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Patient convenience and environmental advantages are key benefits of the ZPower Rechargeable Solution for hearing aids. 

CAMARILLO, CA – June 10, 2015ZPower, the first developer of rechargeable, silver-zinc batteries for hearing aids, will lead a presentation entitled “Recharge your Hearing Aid” at the upcoming Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Convention 2015. The HLAA event runs from June 25-28 in the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis and features a broad range of educational seminars and technology updates for people with hearing loss.

“Recharge your Hearing Aid” will be held in the HLAA demo room on Friday, June 26 at 3:00 pm and will be led by Dr. Barry A. Freeman, Vice President of Business Development for ZPower. Dr. Freeman will showcase the ZPower Rechargeable Solution, which makes it easy to convert many new and existing hearing aids and make them rechargeable.

The ability to recharge hearing aids and its impact on the daily lives of those with hearing loss will be an integral part of the demonstration.  “Disposable hearing aid batteries are used by people with varying levels of dexterity, often run out of power in the middle of the day, and can require frequent changing,” explained Dr. Freeman. “In contrast, the ZPower Rechargeable Solution offers 24+ hours of continuous power each day, charges overnight, takes the place of an estimated 100 disposable batteries, and lasts a full year. The ZPower hearing aid battery is replaced once per year by a hearing care professional so the patient need never touch a hearing aid battery again.”

The ZPower batteries also offer environmental advantages. Approximately 1.4 billion disposable hearing aid batteries are thrown into landfills each year around the world.  ZPower silver-zinc rechargeable batteries are fully recyclable and don’t contribute to the waste stream.

Rechargeable batteries are among the top features sought by hearing aid users. A recent MarkeTrak 9 study ranked the most compelling features sought by non-owners of hearing aids. “A rechargeable hearing aid” and “rechargeable batteries for hearing aids” ranked #2 and #4 on the wish list – which points to the high demand for a rechargeable solution for hearing aids.

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 48 million (20 percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss, making it a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss.

HLAA convention attendees can visit ZPower in Booth #313.

About ZPower, LLC

ZPower is a leading manufacturer of rechargeable, silver-zinc batteries for miniature electronics applications located in Camarillo, Calif.  The company specializes in rechargeable battery solutions and support for hearing instruments and medical devices. ZPower’s first-of-its-kind solution makes it easy to convert many new and existing hearing aids and make them rechargeable. It offers 24+ hours of continuous power each day, charges overnight, and one battery lasts a full year. In addition to simplifying life for hearing aid wearers, the ZPower solution streamlines new product development and speeds time-to-market for hearing instrument manufacturers.  ZPower rechargeable batteries are fully recyclable and are better for the environment. For more information, visit www.zpowerbattery.com or the ZPower Expo Page on AudiologyOnline.

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