Invisible Hearing Devices?
For some people, aesthetics is the most important consideration when deciding on a hearing instrument. A current development trend amongst manufacturers is a placement of a device deep in the ear canal so that it is impossible to be seen. Many of these models work like traditional instruments in that they are removed when sleeping or showering and require weekly battery replacements. The Lyric is a unique invisible hearing instrument in that it is worn 24 hours a day for about 3 months before requiring a battery change. It is worn while sleeping, showering and exercising. There are many factors to consider when selecting a hearing instrument and the Lyric is not appropriate for all patients. The Lyric requires exact measurement and placement and there are some contra-indications to its use. For those that are appropriate candidates, the Lyric 2 (introduced in Canada in October 2012) presents a step change in the development of hearing instrumentation. Resonance Hearing Clinic is pleased to provide the Lyric 2 and is hosting a Lyric Open House on November 26th and 27th. You are welcome to book a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for this device.
Terence was born and raised in Simcoe, Ontario. He earned his B.Sc. in Engineering from Queen’s University in 1994 and worked as a reservoir engineer with Imperial Oil before finding his true calling as an Audiologist. He graduated with his M.Sc. in Audiology from the University of British Columbia in 2000 and his Doctorate in Audiology from the PCO School of Audiology in 2008.