Tiffany Austin

I think before I tell you about my experience with LYRIC I should tell you about my experience with my hearing loss and hearing aids so you understand why the LYRIC was something I was so interested in to begin with. I am currently 27 years old and was first diagnosed as having a hearing loss when I was 19. I wasn’t shocked by the diagnosis as my mother has had a hearing loss and worn hearing aids since she was in her 20’s. I knew it was coming, it was in my genes.

Since my original diagnosis I have owned 3 different styles of hearing aids. My first pair were Completely in Canal (CIC’s) and they spent more time in their case than in my ears, the second pair were worn behind the ear and  I wore those about 50% of the time, and finally my Invisible in Canals (IIC’s) which I loved and wore all the time. Even though I had finally found a hearing aid that I didn’t mind wearing l was still frustrated with the need to constantly take them out to sleep and do physical activities where I was concerned about them getting wet or lost. That’s when the LYRIC caught my attention.

Deciding to invest in LYRIC is a big step. It is more expensive than traditional hearing aids because you get a new device implanted every couple months. Luckily LYRIC comes with a free 30 day trial so you can try it out and see if it’s the right choice for you. The first week was a little overwhelming for me. Sleeping was the worst. I was not used to hearing my husband’s snoring, the cars driving by, and my dogs walking around at night. Lyric has volume control, sleep mode, and off but I tried to not use those options. I got LYRIC because I wanted to hear everything, all the time.

I have been wearing the LYRIC for 3 months now and I can honestly say they have changed my life. My brain has adjusted to all the new sounds and experiences. I now have the closest thing to normal hearing I have had in years.  I wake up and I can hear. I go to bed and I can hear. I shower, workout, and everything else and I CAN HEAR! All the time! Not only are they completely effortless but the sound quality is so natural. Traditional hearing aids are great but even when they are perfectly adjusted you still know you are hearing through a hearing aid. With the LYRIC I honestly forget I even have them in. I feel like I don’t even have a hearing loss. I’m convinced that LYRIC is the right choice for me and my life style. No one even knows I have a hearing loss anymore and I can live my life like I don’t!

Tiffany Austin, Elmsdale N.S