Lyric Invisible Hearing: A Look at the Smallest Hearing Aid

Lyric21Audiology Services of Marin is proud to be recognized as a Lyric hearing aid provider. Lyric hearing aids offer technologically advanced, virtually invisible devices.
Branded as “contact lenses for your ears,” Lyric hearing aids are:

  • 100% invisible – once placed by your hearing health care provider, the devices can’t be seen.
  • Effortless – with 24/7 access to sound, the Lyric can be used during all daily activities, like exercising, showering and even sleeping.
  • Battery-free – there are no batteries to change, no maintenance needed, and no daily removal or storage required.
  • Natural – placed deep in the ear canal, these hearing aids direct sound naturally, which reduces background noise and feedback, and provides unparalleled sound quality.

Lyric hearing aids are extended wear hearing devices. After being precisely placed in the ear canal by your hearing professional, they can be worn continuously for up to four months. The placement procedure is quick, and doesn’t require surgery or anesthesia.

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Should I See an Audiologist or Buy Online?

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People with hearing loss deserve choices that allow them to find the solution that best meets their individual needs. At Audiology Services of Marin, we believe this is best accomplished through a personal relationship with one of our audiologists.

Many people think that it would be a great idea to buy hearing aids online. Maybe a hearing aid for sale over the internet will be a cheaper or easier transaction. But, there are several inherent problems for consumers looking to buy hearing aids on the internet.

Although you might save money upfront buying hearing aids online, the long-term cost will be much higher. For instance, a hearing device for sale over the internet might be used or out of warranty. Most major manufacturers DO NOT support the online sale of hearing instruments – they stress the importance of patient care from a trusted audiologist.

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5 Tips to Help Protect Your Hearing

Protecting HearingMany of us expect impaired hearing to affect us later in life. However, noise damage can begin at any age and accumulates over time.

If you have concerns about your or a loved one’s hearing health, the audiologists at Audiology Services of Marin can help.

Contact us today at 415-461-9703 to schedule an appointment for a free hearing evaluation.

Approximately 1.1 billion teens and young adults are risking their hearing health through unsafe use of personal audio devices and exposure to damaging decibel levels in noisy entertainment venues.

To maintain your hearing health, you must first understand and mitigate the loud sounds you’re exposed to. Follow these five tips for a for a “noise diet” that protects your hearing from future problems:

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Maintaining Your Hearing Health

Maintaining Your Hearing HealthWe all try to maintain good habits in regards to our health. Wearing sunscreen in the summer to prevent sunburn, layering clothes in the winter, drinking plenty of water daily, the list goes on and on.

Do you ever think about your hearing health and how to prevent hearing loss? The key factors to keep in mind is how many loud sounds you are exposed to and how long you are exposed to them.

Excessive and prolonged loud noise can damage the tiny hair cells in the inner ear. Noise-related hearing loss is typically irreversible. You can lose some hearing temporarily after being exposed to loud noises, like standing too close to the speakers at a nightclub or after short bursts of explosive noises, such as gunshots or fireworks.

If you work or spend time in a noisy place, or even listen to loud music frequently, you could be losing your hearing without even knowing it.

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Basics of Ototoxicity

OtotoxicitySimply put, Ototoxicity is ear poisoning; a poisoning of the nerves of the ear by drugs or chemicals.

There are certain drugs used to treat various medical conditions, and unfortunately, while attempting to cure or treat one issue, ototoxicity can occur and have damaging effects.

Several families of drugs can result in temporary or permanent hearing loss or balance problems. Below is a list of factors, causes and treatment information about Ototoxicity.

Ototoxicity factors include:

  • Age
  • Dosage of medication/Lifetime dose
  • Duration of therapy
  • Concurrent renal failure
  • Infusion rate (medication given intravenously better known as an IV)
  • Concurrent administration of another ototoxic drug
  • Family history of ototoxicity/Genetic susceptibility

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