ZPower, Camarillo, Calif, developer of rechargeable silver-zinc batteries for hearing aids, has announced that it will be showcasing its new rechargeable technology for Active Duty service members and veterans of the Armed Forces at the Joint Defense Veterans Audiology (JDVAC) conference in Orlando, Fla from March 2-4, 2015 at the Doubletree Hotel at Universal Studios. Silver-zinc battery technology was first developed for NASA and the military and is now being applied to hearing instruments and other wearables. The new solution converts new and existing hearing aids to rechargeable, and will be available in the latter half of 2015, according to the company.
“We’re committed to serving our veterans and Active Duty service members with better hearing solutions,” said retired Air Force officer Dr Ross E. Dueber, president and CEO at ZPower. “Frequently handling tiny batteries is difficult and frustrating for many hearing aid wearers, and especially for those with diminished dexterity and sight. With our rechargeable solution, there are no hard-to-remove battery tabs and no need to ever handle batteries.”
The company reports that when using the ZPower Rechargeable Solution, an average patient will need just one battery per hearing aid per year. To see a video demonstrating the benefits of the rechargeable technology for those with dexterity challenges, view the ZPower video page on the YouTube website.
“Soon, audiologists can fit patients with the wireless hearing aid of their choice and have confidence it will provide a full day of continuous power, even with streaming,” said Barry Freeman, PhD, past president of the American Academy of Audiology and current vice president of business development at ZPower.
At the JDVAC conference, ZPower will exhibit in Booth #6. Visitors who attend the company’s in-booth Tech Talks will receive CEU credits.