- Published on 14 September 2017
On September 14, Widex announces the launch of BEYOND Z™ - a rechargeable solution for its BEYOND™ range of hearing aids, created in collaboration with ZPower.
BEYOND Z lets users stream better and longer - second to none - and also includes a retrofit option for existing BEYOND users.
"Since launching BEYOND in November 2016, our global sales have grown very nicely. The combination of superior sound quality and effortless smartphone integration in BEYOND is proving to be a popular solution for hearing-aid users," said Widex CEO Jørgen Jensen.
BEYOND already has the lowest power drain of any streaming hearing aid. With the introduction of the rechargeable BEYOND Z, Widex can provide the longest streaming time of any rechargeable hearing aid in the market - without ever compromising the superior WIDEX sound performance. Not only that, current BEYOND users will be able to get BEYOND Z by having their current BEYOND hearing aids retrofitted for a fee.
Until recently, rechargeable hearing aids were limited to using nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries that frequently deliver less than a full day of power. ZPower has created an innovative silver-zinc rechargeable battery technology that when combined with Widex market leading low power consumption delivers a full day of power on a single charge.
"Right now, the market is also offering rechargeable hearing aids. So, building on the success of BEYOND, the introduction of a rechargeable option was a natural next step," according to Jørgen Jensen.
The first shipments will begin in Q4 2017 in the US and Canada, and the rest of the markets from Q1 2018.
For more information please visit www.widex.com.