Humavox partners with Starkey to bring wireless charging to hearing aids
- Published on 26 October 2016
On October 18 Humavox has announced a partnership with Starkey Hearing Technologies in order to implement wireless charging in audio devices, "simplifying the day-to-day lives of consumers".
Next generation hearing technologies are becoming much smaller and more sophisticated. However, changing the batteries in these tiny audio devices can be difficult, especially for a portion of hearing technology users, some of whom are elderly and may lack the dexterity to change these small batteries sometimes several times a week.
According to the press release the transition from disposable batteries to rechargeable batteries enabled by the partnership will redefine the user experience.
“This partnership represents an additional step for Starkey in offering the most advanced hearing solutions available,” said Tim Trine, Chief Technical Officer at Starkey Hearing Technologies. “We look forward to utilizing Humavox’s superior wireless charging technology to continue leading the hearing industry with new innovations that simplify people’s lives.”
“We at Humavox are all about blending charging into everyday life so that users don’t even have to think about charging their devices,” said Omri Lachman, CEO & Co-Founder of Humavox. “This is even more critical when it comes to the hearing impaired, who have to switch out tiny batteries regularly, and are sometimes seniors who struggle with such tasks. We are excited to be partnering with one of the world’s top hearing solution manufacturers in order to solve this critical pain point and streamline charging for the hearing impaired community.”
As part of their collaboration, Starkey will integrate Humavox’s wireless charging technology within a variety of devices from its family of wireless hearing technology brands, including the most advanced and comprehensive hearing solutions available. The technology developed by Humavox fits not only standard hearing devices (e.g. BTEs and RICs), but also custom devices, wireless earbuds, hearables and personal audio amplifiers, that are smaller and unique in shape and therefore pose a challenge in integrating recharging capability.Source: Humavox