Lyric or Otolens

Taking size into consideration and not loss if a candidate is not suited for otolens will lyric be able to fit in him/ her ears???

Lyric will fit the most common ear canal sizes and shapes but definitely not all. If your ear canals twist or bend more than most, or are too small or large, that can knock you out of the recommended use box. You have to be examined by a Lyric-certified audiologist, and even if the audi pronounces your loss and your ear canal size and shape appropriate for Lyric, you really have to try them. Lyric will give you one 30 day free no-obligation trial if you’re an appropriate candidate. Some people who try them find them uncomfortable.

If the aid doesn’t make you uncomfortable, the price will. Lease the Lyric for $3500/yr paid up front for analog HA. No refunds.

what other options are available for HAs that cant be seen by others

Siemens iMini and Starkey Soundlens

otolens and soundlens are not for my canals

Just a quick thought on the Lyric : One thing you hear all the time from hearing aid wearers is they like to take some time to take the hearing aids out once a day and just sit and relax. The Starkey Soundlens, Otolens or the Audiosync iSync are easily removed and have a 60 day money back guarantee in the UK through Ascent Hearing.

Holy geez…
I don’t see how the Lyric will be around very long? The price is outrageous for what it is…

I know lots of folks worry about whether or not people will see their aids, well, I can tell you 9/10 times I can “see” people that have a hearing loss plain as day as I encounter them in normal day to day activities…I don’t always notice everyone that wears a hearing aid.

There really are tons of better options than the lyric, if you are a candidate for a RIC or Open fit they are very discreet, get yourself a remote even more so…(so you don’t need to fiddle w/ a program change button…) but I cringe at the thought of the lyric…I don’t see anything there that justifies the price IMHO…:slight_smile:

I agree with him… the price are expensive… 5 years will cost you $17,500 while you can get a conventional hearing aids, the life cycle of the hearing aids usually 4 - 5 years and the cost of 2 hearing aids $5,000 - $6,500.

Apart from the crazy rental price issues it should also be remembered that Lyric are not digital aids… they’re only analogue.

I have the lyric fitted and, for me, it works really well. No real complaints apart from the price (£3’000 per year in UK) and you can actually see them just about sticking out and the colour of them is … bright yellow and green!! What is that about??? That said, you have to look closely to spot them and, as I say, no other complaints. I have only had them 2 weeks though.

I am thinking of changing to Soundlens simply because Of the price but, as I write, I am not sure whether they will fit my ear canal.

By the way inn UK there is a charge for the trial of lyric - £95 per ear.

I thought they were supposed to be deep fitting, so it would not matter what color they are. I just looked at the Lyric page and they are advertised as 100% invisible.

My understanding is that the visibility varies, depending on the individual ear canal size and shape.

Yes this is correct. For some ear canals ey are completely invisible but, for me, they are slightly visible. In e sense that, if you look for it, you can see it. Actually, having said I had no problems with them, one started to come out slightly. I have had them replaced now but if I am suitable for the Starkey Soundlens or ISync then I will change mainly due to the cost.

If they are analog, not technically advanced, then the only thing going for them is they are invisible and you don’t have to take them out? Then if they are not really invisible they are low level (technically) CICs at 3 times the price of the most expensive premium aids (over 5 years)? I don’t get the appeal.

Update, the Lyric Invisible Hearing Aid is now coming out with a smaller device to fit smaller ear canals. The announcement is talked about throughout their Facebook page.