Since the advent of rechargeable batteries back in the 1990’s, patients have been asking when hearing aids would become rechargeable. For the past several years, low technology systems have been available with limited success. Today, all that has changed!
Earlier this year, Zpower, a California based battery developer, released a new generation of rechargeable Silver-Zinc batteries that can finally power today’s highly sophisticated 3D wireless hearing technologies. Unlike lithium-ion batteries, this new technology uses a water based chemistry that is non-flammable and wearable in medical based technologies. They also allow for greater miniaturization with increased capacity, which translates to a full day of hearing and data streaming on a single charge.
Manufacturers like Starkey and Oticon have adopted this technology and are now offering rechargeable options on their newest hearing devices. For patients who already have the Oticon Opn or Starkey Muse technologies, the rechargeable systems can be retrofitted to their existing instruments. Call ESHC today to find out more.