Often, the way a hearing aid appears to other people is enough to keep people with untreated hearing loss from working to find help for their hearing loss. However, what many people don’t understand is that the hearing aid industry has come a very, very long way since your grandfather wore hearing aids. If you are dealing with hearing loss, the best thing you can do is visit one an Otolaryngologist/ENT and Audiologist for a proper medical evaluation. Once your level of hearing loss is established, a medical hearing professional will help create the right hearing health care plan for your individual hearing loss. If you are living with hearing loss in both ears, it is typically recommended that you get hearing aids for both ears. This is called a bilateral hearing loss. Hearing aids are most successful for patients when worn to suit each specific hearing loss in each ear. Since hearing loss can and usually does vary by ear, matching a hearing aid to each specific hearing loss will help you to locate where the sound is coming from and receive a more natural sound from hearing devices.
AT Physicians Hearing Solutions, located in East Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island, offers an array of hearing aid designs to cater to all your lifestyle and budgetary needs. There are many factors to consider when choosing the hearing aid for your personal hearing loss.
Types of Hearing Aids
Lyric: 100% invisible Lyric is the only deep ear hearing aid technology that offers clients complete invisibility. Thanks to its unique placement, clients can enjoy the benefits of better hearing without anyone ever knowing they’re using a hearing aid.
Receiver-In-the-Ear (RITE): These hearing aids are preferred by many because they keep the ear canal open and reduce any plugged-up feelings. However, your degree of hearing loss will depend on the exact aid selected.
Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC): These hearing instruments rest inside the ear rather than behind it. The small size of these aids offers a very discreet style and are mostly used for people with mild to severe hearing losses.
In-The-Ear (ITE): These hearing instruments rest inside the ear rather than behind it. The small size of these aids offers a very discreet style and are mostly used for people with mild to severe hearing losses.
Behind-The-Ear (BTE): These instruments are appropriate for hearing losses from mild to profound. Directional microphones, multiple listening programs, tele-coil, and Bluetooth® compatibility are available features. This traditional style is a good choice for pediatric patients and individuals with excessive moisture and accumulative cerumen (earwax).
In-The-Canal (ITC): These hearing instruments rest inside the ear rather than behind it. The small size of these aids offers a very discreet style and are mostly used for people with mild to severe hearing losses.
Why the Lyric is so different
The Lyric’s super small, even miniature size makes this hearing aid 100% invisible. It’s size in conjunction with the amazing industrial quality of this technology also makes the Lyric able to produce amazing quality sound even in the toughest of environments. The very best part about the Lyric by Phonak is that this hearing device supports to most active of lifestyles for months at a time. According to Phonak, the manufacturer of Lyric hearing aids, “Lyric can be worn in most situations, including various sports, sleeping, wearing earphones, wearing a helmet and even in the shower. Lyric is made from a soft biocompatible material designed to contour to the ear canal and ensure natural ventilation and stable, comfortable placement.”
Approximately 88% of Lyric hearing aid wearers say the Lyric comes very close to giving them the natural hearing abilities they thought they lost forever. And, about 93% of Lyric users would recommend Lyric to a friend or family member.
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If you’re ready to find the right hearing health option for your individual hearing loss, Contact Us! (401) 921-0181. Hearing aids range in price, but cost shouldn’t be the only factor when it comes to getting your hearing device working for you. Style, comfort, and special features are just some other factors to consider when shopping around for the perfect hearing aid. If you’re considering getting much-needed hearing help, review the videos of patients who are now using Lyric hearing aid and how they feel about their experience: