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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Hearing Aid Disruption – The Major Event

The RIC (Receiver-in-Canal) Hearing Aid In 2001, two patented hearing aid designs were filed under the “Hear-Wear” name by owners of SeboTek Hearing Systems.  The result is that these, and subsequent patents by them, changed the hearing aid industry worldwide in ways never imagined.  The hearing aid disruption was based on the SeboTek PAC™ (Post-Auricular-Canal) hearing…

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