Panasonic Healthcare Group recently unveiled the R1-W digital hearing instrument. The products are designed for people with mild to severe hearing loss, and come in three models. Each offers a compact size and curved shape, which lets it fit comfortably and discreetly behind a user's ear. An available Hearing Hub allows users to wirelessly connect the hearing instrument to Bluetooth-compatible mobile phones, landlines and audio transmitters, enabling sound to automatically transmit into the digital hearing device.
Panasonic Healthcare Group announced it is releasing a palm-sized hearing instrument for people with mild to severe hearing loss. The product resembles a common mp3 player. The JZ Power WH-105JZ is available in blue, black and silver. This digital hearing instrument includes a rechargeable battery, and can also use AAA alkaline batteries.