PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY — Signia announced last week that their new product, Cellion primax, will use lithium-ion rechargeable technology. According to a recent Signia press release the key feature of the Cellion primax technology is up to two days of regular use with nearly unlimited streaming capabilities on a single charge.
The recharging capability will be available in the popular receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) platform. Signia’s announcement of a rechargeable system utilizing lithium-ion technology coincides with a similar announcement from Phonak last week reported at Hearing News on June 27.
What makes the new aids unique, says the company, is the ability to offering inductive charging, making it contact-free. The company boasts that the Cellion primax can be fully charged in 4 hours, making it ready to use for at least 24 hours without recharging, even with all day audio streaming. A 30 minute ‘fast charge’ is said to allow more than 7 hours of run time.
History of Offering Rechargeable Options
Signia, then known as Siemens, introduced the rechargeable Centra Active in 2007. Rechargeable battery technology has been thought by industry experts to be an important consumer hearing aid attribute for many years.
In addition to the Phonak and Signia lithium-ion technology, the start-up company ZPower offers a rechargeable option that can be retrofit on many modern hearing aids.