The range of hearing aids on the market is continuously growing with the world’s leading manufacturers investing in new technology and features. When it comes to selecting hearing aids, one of the key decisions to make is whether you opt for a rechargeable or non-rechargeable device, both of which have unique advantages. This will have more of an impact on your day-to-day life than you may initially think and it’s important to make the right choice for your lifestyle, preferences and hearing needs.

At The Hearing Hub, we understand the importance of finding the right hearing aids for your unique requirements and following a thorough consultation, our audiologists can recommend the most suitable solution for you. You can visit our Canary Wharf clinic to get some impartial advice from our experts and we are independent providers of several manufacturers. To help you decide between rechargeable and non-rechargeable hearing aids, below we have put together some useful information to consider. 

Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Rechargeable hearing aids have gained popularity in recent years for their convenience and cost-effectiveness. These devices come with built-in batteries that you can charge overnight, ready to use the next day.

Advantages of Rechargeable Hearing Aids;

  • Ease of Use – When compared to changing fiddly batteries, rechargeable hearing aids are very straightforward to use. 
  • Cost-Effectiveness – Over time, the cost of replacement batteries for non-rechargeable hearing aids can add up and rechargeable models prevent this ongoing expense.
  • Environmental Impact – Rechargeable batteries reduce waste and environmental impact compared to disposable batteries.
  • Consistent Power Supply – Modern hearing aids offer a reliable, day-long power supply, so you don’t have to worry about your hearing aids dying at inconvenient times.


  • Charging Time – You’ll need to remember to charge your hearing aids regularly, which can take some getting used to. 
  • Potential for Power Loss – If you forget to charge your hearing aids or don’t have access to power, you might be left without functioning hearing aids.

Non-Rechargeable Hearing Aids

Non-rechargeable hearing aids use disposable batteries, which can be replaced as and when needed. This option has traditionally been the standard for hearing aid users and it’s still a popular choice. 

Advantages of Non-Rechargeable Hearing Aids;

  • Immediate Replacement – If your battery dies, you can replace it immediately without waiting for the hearing aids to charge, ensuring continuous use.
  • Longer Lifespan – Disposable batteries can last longer than a single charge of a rechargeable battery, making them convenient for long days or when travelling.
  • Availability – Replacement batteries are widely available and can be easily purchased. Some packages include replacement batteries for several years too. 


  • Ongoing Costs – The cost of replacement batteries can add up over time, making non-rechargeable hearing aids potentially more expensive in the long run.
  • Environmental Concerns – Disposable batteries contribute to environmental waste and they aren’t the most sustainable option. 
  • Handling Small Parts – Changing batteries requires handling very small objects, which can be challenging for some people.

Making the Right Choice for You 

When deciding between rechargeable and non-rechargeable hearing aids it’s important to consider your daily routine, ability to maintain a charging schedule and whether you’re comfortable handling small batteries. At The Hearing Hub, we offer a wide selection of both rechargeable and non-rechargeable hearing aids to suit diverse needs and lifestyles. Our audiologists in London are here to guide you through the selection process, ensuring you find the hearing aids that best match your personal preferences and hearing requirements.

Visit a Local Clinic for Hearing Aids in London 

No matter which type of hearing aids you’re interested in, you can book an appointment at our Canary Wharf clinic to get some tailored advice. Ultimately, the right choice is one that best suits your individual needs. With the right information and guidance, you can make an informed decision that enhances your everyday hearing experience.

To get some support with hearing aids in London, you can call us today on 0330 111 9994. Our helpful team can answer any initial questions you may have and arrange a time for you to sit down with one of our expert audiologists. After assessing your hearing difficulties and discussing your specific needs, we can recommend the best hearing aids and tell you more about the range of packages we have available.