Disposable Hearing Aids
Disposable hearing aids are devices powered by a battery
or power cell. However, in a disposable design, the
battery or cell is fitted permanently within the aid.
This makes it possible to discard the device, once it
runs out of battery power and fit another one, within or
around the ear. Disposable hearing aids are specifically
engineered to save on power. The technology involves the
use of battery power or cell power for much longer than
the traditional hearing aids. Being disposable, these
hearing aids also eliminate the task of battery
replacement and related maintenance chores such as
cleaning and adjusting. Most disposable hearing aids are
These hearing aids also come in designs that allow the
wearer to intentionally boost certain frequencies via
dedicated adjustments. They come with special screens to
tune into personal conversations and block out the
background sounds, and with program settings that
address amplification of specific noises within the
In-the-ear disposable hearing aids are lightweight
devices, devoid of visible wires or tubes. They are
programmed to control tone and volume and are very
helpful in the case of people suffering mild hearing
loss. The in-the-canal disposable hearing aids fit far
within the ear canal. They are easily removed via the
small transparent wire that rests in the external ear
region. The behind-the-ear versions are connected to the
ear-mold via a plastic tube. The fitting is programmed
with tone and volume control and doesn't require much
maintenance. Disposable hearing aids are easily
interchangeable and very easy to handle. Not only do
they provide optimum sound quality, but are extremely
reliable too. They can also be attached to clothing.
They come in colors that range from the brightest shades
of reds and blues to the most inconspicuous skin tones
of fawn and brown. The materials used are all
environment friendly and offer relief from occlusion.
Disposable hearing aids have recently
been introduced to the marketplace. Disposable hearing
aids are designed for users with mild to moderate
hearing loss and by no means are meant as a permanent
solution to hearing impairment. They are often referred
to as "one size fits all", but disposable hearing aids
fit 80% of adult male ears and 60% of adult female ears.
How do disposable hearing aids work ?
They fit halfway into the ear canal, and
with a soft "mushroom" cap they are able to create an
acoustic seal when inserted properly. The disposable
hearing device lasts between 30-40 days and then the
battery expires. You then dispose of the old one and buy
a new one.
Advantages of disposable hearing aids are
- you can get a hearing aid device immediately after a
hearing test, no waiting period, it doesn't require a
battery changing, and since the life expectancy if
short, both mechanical and electrical breakdowns are
On the other hand, the
- short life expectancy, no custom fit, the acoustic
programming is not as flexible as programmable and
digital hearing aids, they are a short term fix to a
potential long term hearing loss.
A New Hearing Aid Class: The First 100% Invisible
Extended-Wear Hearing Aid
Lyric is a new extended-wear, deep-canal, disposable
device, offering 24/7 listening capabilities and 100%
invisibility relative to cosmetics. It is also designed
to provide solutions to many of the drawbacks
encountered with traditional hearing aids, with
significant acoustic, practical, and cosmetic benefits.
Lyric lets you hear better and live life to the
- 100% Invisible
Lyric can be used during
your daily activities, such as exercising,
showering, talking on the phone, and
There are no batteries to
change, no maintenance is needed, and no
daily insertion or removal is required.
Natural Sound Quality
Lyric’s placement deep in
the ear canal allows the outer ear (the
pinna) to direct sound into the ear canal
naturally, resulting in improved
directionality and localization, reduced
feedback, and improved high frequency gain.
comfortably placed in the ear canal by Lyric trained
hearing professional. No surgery or anesthesia is
required.There are no batteries to replace and no
repairs to make. Patients simply visit their hearing
professional office every 2-4 months to receive new
devices.Lyric is sold on a subscription basis,
meaning patients purchase a year's worth of Lyric
devices at a time. Patients will be guaranteed to
have the most advanced Lyric hearing technology
currently available, since they will be receiving
new devices at each follow-up office visit.Lyric is
programmed to the patient's specific hearing needs.
Patients can adjust the settings and volume on their
devices as needed, as well as turn them on and off.
Exceptional proximity to the
tympanic membrane, a microphone that resides
completely inside the ear canal, together with a
high-performance electroacoustic design, allows for
excellent sound quality with minimal feedback and
Lyric uses a low-power integrated
circuit in combination with a proprietary long-life
battery to provide continuous operation without the
need for removal from the ear for up to 120 days.