[:en]A fast sports car would be unable to win market shares without high-quality components such as the engine and brake discs. The quality and performance of that kind of high-tech machine stand or fall on the quality of its individual components. The same applies to cutting-edge hearing aids. The battery is absolutely essential for a reliable and optimum hearing experience. It is at the heart of contemporary hearing aids and has thus become a strategic component for hearing aid producers. While the quality requirements are rising, the hearing aids themselves are getting smaller and less conspicuous. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are a promising choice in this context. power one’s “Li-Ion accu” provides just this kind of solution. “This means we possess a complete range of products that is in a class of its own when it comes to quality,” says Torsten Schmerer, General Manager Retail at VARTA Microbattery GmbH.
There is one thing the human body and hearing aids have in common – the better the heart, the more the entire system is capable and the longer is its life. The power one lithium ion batteries are built into the hearing aids. It is therefore important for manufacturers that the service life of the cell is just as long as the hearing aid’s lifetime.
“According to our simulations, our cells have demonstrated a service life of 4 to 5 years, which means they last just as long as a hearing aid,” explains Schmerer. “This high quality comes from our long years of experience and the intensive research and development work we have conducted ourselves. We manufacture our lithium-ion batteries in state-of-the-art facilities at our Ellwangen site. Top manufacturers consider us to be innovation drivers and work with us to develop the next generation of new, higher-performance hearing aids because they know they can rely on our high level of product quality,” says Schmerer. Whether it be rechargeable nickel-metal hydride or lithium-ion hearing aid batteries or zinc-air cells, power one has the perfect solution for every requirement.
About VARTA AG
As the parent company of the Group, VARTA AG is active in the business segments Microbatteries and Energy Storage Solutions through its operating subsidiaries VARTA Microbattery GmbH and VARTA Storage GmbH. Already an innovation leader in the microbattery sector and a market leader for hearing-aid microbatteries, VARTA Microbattery GmbH also aspires to market leadership for lithium-ion batteries. VARTA Storage GmbH focuses on the design, system integration and assembly of stationary lithium-ion energy storage systems for households and commercial applications as well as customized battery storage systems for OEM customers. The Group’s operating subsidiaries are currently active in more than 75 countries around the world, with four production and assembly facilities in Europe and Asia as well as distribution centers in Asia, Europe and the United States.
About power one
VARTA Microbattery’s focus on high-tech premium hearing aid batteries makes its power one brand the hearing-aid battery of choice world-wide. This unique success is due to uncompromising quality and reliability, extremely long service lives and maximum ease of use. All power one batteries are manufactured in Ellwangen, Germany, in one of the world’s largest and most advanced hearing-aid battery factory, and are certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001 and DIN ISO 50001.
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