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 Battery – Where Are We?

Hearing aids are electronic devices that apply amplification provided by a power supply, most usually called the “battery.”  The power supply provides the energy to drive the hearing aid (an electrical load).  What the power supply (hearing aid battery) does is to essentially convert one form of electrical energy to another.    Battery Basics for…

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