Yes, there sure are. Lyric is the world’s first extended-wear hearing aid and is meant to be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for up to four months at a time. It is sold on a subscription basis; when the built-in battery is exhausted, your Cedar Park audiologist will fit you with a new device during a simple in-office procedure.
What is Lyric?
Lyric is placed deep in the ear canal, a mere 4mm from the eardrum, and remains in place while you take part in your regular routine. It is safe to wear during all your normal activities including showering, exercising, sleeping and talking on the phone and is completely invisible to others. Yes, we said it – Lyric can be worn while you shower.
How Does Lyric Work?
Lyric works by relying on the outer ear’s natural anatomy to direct sound to the device, which is then amplified and sent to the eardrum. This allows for improved directionality and localization (the ability to tell where sounds are coming from) and sound that is clear and natural. Its deep placement minimizes the occlusion effect and reduces feedback.
A special coating technology protects the device from moisture and earwax. Lyric devices fit securely and comfortably and won’t slip around thanks to soft foam seals that conform to the contours of the ear canal. Almost 94 percent of Lyric users rate the comfort as better than their previous hearing aids, and 86 percent report “very natural” sound quality.
Who Can Use Lyric?
Lyric may not be perfect for everybody. It is best for those with mild to moderately severe hearing loss. If you are interested in learning more about whether Lyric will work for you, contact your Cedar Park audiologist today for a hearing exam.