An ecological, user-​friendly solution

November 9, 2016 by Michèle Dostaler
In Canada, nearly 70 million batteries end up in landfills every year. The batteries contain mercury and lead, toxic substances that are harmful to the environment, animals, and humans alike.

A range of hearing aids are made with a green solution: lithium-ion inductive-charging hearing aids.

Battery-free hearing

This model of hearing aid integrates lithium-ion 2.0 rechargeable technology that’s wireless and doesn’t require specific contact points to recharge. This gives users continuous, almost unlimited hearing for up to two days after a recharge.* It’s even powerful enough to handle severe hearing loss and is similar in size to other models.

Smart and simple recharging

These hearing aids are easy to use and save you the hassle of having to buy and insert batteries. It’s the perfect solution for users who have trouble seeing or handling hearing aid batteries. Obstacles to replacing batteries like arthritis and shaky hands are no longer a problem. Unlike older generation hearing aids with lithium-ion and silver-oxide rechargeable batteries with galvanic charging pins, these hearing aids don’t need charging pins. You no longer have to worry about inserting the batteries and lining up the terminals in the charger—this system is much more reliable and user-friendly.

More power, with energy efficiency you can trust

Not only are the cells in these hearing aids powerful, they’re also more energy efficient, with up to 50 mAh or 70% more charge than a 13 regular battery (30 mAh). The hearing aids can be fully charged in just four hours, after which they’ll last for nearly two days,* even if they’re continuously broadcasting audio. The “supercharge” function takes 30 minutes and provides over seven hours of use. The lithium-ion battery lasts several years and can be easily replaced by an audioprosthetist.

Charging on the go

These hearing aids are also very convenient, even when you’re traveling. The charger has a standard micro-USB connecter so you can charge your hearing aids using any USB compatible device: laptop, car adaptor, power bar, etc.

Since the battery is completely integrated and sealed into the hearing aids, you no longer have to worry about opening and closing the battery compartment. And it’s an ecological solution that saves hundreds of disposable zinc-air batteries over the life of the hearing aids. These models are also great if you just want something practical!

To learn more, consult an audioprosthetist.

*24 hours of continuous use – representing two normal days of continuous wireless broadcasting.
To determine which hearing aids are best for you, consult an audioprosthetist.

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