19, March 2013
Users of hearing aids can all concur that frequent battery changes – and, of course, battery purchases – are just a part of life. With high-drain devices becoming the norm, your current battery for hearing aid can run out of juice rather suddenly, making a ready supply of extras a must. Becoming the proud owner of a hearing aid almost assures the fact that you will go through batteries faster than ever.
Different types of hearing aids and the wearer’s habits significantly affect battery life, but generally, you can’t expect more than a couple of weeks between battery changes. Believe it or not, there are some real differences in performance based on the brand you buy. Yes, you can look to almost any battery manufacturer and find your hearing aid battery 10, 13, 312, 675 – the usual – but you should know that some last longer both on your shelf and in your hearing aid. And some just plain work better. More...
11, March 2013
In recent years, cochlear implants have become more common for infants and toddlers who are experiencing moderate to severe hearing loss. As a company that manufactures the cochlear battery, we have successfully stayed on the forefront of progress regarding this technology. It’s been amazing, and we’re proud to power it.
Cochlear implants are very different from hearing aids. First off, they do not amplify sound. Instead they bypass the damaged anatomy in the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. The results can be phenomenal, but can vary from person to person. Just imagine going from near deaf to hearing in a matter of weeks.
Speech, language, and social skills are deeply interwoven and strongly related to hearing. When a child can hear well, the brain normally develops these skills organically, weaving billions of pieces of auditory input into basic skills we all use. Of course, kids with severe hearing impairment find other routes to develop these skills, but it’s a climb, rather than a cruise, for many of them.
Children as young as 12 months of age can undergo cochlear implant surgery. It generally takes between two and five hours and the benefits of the surgery will begin to arrive four to six weeks later. Though not every child is a candidate. If a child can benefit from a hearing aid, for example, that child is unlikely to qualify for a cochlear implant. Pediatric audiologists conduct the assessments to determine who qualifies. More...
11, March 2013
For about the price of a non-fat latte, you can treat yourself to something far more useful – a compact pocket light. Determining the usefulness of a product is said to be in the eye of the beholder. But with a battery-operated LED light, the usefulness doesn’t even come into question. It’s common knowledge that everyone should own at least one LED light. It may not perk you up like caffeine, but it can make a huge difference in nighttime, roadside, and weather emergencies. Most LED lights fit right in the palm of your hand and come equipped with impact-resistant casing. Not to mention, they’re just convenient.
The Rayovac pocket light weighs next to nothing, and contains super-bright LED bulbs that can shine up to 100 feet. Whether you’re looking under the hood of your car, searching for lost keys, or rummaging through a pitch-black tent, a compact pocket light comes in handy when you need it most. The oversized on/off switch is great for people with arthritis, poor vision, or impatience. And with just a few Rayovac alkaline AAA batteries, you can run the light for nearly two days straight – up to 42 hours.
The list is large for places to keep your handy pocket light: your glove compartment, purse, backpack, toolkit, tackle box, hunting pack, and nightstand. At just five bucks per pocket light, buying multiple lights has never been more affordable! Our pocket light won’t take up nearly as much room as a standard flashlight, and with its lifetime warranty, you’ll never need to replace it. It’s time to put the power of battery-operated LED lights in the palm of your hand!
26, February 2013
It wasn’t too long ago that the technology associated with the word fob was relatively unknown. Basically a keyless entry device, the fob has become a staple piece of equipment for most modern cars. With a fob, you can remotely open your car’s doors, trunk, or hatch all with relative ease. You can even call for help by hitting the big red panic button.
The energy needed to power a fob comes from a button battery. As this battery starts to get old, the distance at which the fob can be used shrinks considerably. Keyless entry battery replacement is simple. Typically you just need a coin, though in some cases a small screwdriver is required. Here’s what you do. More...
19, February 2013
Having a dependable flashlight in your home is not a luxury, but a necessity. The Indestructible flashlight is both extremely durable and reasonably priced.
To quote our friends at The Home Depot “"Rayovac: Truly Indestructible Flashlight”.
18, February 2013
Want a simple way to reduce waste and save money? Look no further. Rechargeable batteries and charger options have made this all possible. Both the environment and your wallet can now reap the benefits. Using rechargeable batteries can potentially save you hundreds of dollars and can also reduce the amount of alkaline batteries going to landfills. If you’re new to rechargeables, we have a fair guess at what you want to know before you buy. Simple: More...