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Starkey Launches New Muse iQ Rechargeable Hearing Aids

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Starkey Hearing Technologies announced the release of their new Muse iQ Rechargeable, which the company says is the “smartest, smallest rechargeable hearing aid on the market”. The new devices were announced at the 2018 Hearing Innovation Expo in Las Vegas, but are now available for purchase. The Muse iQ Rechargeable 900sync technology-enabled…

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World’s Top Supplier of Hearing Aid Batteries, Rayovac, May be Up for Sale

MIDDLETON, WISCONSIN — According to recent media reports, Spectrum Brands Holding Inc is exploring strategic options, including the possible sale of its appliance and battery divisions. The company, which owns Rayovac batteries, is already in talks several with prospective buyers. According to a report in USA Today, the company is looking to concentrate on its…

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Hearing Aid Batteries Recalled in UK Over “Low Risk of Explosion” During Use

UNITED KINGDOM — Batteries provided to hearing aid users in the UK through the National Health Service (NHS) have been recalled over “low risk of batteries exploding during use or if depleted”, according to a government medical safety alert last month. ZeniPower mecury-free hearing aid batteries, manufactured by Zhuhai Zhi Li Battery Co Ltd, with “best…

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Football and hearing issues came together for the Super Bowl

By David H. Kirkwood EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—There were a lot of hearing angles to the 2014 Super Bowl, played last Sunday in New Jersey. For one thing, there was the Seattle Seahawks’ much heralded (and much criticized) “12th Man,” as the team’s incredibly noisy legion of fans came to be known. As noted by ASHA’s Joe…

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Super Bowl-bound player’s victory over hearing loss has made him a video star

SEATTLE—The National Football League conference championship games are a big deal for pretty much all American sports fans. However, people who share this blog’s interest in hearing and hearing health had two extra reasons to watch Sunday’s battle between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers for the National Football Conference (NFC) crown. One…

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Humans’ biological battery may someday power implantable hearing devices

CAMBRIDGE, MA—As long as people have been using hearing aids, replacing the batteries has been part of the drill. However, someday—though no time soon—people may power their own hearing devices, at least implantable ones. How can that be? Well, people and other mammals have a natural battery located inside the cochlea. It’s a chamber filled…

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