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By Andrew J. Parker, M.D
March 12, 2015
Category: Hearing Aids
Tags: Lyric  

If you suffer from hearing loss, you may be reluctant to use a hearing aid. Traditional hearing aids are bulky, require battery changes, and are visible to others. But the Lyric Hearing Aid is a new solution that may change the way you feel about hearing aid Hearing Aidadevices.

What is the Lyric Hearing Aid?

Lyric is the first of it's kind, designed by board-certified physicians, audiologists, and engineers. It is a 100% invisible hearing device that is placed inside your ear canal by your ear, nose, and throat doctor. The Lyric is worn 24 hours a day for months at a time. It's different from traditional hearing aids because it can be worn through all your daily activities such as showering and sleeping. There are no batteries to change and no daily maintenance involved.

How Does Lyric Work?

Your physician will program the Lyric hearing aid specifically for your hearing needs. They will then place the device in your ear canal during a routine office visit. By being placed inside the ear canal, the Lyric uses your ear's natural anatomy to deliver natural sound quality. The patient may adjust the volume of the device as necessary. You will return to your physician's office for replacement as needed.

Who is a Candidate?

Approximately half of all individuals with hearing loss may be candidates for Lyric. It is designed specifically for those with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. Your ear, nose, and throat doctors assess your candidacy for the device by examining the ear and shape, your lifestyle, and any medical conditions that may affect your use of the Lyric.

If you have hearing loss and are not satisfied with traditional hearing aids, schedule a consultation with a Lyric trained hearing professional, usually an ENT, to find out if the Lyric is the right solution for you. Parker Ear, Nose, and Throat of Westport, CT are licensed Lyric Hearing Aid professionals. To find out if Lyric is right for you, schedule an appointment with your ENT today.