Barry’s Lyric stays in his ear canal for up to three months, at which time it is replaced with a new one by his Connect Hearing clinician, Anne. It sits just four millimetres from his eardrum, and it is completely undetectable to the naked eye. “Most people don’t even know I’ve got a hearing aid!” he says.
For Barry, the Lyric hearing aid has been a life-changer. “It’s been 100% plus,” he says. “To be honest, it’s changed my life, and it means I can carry on working…with losing the traditional hearing aid all the time, then having to run off and go into meetings without a hearing aid…it was just getting too much to hold down a professional job.”
Then there’s his greatly improved social life. “Socialising is hard enough without hearing and full vision, you know? And now I’ve been able to hear a lot more. I can go out and socialize and be with people.”
“For me, I’ve found that there is no pain at all in wearing it, and I’ve really enjoyed the whole experience…it has literally changed my life for good.”