NewSound Primo W, a next-generation hearing aid, utilizes Energous’ WattUp radio frequency-based wireless charging technology, which supports small, rounded devices such as behind-the-ear and in-the-ear hearing aids, according to a news release.
Along with hassle-free battery recharging, the next-generation device includes flexible drop-to-charge design for ease of use, lithium battery support with up to 20 hours of working time, Soundware App control for battery status, self-hearing checks, program management, remote-fit and more, plus an all-in-one case for storage, charging, UV sanitizing and dehumidifying.
“The Primo W hearing aid represents a new level of technical advancement offering full Bluetooth control in conjunction with Dialog BLE and further validates the continued progress of the Energous wireless charging 2.0 technology, which offers substantial improvements over 1st generation, coil-based charging technologies in terms of freedom of movement, communications and control,” Energous president & CEO Stephen Rizzone said in the release. “We anticipate the announcement of additional WattUp-enabled products in both the hearable and sensor markets, further demonstrating RF-based wireless power transfer is gaining meaningful traction.”
“Securing FCC approval for our Primo W hearing aid solution is a major milestone along our journey to providing our customers with best-in-class hearing products that amplify their hearing experience,” added NewSound CTO Boyang Li. “The Primo W powered by Energous’ WattUp wireless charging technology enhances the experience for users and it represents the next generation of hearing aids.”