Starkey is releasing an updated version of their Muse iQ hearing aids, dubbed Muse iQ R, with a rechargeable battery. The company says that the new hearing aids are the “smartest, smallest rechargeable hearing aids in the market”. Announced at the Hearing Innovation Expo in Las Vegas, the Muse IQ R also contains the 900sync technology, allowing it to connect to phones and televisions.
“Muse iQ Rechargeable is a true game-changer for consumers with hearing loss. These tiny but powerful devices redefine rechargeable hearing technology and represent Starkey’s advanced research in neuroscience, virtual reality, audiology and signal processing. With Muse iQ, we are honored to be able to deliver unparalleled performance, usability, personalization, clarity of sound and presence, and an array of other features that contribute to improved hearing health and overall well-being,” said Achin Bhowmik, CTO and EVP of Engineering at Starkey.
The Muse iQ R’s battery can charge in less than three hours, lasting for up to 30 hours of use with streaming. The battery is based on a Lithium-Ion rechargeable power pack, rather than Silver-Zinc batteries used in Starkey’s ZPower hearing aids.
It will also come with a charging case that will act as a home base for the hearing aids. They will automatically turn on once taken out of the case, with no settings to check. The case itself is very sturdy and can provide the user with three additional full charges on the go.