12.03.19

New level of performance for hearing aid batteries

VARTA Microbattery presents power one EVOLUTION at the UNSAF and AAA congresses


The requirements of people for their devices of daily use are constantly increasing. This particularly applies to hearing aids, which consume more and more energy due to the increasing number of integrated functions. The significance of the quality of a tailor-made power supply is emphasised by Stiftung Warentest, the leading German consumer test organisation. In the current test, VARTA Microbattery GmbH came out on top among the 14 hearing aid batteries tested in the most important types 312 and 10. "The test winner rating has motivated us to intensify our research efforts to develop an even better product", Torsten Schmerer, General Manager Healthcare at VARTA Microbattery GmbH, underlines. The result of these efforts is the power one EVOLUTION, a new dimension of performance among hearing aid batteries. The newly developed product as well as the test-winning batteries and the full range of batteries and rechargeable batteries will be showcased on 22-23 March 2019 at the 41st Congrès des Audioprothésistes in the Palais des Congrès de Paris (UNSAF), stand A01, as well as on 27-29 March 2019 at the congress of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) in Columbus, USA, stand 630.

VARTA Microbattery has developed the power one EVOLUTION in response to the needs of consumers who require reliable batteries with longer operating times. The power one EVOLUTION zinc-air battery is based on the Thin Foil Technology (TFT) and is characterised by a very high energy density. Moreover, its capacity is even higher than that of the tried-and-tested hearing aid batteries by VARTA Microbattery, resulting in a longer service life. The service life of the type 312 is up to 15 percent longer. Field tests have shown that nine out of ten customers would recommend the battery because of the significantly longer operating times.

"The limited space in hearing aids is the reason why the power supply can only be increased by improving the technology of the hearing aid. Our expertise is based on the synergy of extensive material research, many years of experience in cell development and our own production equipment technology", Schmerer explains. power one is the only hearing aid battery manufacturer to offer a comprehensive range of products that accommodate wide-ranging needs while employing various technologies. power one offers zinc-air batteries for hearing aids. The same technology is used in batteries for implants, which have to meet particularly high requirements. power one has been the manufacturer of choice for implant batteries for many years. The requirements for the capacity and performance of the innovative rechargeable hearing aids are also constantly increasing; in this respect, the power one rechargeable Li-Ion accu sets new standards.