A Hearing Aid That Stays in Your Ear

Plenty of Portlanders live with hearing loss on a daily basis, and the majority rely on hearing aids to communicate more effectively. As helpful as these devices are, they do require quite a bit of care and maintenance, including regular cleaning and battery replacements. Most have experienced the inconvenience of an unexpected dead battery or having to take their aids out when working out or going for a dip in the swimming pool. What if we told you there was a hearing aid that stays in your ear 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for up to four months? You’d probably think we were pulling your leg, but swear, it’s true! And it might just prove to be music to your ears.

Lyric: The World’s First Extended-Wear Hearing Aid

When most people think of hearing aids, they picture devices that are inserted in the morning and removed in the evening. While this is true of most hearing aids in Portland, Lyric® breaks the mold. It is the world’s first extended-wear hearing aid, and is likely to alter your perception about these devices. Lyric hearing aids are designed to take advantage of the natural anatomy of the ear. They are worn deep in the ear canal, within four millimeters of the eardrum, and rely on the shape of the ear to direct sound to the aid, where it is amplified to the eardrum. They are anchored in place with two soft seals that prevent slippage, for a comfortable and secure fit, and contain a special coating that protects against moisture and earwax. Lyric hearing aids provide a natural sound experience and improved directionality and localization, enabling you to tell more easily where sounds are originating from. there is very little occlusion and feedback, problems that are sometimes reported with other types of devices. An added bonus? Because of their deep placement in the ear canals, they are invisible to the naked eye. Nobody will even know you are wearing hearing aids.

The Benefits

Excellent sound quality is a great benefit, but Lyric really sets itself apart from the competition when it comes to convenience. The hearing aids are meant to be worn in your ears full-time for up to 120 days without need for removal. You can wear them while enjoying your normal daily activities, such as showering, exercising, and sleeping. There are no batteries to replace; they are inserted and removed by a Lyric-trained audiologist in Portland, a procedure that takes no more than 10 minutes or so. Lyric hearing aids are sold on a subscription basis, typically for one year at a time. Sound too good to be true? If you don’t believe us, ask the millions of satisfied users. An impressive 86 percent of patients who have tried Lyric report “very natural” sound quality, and 94 percent are pleased with the comfort and fit. Lyric hearing aids aren’t appropriate for every type of hearing loss, but they are a real game-changer for many. If you suffer from hearing loss in Portland and are interested in learning more about Lyric, contact your Portland hearing loss specialist today to see if you are a candidate for this revolutionary extended-wear hearing aid.