Panasonic has released the new R1-W Series Receiver-in-Canal (RIC) hearing aids. The devices feature Bluetooth connectivity and can interface with Bluetooth enabled phones, computers, and anything else comporting to the standard.
The Hearing Hub that facilitates this can also be used to record voice memos such as reminders in files up to 2 minutes 40 seconds long.
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An innovative battery management tool protects the digital hearing instrument’s battery by preventing drainage when placed in a dehumidifier, which helps power last for approximately 300 hours**. For individuals with dexterity challenges, batteries are now easy to replace– a user simply rotates the dial to dislodge old batteries and replace with new ones. Additional features of the R1-W Series include a noise reduction function which makes sound more comfortable for a user, Memory Switch for storage of and easy access to set hearing programs for use in various listening settings, and Low Battery Alarm.
Supported R1-W Series accessories include an Audio Transmitter which plugs directly into a television’s audio-output port to transmit sound wirelessly into the R1-W Series through the Hearing Hub, for crystal clear sound quality. The remote control allows users to easily and discreetly adjust the volume level and programs of their hearing instruments.
Product page: R1-W Series