Invisible Hearing Aids


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Invisible Hearing Aids

  1. 1. Invisible Hearing Aids Can you imagine! There’s no doubt that the Invisible Hearing Aids is the solution of choice. In spite of economic issues, the invisible hearing aids is getting people motivated to finally address and seek treatment for their hearing loss. In good economic times, seeking hearing help has not been on the top of anyone’s priority purchase list. No one wants to wear hearing aids. Certainly not the one’s that are obvious to the world!As an industry, we spend much time educating the public on the importanceof protecting one’s hearing and the importance of seeking treatment soonerthan later. The 100% Invisible Hearing Aid has changed all that.Are you a candidate? It’s important to seek the advice from a reputableHearing Healthcare Professional who’s focus is on four important criteria:Evaluating and Understanding your Hearing Loss, Medical History, EarAnatomy and Lifestyle.If you are a first time wearer, ask family and friends about their experiencewith their Hearing Professional. Hearing Loss is very private and personaland you should be comfortable with the professional you choose.Price shopping is just that! Professional shopping is something different!Hearing aids are just one factor in your treatment for your specific hearingloss. A knowledgeable professional will provide you with a realisticrecommendation based on the four criteria above.There are a number of 100% Invisible Hearing Aids on the market today andmore to come with each and every month. Which one is right for you? Hereis a brief description of the different kinds of 100% Invisible Hearing Aids onthe market today.There are 3 categories of Invisible Hearing Aids * Surgically Implanted by ENT PhysiciansPreferred Hearing Aids888-577-2961
  2. 2. * Non-Surgical Medical Placement by Hearing Healthcare Professionals * Traditionally Inserted and Removed by Wearer and fit and sized byHearing Healthcare Professionals (Both Custom and One-Size Fits All)The Invisible Hearing AidsAll invisible hearing aids are designed to use the ear’s natural ability to pickup sound and their close proximity to the ear drum can provide a morenatural sound quality. The surgical implant uses the natural ear as well andconverts sound with the sophistication of a uniqe processing system whichcreated vibration and delivers electrical impulses to the cochlear without amicrophone or speaker.Like all hearing aids, no one is best for everyone. Even when all the criteriais met for candidacy of any Invisible Hearing Aids, there is no guaranty forresult, satisfaction, and or acceptance.I’ve discussed experience and satisfaction/dissatisfaction with many, many,patients and professionals over the past year and a half on each type ofdevice. Beginning with the Esteem, the surgically implanted device has nomicrophone or speaker, and batteries need changing every few years withanother surgical application.The result seems to be very favorable. Though many wish they opted for anon-surgical solution. Having been through the surgical procedure once forimplantation, dreaded the though of additional surgical procedures forbattery change. It is very expensive and not covered by insurance as it iselective surgery.It appears to be a specialized procedure and discussion with the topOtolaryngologist in the country chose to not perform the procedure due tothe success rate for treatment with today’s advancements in hearing aidtechnologies. Some feared the risk of failure may be too high a risk to take.The Lyric and Wow Invisible Hearing Aids are a popular choice. The claim of24/7 wear and up to 4 months for a battery change was enough to getyounger, first-time wearers to finally seek treatment.Patient claims of hearing better far outweighed the lesser claims. With onlytwo sizes, small and large, fit and discomfort issues seem to be common.Preferred Hearing Aids888-577-2961
  3. 3. Many indicated that irritation in one or two ears as a result of finding thecorrect size, was so intense that waiting up to 4 months for the inflammationand in many cases infection with antibiotics, to subside, before trying again.About half stated that the batteries did not last for 4 or even 3 months andin many cases the batteries failed in a very short period of time. Changingbatteries requires a trip to the Hearing Professional’s Office.The general consensus was that, though it seemed like a good idea at thetime, having control of taking it out and changing the battery whenevernecessary was well worth the effort to hear better. One individual was upsetto have to take time off from work for a battery change!As a result of the unique purchasing program of the Lyric, I’ve seen manypatients opt out of the next year renewal and seek SoundLens, a traditionaltype, but 100% Invisible alternative solution. SoundLens by StarkeyLaboratories has been the choice of dissatisfied or unsuccessful Lyricwearers.Patients love to be able to remove from their ears whenever they feel like it,can change a battery any time necessary and anywhere without anappointment or inconvenience. Being custom fit and removable, patientsfind SoundLens comfortable to wear love to be able to give their “ears arest.”The SoundLens is a State-of-the-Art, Premier Level Programmable HearingDevice with 16 Channels and Bands, is Multi-Memory and features the mostadvanced Noise Management System in the industry.Most patient satisfaction resulted from Lyric wearers.Satisfaction/dissatisfaction for wearers of traditional hearing aids wasimproved as a result of being invisible. Caution here is that ear anatomy iskey to a great fit. Starkey reports about 70+% of hearing aid wearers canbe fit and will enjoy success with this product.As for the one-size-fits-all Traditional type Invisible Hearing Aids, AMP, alsoby Starkey Laboratories is fast becoming the product of choice. Thoughsimple compared to the advanced technology of today’s programmabledigital hearing aids, it’s sophistication comes from the fact that it is a DigitalPreferred Hearing Aids888-577-2961
  4. 4. device, compared to the Analog sound of Lyric, and has broad range abilityto emphasize high and low frequency need – and is programmed wirelesslywith an iPad.At a fraction of the costs of other Invisible solutions, AMP’s popularity isgrowing week after week and first time wearers are happy to have anaffordable solution to addressing mild-moderate hearing loss.Like all other devices, no one device is for everyone. Again, Ear Anatomy iscritical to insure a proper fit. Though deep in the canal, in a small number ofcases, the device will not stay put.This can occur with all other canal hearing aids for some with jaw movementthat can force the hearing aid to slide out. There is no solution for this withthe AMP. When this occurs in a custom hearing aid, there are numerousways to remake and solve this problem.My years experience fitting and counseling thousands of patients with allkinds of hearing losses, hearing aids, sizes shapes, etc., most will agree thathearing better is most likely more important than how hearing aids look.Some of the same individuals and most of my younger patients agree thatit’s really nice to have an invisible solution.Preferred Hearing Care is a leader in Invisible Hearing Aids solutions. To seeif you are a candidate for an invisible solution, contact us at 866-330-HEAR(4327). Preferred Hearing Care is a full service Hearing HealthcarePractice. Featuring hearing aid solutions for all which includes invisiblehearing aids.Preferred Hearing Aids888-577-2961