Signia’s rechargeable range brings hearing aid sustainability
Signia’s hearing aid range continues to innovate, providing a wide range of sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions to the marketplace through its comprehensive range of rechargeable devices.
Featuring proven lithium-ion technology, the coverage of the Signia Rechargeable offering entails the full suite of instant fit in-the-ear, behind-the-ear, receiver in canal and custom solutions, available with a wide array of accessories in multiple specifications and at various price points.
The rechargeable technology is convenient for users, with multiple charging options available, while the elimination of battery changes is a significant advantage for people with dexterity issues.
From an environmental standpoint, Signia has proven that its rechargeable hearing aids have 65 per cent less environmental impact compared to traditional battery-powered systems, with key improvements found in areas such as climate change (57%), fossil depletion (52%), human toxicity non-cancer (76%), land use (87%), and marine eco-toxicity (78%), amongst other factors.
In real terms, rechargeable hearing aid users save more than 100 batteries each year, which is particularly significant in Australia, as the country does not have a recycling scheme for these spent cells.
“One in five Australians will be impacted by hearing loss, and via the Signia Rechargeable range, we bring to the market a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution that is reliable and cost-effective,” said Peter McKinnon, Signia Product Manager.
“Outside of the sustainability factors, rechargeable hearing aids are extremely practical and hassle-free, and there are zero compromises in quality or comfort.”
“Hearing loss does not need to limit your potential, and Signia is proud to continue to make a difference in people’s lives.”
For the purpose of Signia’s study, total environmental impact throughout the life cycle of the hearing aids included considerations such as raw materials, production, transportation, usage, and disposal, with the battery itself contributing 80% of the environmental impact of the non-rechargeable option.
Depending on the product, a range of different charging options are available within the rechargeable range, including pocket-sized charging cases, as well as Qi wireless charging technology, while the Dry&Clean charger also offers UVC cleaning and drying technology to maintain the hearing aids in peak condition.
The Signia line of hearing aids was launched in 2016, with the brand quickly rising to be top-three in the market. Further information on the complete Signia Rechargeable offering is available at signia.net/en-au/.
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