MED-EL Announces Rechargeable Batteries For SONNET

May 11, 2016

The SONNET Audio Processor from MED-EL will be available with rechargeable battery options this summer, making it the lightest audio processor on the market.

May 11th, 2016 — (Innsbruck, Austria) — MED-EL, leading provider of hearing implant systems, has launched new rechargeable battery options for the SONNET and SONNET EAS Audio Processor. The rechargeable batteries will be available in two sizes: Standard and Micro.

The standard rechargeable battery provides up to ten hours of listening, and is fully compatible with WaterWear. The micro rechargeable battery is incredibly small and discreet—with the micro battery, SONNET only weighs 8.1 grams on the ear. Both battery packs will be available in the full range of SONNET accent colours.

The easy-to-use batteries can be quickly charged and easily changed. The SONNET Charging System can charge up to four batteries at once and is powered through a USB connection.

MED-EL also has introduced the Mini Battery Pack for SONNET, which allows users to connect SONNET to a body-worn battery pack that provides up to 37 hours of use from a single AAA battery.

Learn more about SONNET Rechargeable Batteries and the Mini Battery Pack today.

About MED-EL

MED-EL Medical Electronics is a leading provider of hearing implant systems worldwide, and offers the broadest portfolio of hearing implant solutions. The company was founded by Austrian scientists and industry pioneers Ingeborg and Erwin Hochmair, who in 1977 together developed the world’s first microelectronic, multichannel cochlear implant. In 1990, they laid the foundation for the successful growth of the company when they hired their first employees. To date, the privately held company has over 1,600 employees around the world.

The cochlear implant was the first, and remains the only, replacement of a human sense—the sense of hearing. To treat the various types and degrees of hearing loss, MED-EL offers the widest range of implantable solutions, including cochlear, middle ear and bone conduction implant systems, as well as a system for combined electric and acoustic stimulation.

MED-EL’s mission is to overcome hearing loss as a barrier to communication and quality of life. Individuals in more than 100 countries have had their hearing restored with a MED-EL Hearing Implant System.

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