^^^ Wow. Incredible that the article does include a link to worldwide dealers, and at the time of publication ONE - yes (1) - dispenser in DeKalb, IL was listed for the entire USA. I will definitely research more on this option as it would be SO AMAZING if I could get back into water sports HEARING instead of FEARING!
When my hubs just laughs off my concerns, I tell him: “Stuff your ears with with earplugs. Then do water sports and see how confident you feel.” It’s a subtle thing, but I simply don’t feel comfortable doing activities with ZERO input through my ears. I suppose Helen Keller would be bolder, and maybe even take up stand-up paddleboarding today … but I am not HER. She is a legend. I am ordinary.
Yes, I also learned the downside of the Lyrics from two audiologists: even battery changes would have to be done by them. In the many decades that I’ve worn aids, there are occasions when a battery is defective! Yeah, I can just see me at a Shinto shrine in Japan and the left aid goes DEAD. I’m thousands of miles from home, and in a country where English is not the #1 language. I guess I’m relieved that I’m simply TOO DEAF to be fit with Lyrics.