Fitting The Lyric Hearing Aid in Dublin
The main feature of the Lyric is that it is placed exceptionally close to your eardrum. Because of this placement it is exceptionally important that a trained professional both places and extracts the device. The process itself does not take long and there should be little or no discomfort felt by the Patient.
The Lyric is a completely invisible solution because of its deep placement in the canal of the Patient. It is also the only long wear 24/7 device on the market. it can be worn for up to three months with no battery changes or daily extraction or insertion. giving you true hassle free hearing.
Although Lyric® is an exciting and unique hearing solution, like all hearing aids, it is not the right solution for everyone with hearing loss. Lyric is appropriate for people with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. We will assess your hearing problems, your ear size and shape, and your medical conditions to evaluate if Lyric is right for you.
The Hearing Test
Initially we undertake a thorough hearing assessment so your hearing loss and lifestyle needs can be assessed. Our test is comprehensive and will involve a diagnostic test of all of the functions of your hearing system. The test involves procedures such as:
Pure Tone Testing
Acoustic Reflex Testing
These tests allow us to build up a clear picture of the function of your hearing system for diagnosis. They also give us the information we need to assess if you are a viable candidate for the Lyric hearing aid. We will then move onto an assessment of your ear canal and shape for seating of the Lyric hearing aid
Lyric Hearing Aid Assessment
Initially we will carefully inspect your ear canal using a special microscope to assess if your canal shape and health is ideal for the Lyric. This is quite an important step, the Lyric will be in your ear canal for months at a time so we need to be confident in the health of your ear canal. If we find that you meet all the parameters, we will then size your canal.
Sizing For Lyric
Using a special forceps and depth sizing tool we will measure the length of your canal, again this important for viability with the Lyric hearing aid. Once the length is measured and you are found suitable we then use different lateral sizers to find the right size Lyric hearing aid for you. After the insertion of each sizer, we carefully inspect the canal to assess all round fit with the microscope. Having found the right size we will then move on to the actual fitting.
Fitting The Lyric
Having found the right size for you, we remove the Lyric hearing aid from its packaging, programme it via our system and then place it in your ear canal. We will quickly find the right position and this part of the procedure is over in moments. Most of our Patients adjust to the feel of the Lyric quickly. Some do need to come back so we can adjust the position of the device, but it is a rare occurrence.
We will initially allow you some time to experience the Lyric in the surrounds of the shop. this will allow you to experience the sound and the fit of the Lyric. You will then come back to the shop and we will undertake any adjustments in sound quality or positioning for you.