hearing aid, or remote control
  • Standard warranty: 2 years
  • Financing available? Yes
Additional information

The four models offered by Audicus with rechargeable batteries— Spirit 1, Spirit 2, Omni 1, and Omni 2—are all receiver-in-canal models (see Table 2). In addition to remote adjustment capabilities, they can each connect with the Audicus smartphone app (Hearing Remote) for volume and listening setting adjustments, as well as for remote customer support. Our Reviews Team found it easy to adjust the volume and listening settings using either the buttons on the hearing aids or by using the app on our phones.

The most notable difference among the four models is the number of listening profiles and sound processing channels. A greater number of channels equals more precise processing and clarification of sound.

Additionally, the new Series 2 models, Spirit 2 and Omni 2, not only offer double-Bluetooth device connectivity, but also feature further improvements in sound quality, more memory and quicker sound environment scanning technology, better performance with background noise, as well as a 10% decrease in size from the Series 1 models. Plus, the Omni line offers new Speech Finder technology.

As with so many other types of hearing aids, you get what you pay for. Consider your hearing loss and budget when deciding whether you want a more basic, less expensive model, or a higher-priced device that may deliver a better listening experience.

According to the manufacturer, the batteries in the brand’s four rechargeable models will last about 16 hours on a full charge, although Bluetooth streaming will shorten the battery life.

You can purchase an Audicus Power Pack for $49 to enable your charging case to hold seven days worth of charge before needing to be plugged in. This is a nice convenience for traveling; you can take the power pack instead of the charging cord if you will be gone for less than a week.

Keep in mind, though, that the more you use Bluetooth with your hearing aids, the faster the battery will drain. If you are traveling for more than a few days and plan to use Bluetooth frequently during your trip, it’s a smart idea to bring your charging cord, just in case.

In testing Audicus hearing aids, our Reviews Team found the instruction manuals to be informative and detailed, yet easy to read and understand. We found that some of the other companies’ hearing aid manuals included very fine print and complicated terms, but the Audicus manuals were clear, simple, and easy to use.

Our Reviews Team contacted Audicus to get more details on its models. We found the sales representative to be helpful and knowledgeable without pressuring us to buy anything. We were impressed with the information they provided on every model we asked about, as well as the email address and phone number we were given in case we had any other questions.

Audicus sells its hearing aids primarily online, but the company does have locations in New York, Chicago, and Denver. If you happen to live in those areas, you can receive in-person care. If not, Audicus provides free remote support for as long as you own your hearing aids.

Audicus offers a one-year manufacturer’s warranty, and an optional extended warranty called Audicus Protect, which costs $12 per month per hearing aid, or $499 up front. Audicus Protect gives you two years of protection from any damage, one-time replacement for loss, and unlimited cleaning, repairs, and maintenance.

Audicus also has a membership plan called Audicus Care. For $12 per month, you’ll receive supplies such as domes, wax guards, cleaning wipes, desiccant drying capsules (which help prevent damage due to moisture), and a cleaning brush every three months or whenever you request them.

Additionally, Audicus offers a contract-free membership plan called Audicus Premier for the Series 2 models (Spirit 2 and Omni 2), which offers a free upgrade every 18 months, priority access to hearing aid specialists with a dedicated phone line, free cleanings and supplies, along with comprehensive loss and damage coverage. Audicus Premier requires a one-time upfront fee of $249 and costs $99 per month for Spirit 2 and $149 per month for Omni 2. You can cancel the membership at any time.

Customer service

Payment options

  • Credit card
  • PayPal

Financing options

  • Care Credit: Interest-free if fully paid in 12 months
  • Allegro: Financing option for those with lower credit scores, available for Omni and Spirit models
  • Payment plan: Audicus offers 6-, 12-, and 18-month plans

If you’re looking for affordable hearing aids with rechargeable batteries and Bluetooth streaming capability, Audicus is a good brand to consider.

Read more in our Audicus hearing aids review.

Table 2 Audicus rechargeable hearing aid models

Spirit 1

Spirit 2


Omni 2

Adjustments by app
Bluetooth streaming
Remote Adjustments
Directional Microphones
Listening profiles4666
Sound processing channels14161620

Pros/Cons of rechargeable hearing aids

Pros Easier to use: No batteries to change Lower maintenance costs: No need to buy disposable batteries Better for the environment: Fewer toxic batteries thrown into landfills Safer for young children, grandchildren, and pets: No disposable batteries to be accidentally swallowed
Cons Higher up-front cost Inability to use hearing aids while charging Not available in all styles

How do rechargeable hearing aids work?

Even the least expensive hearing aids are technologically advanced machines. “Hearing aids are computers in your ears,” said Sheri Mello, a doctor of audiology in Raleigh, North Carolina. These small, high-tech devices receive sounds from the environment, change them to digital signals, amplify them according to your hearing needs, and then send them to your inner ear. 

This technology is the same whether you have hearing aids with disposable or rechargeable batteries. 

No battery door

The biggest difference between the two types of hearing aids is convenience. Hearing aids with disposable batteries have a battery door in the back that you open to replace the battery every three to five days. Many older adults, especially those with vision impairment, arthritis in the hands, or hand tremors, may find it challenging to open the door and replace the batteries in the battery compartment.

Rechargeable hearing aids, on the other hand, do not contain a battery door. The battery stays in the hearing aid for the entire life of the device, which is typically around five years. 

More water resistant

One attractive feature of rechargeable hearing aids is that thanks to their one-piece design, they are naturally more water-resistant than devices with disposable batteries. This is nice for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities or even for those times when you forget to remove your hearing aids before stepping into the shower.

For more details on how hearing aids work and differences among the styles available, read our hearing aids buyer’s guide.

Two types of rechargeable hearing aid batteries

Batteries for rechargeable hearing aids come in two types: lithium-ion and silver-zinc

Most rechargeable hearing aids contain lithium-ion batteries, which are the same type found in many other electronics such as cell phones. They generally offer a shorter charging time and longer battery life compared to silver-zinc batteries. [2] UNC Hearing and Communication Center. Ditch the disposable batteries! Found on the internet at

Do the batteries need to be replaced?

You never need to replace the batteries in a hearing aid with rechargeable batteries. In fact, in most models there is no way to replace the battery, as it is completely enclosed within the hearing aid. The battery should last the life of your hearing aid, which is about five years for most products.

How do you charge a rechargeable hearing aid?

To charge your hearing aids, simply place them in their charging case for the amount of time your manual specifies for a full charge. Most cases have a light that flashes during the charging process, changing to a steady light (or a different color) when your hearing aids are fully charged.

Note that several manufacturers direct you to remove your hearing aids from the charging case after they’re completely charged. Leaving them in the case too long can drain the battery over time.

How long do rechargeable hearing aid batteries last?

Most hearing aids reach a full charge in three to six hours of charging time. Jabra Enhance is one brand that offers a quick charge option of just one hour, but this doesn’t give you a full battery charge (15 hours after a one-hour charge vs. 30 hours after a three-hour charge).

Table 3 Battery life and charging time of rechargeable hearing aids

Charging time

Battery life (hours)

Jabra Enhance330
ReSound One330

Factors that affect hearing aid battery life

Manufacturers of rechargeable hearing aids typically provide a range or maximum length of time for battery life. It’s impossible to give a concrete number because the following factors impact how long your hearing aid batteries will last on a full charge:

How much do rechargeable hearing aids cost?

One reason people hesitate to seek treatment for their hearing loss (and on average wait 10 years to get hearing aids, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine) is because they are worried about the high cost of hearing aids. [3] Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Hidden Risks of Hearing Loss. Found on the internet at Constantly buying disposable batteries can add to that cost, running up to $100 per year.

It’s no surprise that rechargeable hearing aids have become increasingly popular in recent years. The initial cost of rechargeable hearing aids can be a bit higher than hearing aids with disposable batteries, but over time you may save money by not having to worry about buying and changing batteries every few days.

Cost of hearing aids with disposable vs. rechargeable batteries

Rechargeable hearing aids usually cost more up front than devices with disposable batteries. Hearing aids with rechargeable batteries can range anywhere from $50–$400 more per pair, depending on the brand and hearing aid style.

While disposable batteries last only a few days before needing to be replaced, rechargeable batteries are designed to last the life of the hearing aid, which is typically about five years. If a rechargeable battery dies while the hearing aid is still under warranty, you should be able to get it replaced at no cost. Both OTC and prescription devices may need to be mailed in for the company to replace the battery, though. If it dies after the warranty has expired, it’s usually best to buy a new hearing aid, as rechargeable batteries are quite expensive.

If you would be happy with either a disposable or rechargeable device, the more budget-friendly option depends on the extra amount you’ll have to pay for the rechargeable model. Our Reviews Team found you can buy a year’s supply of disposable hearing aid batteries for about $40 by purchasing in bulk. For a model such as Lexie that costs $50 more for rechargeable batteries, you’ll break even in a little more than one year. But for a brand such as Audicus, which charges $200 more for a pair of hearing aids with rechargeable batteries, you would need to buy disposable batteries for about five years before breaking even. Many prescription hearing aids come with the option to choose a disposable or rechargeable battery as well.

OTC rechargeable hearing aids

The recent passage of the FDA’s final rule on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids should help lower the costs of rechargeable hearing aids even more. These hearing aids are available online and in stores for adults ages 18 and older with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss. [4] U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA Issues Landmark Proposal to Improve Access to Hearing Aid Technology for Millions of Americans. Found on the internet at

With the passage of this rule, the FDA aims to open the way for greater innovation and competition among hearing aid manufacturers, increasing access to hearing aid technology for more Americans.

How to save money on rechargeable hearing aids

Read on to see how you can save money when shopping for rechargeable hearing aids.

Watch for seasonal discounts

Hearing aid manufacturers frequently run sales around the holidays and other times throughout the year. Jabra Enhance ran an end-of-summer sale with $300 off the Enhance Select 100 and Enhance Select 200 in September 2022.

Trade in old hearing aids

Some companies will give you money to put toward a new pair of hearing aids if you have an old pair to trade in. For example, Audicus offers $50–$100 per hearing aid for old or damaged devices.

Look for hearing aid donation programs

ReSound conducts a program called ReSound Gives Sound, in which the company donates hearing aids at low or no cost to audiologists’ clinics around the country. You can use the ReSound online clinic locator to find a hearing care clinic in your area that carries ReSound hearing aids and ask if they participate in the program.

Take advantage of veterans benefits

If you’re a veteran and are eligible for general VA health care benefits, you can also receive hearing exams, hearing aids, and hearing aid batteries at no cost.

You might be surprised to learn that tinnitus, characterized by ringing or buzzing in the ears, affects veterans more commonly than any other disability, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. [5] American Tinnitus Association. Tinnitus. Found on the internet at While tinnitus is not always associated with hearing loss, it is a common finding among people with hearing loss and can also cause anxiety and mood disturbances. [6] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Hearing Loss. Found on the internet at

If you experience tinnitus or think you may have difficulty hearing, contact your local Veterans Affairs office to schedule a free hearing exam.

Use NCOA’s Benefits CheckUp tool to see what other benefits you qualify for.

Consider over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids

As noted above, OTC hearing aids are available for adults over the age of 18 with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss. They are expected to cost anywhere from $600–$1,600 per pair based on estimates from hearing industry experts. That’s at least $3,000 less than the average price of a pair of prescription hearing aids. [7] White House. FDA Takes Action to Deliver Lower-Cost, Innovative Hearing Aids to Millions More Americans. Found on the internet at

Does Medicare cover hearing aids?

Unfortunately, Medicare Part A and B do not cover hearing aids. But if you have Medicare Advantage (also called Medicare Part C), your plan might pay for some of the costs associated with hearing aids. Check with your insurance provider for details.

Are rechargeable hearing aids waterproof?

Most rechargeable hearing aids (including every brand in this review except Audien) are water resistant. Currently, the only truly waterproof model on the market is the Phonak Audeo Lumity Life. In the instruction manual for your hearing aids, you will see an IP rating listed for your specific device if it’s water resistant. This number refers to how well the hearing aid’s outer shell protects the inner working parts from dust and moisture.

In our Reviews Team’s test for water resistance, each of the water-resistant hearing aids worked well (including pairing to other devices with Bluetooth) after 30 minutes under three feet of water.

Who are rechargeable hearing aids best suited for?

Anyone with hearing loss who may have trouble changing disposable hearing aid batteries might prefer hearing aids with rechargeable batteries. This could include people with sight issues, tremors, or dexterity issues in their hands due to arthritis. Our Reviews Team members found it difficult to open the battery door on certain hearing aids we tested, and handling the tiny disposable batteries was also a challenge.

One consideration with rechargeable hearing aids is that you will need to remember to put them in their charging case, usually every night, so they’re ready to go with a full charge the next day. It may be helpful to set a reminder on your phone, put a note in your bathroom or other place you’ll be sure to see it, or have a loved one or friend who regularly checks in remind you to charge your hearing aids each day.

Also, hearing aids are even easier to lose than car keys or a cell phone (since they’re so small). Be sure to keep your charging case in the same location, and as soon as you take your hearing aids out of your ears, place them in or near their case. One great advantage of both Jabra Enhance and ReSound hearing aids is that both brands have a function on the mobile app that uses GPS to locate your hearing aids if you can’t find them.

Because hearing loss is associated with a variety of other conditions, including dementia, mental health issues, and falls, it’s important to seek help for hearing loss as soon as possible. Take NCOA’s Fall Free CheckUp to find ways you can lower your risk of falls.

Factors to consider when choosing a rechargeable hearing aid

It’s important to think about your degree of hearing loss, personal preferences, lifestyle, and, of course, your budget when shopping for a hearing aid.

Hearing loss

The first step in shopping for hearing aids is to take an online hearing screening or in-person hearing exam so you can determine which hearing aids will be able to treat your hearing loss.

For example, Eargo and Audien are only appropriate for mild to moderate hearing loss. If your hearing loss is severe or profound, these hearing aids will not be adequate for improving your hearing.

Even if you’re considering buying OTC hearing aids, it’s a good idea to have an in-person hearing evaluation first. In contrast to online hearing tests, in-person exams allow a hearing care professional to rule out any medical issues that could be affecting your hearing. They are also more thorough and detailed than online screenings.

For more information on the different types of hearing exams, degrees of hearing loss, and reasons to seek in-person evaluation by a hearing care specialist, read our complete hearing aids buyer’s guide.

Personal preference

In one of the hearing aid focus groups conducted by our Reviews Team, a participant pointed out that he wanted a hearing aid with Bluetooth capability so he could use his smartphone to make adjustments on his hearing aid. But he mentioned that not everyone would need that option, and you will pay more for it. And he was right: Our hearing aids customer survey found Bluetooth was the sixth most important feature out of 10 when it came to features people wanted in a hearing aid.

It’s a good idea to think about which features you’ll actually use before going to a hearing clinic or placing an order online. Is Bluetooth something you’ll use? Do you want to be able to schedule a remote appointment with a hearing specialist if you run into issues, or would you prefer in-person care? Do you want a discreet in-the-ear hearing aid, or would a behind-the-ear model be fine as well? All of these factors will influence your decision on which hearing aid is the best fit for you.


Are you an active person who enjoys exercising or being outdoors? You may want to choose a water-resistant hearing aid. If you enjoy traveling, longer battery life may be a more important factor. And if you often visit places that can be noisy (e.g., restaurants, movies, or concerts), advanced sound processing offered by brands such as ReSound could make your listening experience much more enjoyable.

Rechargeable Hearing Aids: Bottom Line

These days, there are many styles and price levels of rechargeable hearing aids to choose from.

Our Reviews Team found Audien to be a great choice for budget-conscious shoppers, while Jabra Enhance is a good option if you want an online hearing aid with continued hearing specialist support after the sale, as long as you purchase the premium package.

Audicus offers a mid-range price point with a variety of models and features. Eargo is a great choice if you want a nearly invisible hearing aid but don’t need Bluetooth streaming. And if price isn’t a primary factor and you want all the latest hearing aid features, ReSound makes an excellent product.

Frequently asked questions

Rechargeable hearing aids range in price from $99 for the most basic devices to more than $6,000 per pair for advanced models. Your specific hearing loss, lifestyle, and preferences all play a part in which hearing aid is best for you. 

Generally, rechargeable hearing aid batteries last for the life of the hearing aid, which is about 3–5 years.

If your hearing aid battery won’t hold a charge, contact the manufacturer or your hearing care clinic to see if it will repair or replace your hearing aid. 

Rechargeable hearing aids are becoming so common that they are about the same price as devices with disposable batteries, but some rechargeable hearing aids are a few hundred dollars more up front. Keep in mind, though, that with rechargeable models you won’t have the ongoing cost of disposable batteries.

Our Reviews Team likes Audicus, Jabra Enhance, and ReSound One among the brands that offer Bluetooth connectivity.

These hearing aids range in price from $1,600 to about $4,800 per pair.

Not always. Eargo and Audien both carry small hearing aids that are rechargeable.

No, the batteries stay in the hearing aid for the entire life of the device.

Yes. Audien offers two in-the-ear models, the Atom and Atom Pro, with rechargeable batteries. Eargo also makes completely-in-canal devices that are rechargeable.

Rechargeable hearing aids last about five years with regular cleaning and maintenance.

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  1. Lin FR, et al. Hearing Loss and Falls Among Older Adults in the United States. Found on the internet at
  2. UNC Hearing and Communication Center. Ditch the disposable batteries! Found on the internet at 
  3. Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Hidden Risks of Hearing Loss. Found on the internet at
  4. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA Issues Landmark Proposal to Improve Access to Hearing Aid Technology for Millions of Americans. Found on the internet at
  5. American Tinnitus Association. Tinnitus. Found on the internet at
  6. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Hearing Loss. Found on the internet at
  7. White House. FDA Takes Action to Deliver Lower-Cost, Innovative Hearing Aids to Millions More Americans. Found on the internet at
Cara Everett, MS, RDN, LDN
Cara Everett Author, Medical Reviewer
Cara Everett is a writer and registered dietitian nutritionist who has been helping people reach their wellness goals for over 20 years. In addition to working in clinical practice, Cara writes extensively on hearing aid technology, keeping pace with new models and industry developments to help readers make the most informed purchasing decisions possible. She has spent more than 1,000 hours researching and testing hearing aids.
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Brian Murray Medical Reviewer
Brian Murray was born and raised in upstate New York. He studied at Ithaca College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology in 2010. He is registered/licensed to dispense hearing aids in New York, North Carolina, and Virginia, where he has worked in both private practice and retail clinics. He currently works as an event consultant, working with clinics across the country.
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