Size 312 batteries cost approximately $40 annually for 2 hearing aids. That amounts to $200 over the course of 5 years.
Size 13 batteries cost approximately $20 annually for 2 hearing aids. That amounts to $100 over the course of 5 years.
Phonak Rechargeable Hearing Aids are about the same size as the Phonak hearing aids that use size 13 batteries. The rechargeable feature adds $100 to the cost of each hearing aid.
The cost of the Phonak rechargeable battery system is more than the cost of disposable size
13 batteries .
The cost of the Phonak rechargeable system is about the same as the cost of disposable size 312 batteries.
However, if the user does a significant amount of streaming (using ComPilot. TV Link, or Remote mic), the rechargeable system may be more cost effectivedue to very significant capacity of the Lithium Ion batteries...these batteries have enough power (on one overnight charge) to provide 18 hours of perfomance with 6-8 hours of streaming.
The Rechargeable feature is very convenient
and is preferred when patients have dexterity issues or tremors. Many patients prefer the convenience of rechargeable batteries.
Assumption: The above comparisons assume that hearing aid users are purchasing our Mercury-Free Rayovac batteries in bulk (2 boxes at a time - $0.375 per battery).