Hearing implant maker, MED-EL, announced the launch of an all-new cochlear implant audio processor at the 61st Austrian National Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Conference last month. No longer requiring the need to continually change batteries, the new RONDO 2 processor offers cochlear implant (CI) users the ability to wirelessly charge their devices–an industry first feature.

The company claims that placing the RONDO 2 on its charging dock for 4 hours, can allow up to 18 hours of continuous use.

 

rondo 2 wireless charging dock

 

Cochlear Implant with Wireless Charging

 

According to the company, offering wireless recharging capability will save the average user from having to change more than 700 batteries in a single year.

The discreet size and design of the RONDO 2, like Cochlear’s Kanso device, no longer requires the user to wear anything behind-the-ear, where most cochlear implant processors are worn.

 

wearing rondo 2 cochlear implant med el

Unlike most cochlear implants, the RONDO 2 processor is not worn on the ear.

 

“We’re so used to charging our mobile devices at home overnight. You charge your phone and tablet in this way, so why not your audio processor? It’s the next logical step for cochlear implants and we’re so excited to be pioneering the way forward”. –Gregor Dittrich, Director of Product Management at MED-EL

 

The RONDO 2 is compatible with Bluetooth neckloops, such as the Artone 3 Max, which allows users to connect to cell phones and various media devices.

 

RONDO 2 Specs

 

The new RONDO 2 device is compatible with all MED-EL multi-channel cochlear implants from the past 25 years.  Recipients with SYNCHRONY, CONCERTO, MED-EL CONCERT, SONATA, PULSAR, C40+, or C40 internal implants will be able to use RONDO 2.

 

 

rondo 2 specs

The new device weighs only 14.5 grams, and is 17% lighter than the original RONDO.

 

3 Responses to MED-EL Launches Rondo 2, the World’s First Cochlear Implant Powered by Wireless Charging

  1. Nafeesa says:

    Hi is it launched in UK? If not yet can you tell me when will it launch?

  2. Petro says:

    How much is Medell Rondo2
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  3. Amira abo elenien says:

    What the price of rando 2 in egypt and how can i get it in egypt?

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