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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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Get Ready for Camping Season with Battery Operated LED Lights

by rayovac8, April 2013

If a tree falls in a forest, and no one’s around to hear it—isn’t that a bummer? It could be the never-ending winter weather that’s been keeping nature-lovers at bay. But, hey, it’s almost that time of year when no fallen tree will go unheard. Camping season is just around the bend! Time to dust off the tent and camp stove, and if you haven’t already, make the switch to battery operated LED lights for your camping lights and lanterns. We’ve got you covered with our Value Camping Bundle:

Mini-Flashlight? Check! Our mini-flashlights feature high-performance battery-operated LED lights. In high-mode, you can cast a light up to 47 meters away. In low mode, you can cast a spooky glow on your face as you tell lame ghost stories. Water-resistant for when you lake-swim without emptying your pockets. Impact-resistant up to 9 feet for when you throw it because you can’t get the campfire started. Holster included, so you look like a total maverick.

Headlamp? Check! Our Virtually Indestructible headlamps contain our high-performance battery-operated LED lights. With custom optics and high-mode and low-mode settings, you can parade around the campsite looking like you’re special ops. This is the one to throw when you still can’t start that fire: Guaranteed for life, it has rubber shock absorbers and survived our 30-foot drop performance test. Comes with cloth and silicone head- straps. More...

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Why We Love Our Cochlear Battery: Changing the Lives of Hearing-Impaired Kids!

by rayovac11, 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...

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Official Guide to the Best Battery Recharger

by rayovac18, 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...

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The Alkaline Battery Power Challenge: What Real Value Looks Like

by rayovac18, February 2013

Value is a word that gets thrown around a lot. It’s what you might call a five-cent word. For some people, it’s the barely used car found on craigslist. For others, it’s the home surrounded by good schools and even better sales comps. But people often forget that value isn’t always measured in the thousands. It can be found on a much smaller scale – in the things you buy and use every day, from milk to printer paper to alkaline batteries.

Around Rayovac, we take the word value quite seriously. A business can’t stick around as long as we have without being value-driven. Case in point: Our alkaline batteries perform as well as the Duracell and Energizer batteries displayed at your local convenience store – but cost less. That’s good value, cut and dried. To test the performance and value yourself, we’ve developed the Rayovac Power Challenge: Because we know we’re the best in value, we offer a money-back guarantee for anyone not completely satisfied with the performance of our alkaline batteries. It’s not everyday you get a guarantee as good as this. Do yourself a favor and take the challenge!

Alkaline batteries are a product you probably use every day, just like the milk, just like the printer paper. Value comes in all shapes and sizes. Go ahead. Put us up to your value test. It might not be as fun as driving a new car off the lot, but it’s more money in your pocket!

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Rayovac Hearing Aid Batteries: Making the World Hear Better

by rayovac18, February 2013

History is a funny sort of thing. Certain unforgettable moments rise to the surface – world wars, political scandals, the discovery of new lands. So many other events sink below the surface, waiting to be discovered by curious minds. Those little buried gems add up to great richness. We’d argue that this richness includes Rayovac’s impact on the hearing-impaired world through a commitment to high performance batteries for hearing aids.

The Rayovac minds that filed patent on the first vacuum-tube hearing aid did so in 1937, the same year that Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Atlantic, the Hindenburg burst into flames, Hitler’s tyranny was unfolding, and pre-WWII unrest was beginning to stir in Asia. America was in the thick of the Great Depression. Needless to say, it’s no surprise that our patent filing wasn’t splashed across the front pages.

Still, that’s where Rayovac’s deep roots with the hearing-impaired world began. Those roots continue to keep us passionate when developing new battery for hearing aid technology. In 1963, nearly 30 years after the patent was filed, Rayovac opened its first facility dedicated to producing the best hearing aid battery that money could buy. In 1989, another facility was opened in the U.K., giving consumers worldwide the chance to try Rayovac batteries. Rayovac’s accomplishments in the hearing aid industry have been well documented. Check out the timeline below and view the illustrious history yourself. More...

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