ZPower, a rechargeable microbattery technology developer, announced a partnership with Oaktree Products, a distributor of clinical supplies to the hearing industry, to make hearing aid replacement batteries more accessible to hearing care providers.
According to the company, the new partnership will “streamline the battery reorder process” by allowing hearing care providers to order ZPower replacement batteries directly through Oaktree Products.
“ZPower is changing the landscape for rechargeable hearing aids with their silver-zinc microbatteries,” said Bob Kemp, CEO and owner of Oaktree Products. “Their technology was a game changer for people with hearing loss and we’re proud to do our part to enable greater adoption of rechargeable power in the hearing space.”
The foundation of ZPower’s patented technology is a silver-zinc chemistry, which reportedly enables the “smallest, most energy-dense” microbattery available. It’s said to use a nontoxic, non-flammable, water-based electrolyte that is safe for wearable technologies.
“Rechargeability is a critical contributor to a positive and empowered experience for hearing aid users and we’re happy to see it proliferating in the space,” said Ross Dueber, CEO of ZPower. “We are passionate about exploring additional applications of our silver-zinc technology that enrich the human experience—especially in markets needing an alternative to traditional chemistries to power the next game changing technologies. As devices continue to get smaller, more sophisticated, and power-hungry, ZPower is uniquely positioned to meet those demands across a spectrum of industries.”
ZPower batteries can be purchased by hearing care providers on Oaktree’s website here.
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