Being the world’s first invisible hearing aid, Lyric hearing aids have the power to positively transform the lives of those who live with hearing impairment. Their revolutionary design and technology mean that they can be worn in a variety of situations where traditional hearing aids cannot be worn. If you are considering taking the leap and integrating Lyric hearing aids into your life, it’s important that you do your research so that you can make the most of your brand new invisible hearing aids. Here are our tips on what to do and what not to do with your Lyric hearing aids.
Wear them while showering
One of the many impressive features of Lyric hearing aids is that they are water-resistant, meaning you can wear them while showering. The breathable nature of its biocompatible foam means that you need not worry about the steam and moisture causing bacterial growth behind your hearing aid or damaging your device’s clarity. This sets Lyric hearing aids apart from traditional hearing aids, as the latter must typically be removed prior to showering.
Wear them while exercising
There are several risk factors involved with exercising while wearing traditional hearing aids. As previously mentioned, perspiration has the potential to result in moisture damage; thankfully, Lyric hearing aids’ water resistance ensure that they are impervious to moisture. Secondly, strenuous exercise can cause traditional hearing aids to become dislodged and fall out of place. However, Lyric hearing aids’ invisible fit deep within the ear canal ensures that they will remain secure and stable within your ear canal.
Wear them while sleeping
It isn’t recommended to wear traditional hearing aids while sleeping, as your ears require time to breathe and air out. However, Lyric hearing aids can be worn 24/7 due to the breathable and biocompatible foam. This means that you do not have to worry about remembering to remove your hearing aids and opening the battery compartment before retiring for the day, nor do you need to stress about missing any important sounds while you are asleep.
Remove or change them yourself
While it is certainly possible to remove your Lyric hearing aids by yourself, this is not recommended, as they are not designed to be reinserted once removed. Lyric hearing aids last two to three months, after which your audiologist can remove and reinsert your new Lyric hearing aids with any technological updates that may have been made available in that time.
Use cotton bud
Earwax cannot be removed while Lyric hearing aids are in place, meaning you cannot use cotton buds. However, regardless of whether you wear any type of hearing aids, it is now widely known that inserting cotton buds within your ear canal can do more harm than good, as it pushes earwax deeper into your canal. This means that any build-up of wax can only be removed once Lyric hearing aids are removed.
Wear them during MRI scans
Your Lyric hearing aids must be removed before MRI scans. However, they can be left in for X-rays or CT scans as these do not use magnets and thus will not damage or dislodge your Lyric hearing aids. However, it is always better to be safe than sorry and let your doctor know that you are wearing Lyric hearing aids before a medical procedure or surgery of any kind.
The Art of Hearing is a Certified Lyric Provider
Being one of Australia’s only Certified Lyric Providers, The Art of Hearing are experts in all matters related to Lyric hearing aids. If you are intrigued by Lyric hearing aids’ ground-breaking technology and are looking to update your traditional hearing aids, or if you already use them and have any queries, book an appointment with The Art of Hearing online or by contacting us on (08) 9390 8811.