Lyric is the world’s first extended-wear hearing aid. It 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, a Lyric-trained audiologist or hearing professional will fit you with a new device during a simple in-office procedure.
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 it is completely invisible to others.
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. Ninety-four percent of Lyric users rate the comfort as better than their previous hearing aids, and 86 percent report “very natural” sound quality.
In every aspect, Lyric is a no-nonsense, hassle-free hearing aid. There are no batteries to replace or programming to worry about and no cleaning or maintenance is required.
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 Southwestern Hearing & Balance today for a hearing evaluation. Our audiologists will either prescribe the device to you or recommend an alternate hearing aid.