New Era of Rechargeable Hearing Aid Batteries

Barry Freeman, Ph.D.*   Hearing aids (instruments) are entering a new era of rechargeable hearing aid batteries where consumers no longer have to deal with the hassles of replacement disposable batteries.  Just follow recent industry product announcements: “Starkey offers rechargeable option thanks to ZPower” “Free yourself from the hassles of disposable batteries with Phonak Audéo™…

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Do Hearing Aids Meet ANSI Standards?

Measuring a hearing aid to ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Standards should be a first step before any programming of the hearing aid is attempted.  While it is assumed that the hearing aids meet ANSI Standards, as measured and sent by the manufacturer, confirmation of the hearing aid’s basic foundation is necessary to ensure that…

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