First Rechargeable CROS Hearing Aid
The Muse iQR hearing aids are now available, they are built on Starkey’s latest Synergy® platform and Acuity™ OS operating system. The devices offer 30 hours of use with streaming, full-day charging in less than three hours, a portable charging case for rapid 15-minute and “weekend” charges, a telecoil and finally, a CROS rechargeable system for individuals with a single-sided hearing loss. That's a whole load of interesting.
Starkey says that their new Lithium-Ion system will provide 20% more power than any of their competitors. They have said that you will get over thirty hours of use with streaming. Obviously, you aren't going to use it for thirty hours straight, unless of course, you work with my business partner Steve Claridge (Steve The SlaveDriver Claridge!). The thing is though, it means that no matter how much you stream audio, on the phone, listening to music or watching the TV, you simply won't run out of juice.
Smallest Ever Rechargeable
The bragging rights up to now have been Unitron's, however, Starkey says that their new rechargeable is 30% smaller than any of their competitors. Considering that is combined with so much power, that's quite a feat.
Hot Damn, A Rechargeable CROS!
Hot damn indeed, the first ever rechargeable CROS device, about time really. Wireless CROS devices are a bit power hungry. It is the nature of what they do, one device is transmitting all of the time, while the other is receiving all of the time. Offering a rechargeable CROS simply makes sense, although, I am glad somebody finally thought about it.
Portable Charger Case
The devices come with an integrated portable charger case. The case retains a charge as well as charging the devices. It means that you can simply bring the case with you if you are going away for a few days. I am not sure of how many charges the case will offer, but we will find out soon enough. As more updates become available, we will let you know.
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Posted by Geoff
Geoffrey (Geoff, anything else makes him nervous) Cooling is an Irish hearing aid blogger and has been involved with the hearing aid industry for over ten years. He has worked in private practice dispensing hearing aids and as a manufacturer's rep. He has written two books and they are both available on Amazon. He loves technology, passing on knowledge and is legendary for many other things, primarily the amount he curses, his dry and mischievous sense of humour and his complete intolerance of people who are full of themselves. Please feel free to connect with him
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