ZPower has announced a new partnership with AuDNet Inc, a group purchasing organization whose mission is to support and sustain the practice of audiology through collective buying power.

AuDNet ZPower reports that it now offers its Rechargeable System for Hearing Aids to AuDNet members at a substantial discount off regular wholesale pricing. By partnering with AuDNet, ZPower aims to introduce its product to more patients, providing them the opportunity to never change a hearing aid battery again.

Sara Sable-Antry

Sara Sable-Antry, vice president of sales, ZPower

“Today’s hearing aids provide more acoustic parameters and connectivity than ever,” said Sara Sable-Antry, vice president of sales and marketing for ZPower. “However, these advancements come at the cost of patient frustration with disposable battery life. We know that patients today want rechargeability, but until now, the availability of rechargeable technology for hearing aids was very limited.”

David J. Smriga

David J. Smriga, president, AuDNet Inc

David Smriga, president of AuDNet Inc, is equally enthusiastic. “ZPower is bringing an innovative and valuable new technology to the market, which will benefit a lot of people using hearing instruments to improve their communication quality of life,” said Smriga. “Our organization is excited to help ZPower get this technology into our member practices as affordably as possible.”

Upgrading hearing aids to the ZPower Rechargeable System is considered to be a quick and easy process. The hearing care professional just replaces the original hearing aid battery door with the ZPower rechargeable battery door and then installs the ZPower battery. The system is designed to offer a full day of continuous power, to charge overnight in the hearing aids, take the place of an estimated 200 disposable batteries, and last a full year. The ZPower hearing aid battery is meant to be replaced once every year by a hearing care professional, so the patient never has to touch a hearing aid battery again.

Source: ZPower; AuDNet