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Hearing Loss Detection in Children

by rayovac17, July 2013

When the stork arrives and you are holding your newborn in your arms for the first time, your new child’s hearing ability may not be the first thought that pops into your brain. But I’m sure your baby’s health does. Checking your newborns hearing is just as important as checking for ten fingers and ten toes.

Children who have undetected hearing loss might not gain the cognitive abilities that are needed for learning, or may not be able to acquire normal speech and language. Children with hearing loss may be extremely stressed out because they may not understand why it is harder for them to learn simple material.

Babies should get their hearing checked before they are even one month old. Technology now allows hearing screenings on children a few hours after they are born. Most states even require hearing testing on newborns before they are to leave the hospital. If your child has hearing loss, you should consider the use of a hearing device or other communication options by 6 months of age. 

Rayovac offers the longest lasting hearing aid batteries in the world, in sizes 10, 13, 312, and 675. We also have a cochlear battery specifically made to meet the needs of patients with cochlear implants. As well as our ProLine hearing aid batteries, which are the #1 choice of hearing care professionals. All of our hearing aid batteries are mercury free.

Early hearing loss detection is crucial when it comes to speech, language and learning in young children. In the event your child does need hearing aids, let Rayovac be there for all your hearing aid battery needs. 

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Batteries on a Mission

by rayovac7, June 2013

What’s better than our longest lasting mercury-free hearing aid batteries? Only the fact that our batteries are used in Starkey hearing aids; the very same hearing aids that have helped improve the lives of thousands around the globe.

On a recent trip to Papua New Guinea, Spectrum Brands CEO, Dave Lumley, and Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Hearing Aid Batteries for Rayovac, Randy Raymond, accompanied the Starkey Hearing Foundation on a mission trip across the Pacific. The purpose of their trip was to provide the less fortunate communities with quality hearing aids. Thanks to the Rayovac-Starkey partnership, literally thousands of people from around the world have received the gift of hearing. Rayovac has been a proud sponsor of the Starkey Hearing Foundation for many years and is privileged to provide them with the best quality batteries for hearing aid. More...

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Happy Birthday to the Bionic Ear: A Cochlear Battery for your Cochlear Implant

by rayovac18, February 2013

This year marks the 30th year since a pioneering physician drastically changed the landscape for the hearing impaired. With the birth of the cochlear implant, thousands of people have rediscovered the colorful world of sound—a bird singing in the distance, the endearing voice of a grandchild, a companion telling a joke in a busy restaurant. Not surprisingly,  the cochlear battery necessary to power this “bionic ear” is a little marvel of its own.

 

Cochlear implants require a lot of energy to do their intricate work of transforming sounds into electrical energy. A hearing aid amplifies sound, but a cochlear implant relays it through wiring to the auditory nerve, a far more involved process. Just think of how many sounds enter the ear on any given day; a nearly constant stream of them. When powered on, the implant is constantly working to relay those sounds through an intricate design that bypasses the damaged portion of the ear’s anatomy. It may look a little like a watch battery, but a cochlear battery is in a whole other league. More...

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