InSound Medical Lyric Hearing Aid
The Lyric hearing aid is the first you can wear for months straight without surgical implantation. The bean-size device stays inside your ear canal even when showering and sleeping, for up to four months. Sitting just a sixth of an inch from the eardrum, closer than any other hearing aid, it maximizes use of the entire outer ear to capture sound naturally. On the speaker end, the short distance to the eardrum reduces distortion. The user adjusts volume levels or turns it on or off by holding a small magnetic wand up to it. Patients replace the used Lyric every three to four months during a quick visit to the audiologist.
From $1,650; lyrichearing.com
OK, Nice idea, but $1,650 every 3-4 months? Really?
What's the trade-in value?
Also, what about wax build-up? Most in-ear hearing aids have problems with wax buildup, so how would you go about removing thistiny thing? Go to the doctor every time you clogg up? Perhaps a self-extraction capability might have been useful? This looks like it's not only going to be prohibitively expensive for most of us, but would create more doctor visits (And deductables) for no other reason than to clean out the ears when it gets clogged.
It's really a nice post!!
Great concept, though wow! That price is out of the reach of ordinary folks. I wonder if the FDA would include this on their pharmaceutical lists as they appear to want to control everything else.
After a long search for hearing aid that can meet the qualifications I've found at http://lyndseybattle.com/selecting-the-perfect-hearing-aid/, finally i found the best one to buy. This few weeks I've been suffering from minor problems of my hearing aid i always get this cracking sound on it and sometimes i can't hear anything when I'm using it. So what i do is i searched some tips and suggestion till i found this post on this site. With great expectations I'd love to order an InSound Medical Lyric Hearing Aid for the replacement of my hearing aid. And would probably stay on it forever if it'll give me the exceptional thing i always wanted about hearing aids.
Patients DO NOT pay each time the device is changed:
When the Lyric’s battery dies, the entire device is replaced. Patients do not pay for a new device every time; instead, they pay an annual subscription fee of $2,900 to $3,600 for both ears (less if the hearing loss is in only one ear). Insurance plans typically do not cover the cost of the Lyric, or any other hearing device.
Per the NY Times article, "Raves (Yes, It’s True) for New Hearing Aid" By TARA PARKER-POPE, Published: April 15, 2008