We're excited for the possibilities the new year brings and are kicking things off with a new, user-submitted testimonial of the month. Read below to find out how Lyric hearing devices gave one user a fresh start!
I'm a 37-yr old single woman in a high-pressure career where I negotiate with the folks who fund our work. One day, a colleague pulled me aside and indicated that my saying "What?" all the time was frustrating her -- and our clients. The next week, I had an appointment with my audiologist and two days after that with my Lyric provider, Dr. Solodar with Audiological Consultants of Atlanta.
A Lyric was my only option. Hearing aids, even the behind-the-ear-with-the-tiny-clear-tube aids were absolutely unacceptable to me, as I did not want to be viewed as disabled or handicapped by colleagues, and especially by men. I was, and still am, embarrassed to wear hearing aids. To my surprise, the Lyric was, actually, invisible. (Here's a pic of my right ear with the Lyric.)
It took about two weeks, with several visits with the amazing Dr. Solodar, to realize that my left ear wouldn't "take" a Lyric well; the device rubbed a raw spot on my ear canal. However, my right ear had zero problems, so Dr. Solodar removed the left Lyric and let me continue with just the right Lyric. It wasn't until I only wore the one lyric that I realized how much it helped. I'm a new hearing aid user, so I wasn't able to compare the quality of sound to anything other than unaided hearing. Listening through the Lyrics, I needed to get used to not only having something in my ear, but also to hearing sounds a new way. I am now able to hear conversations without saying "What?" all the time and I spend less time trying to hear and more time thinking about what is being said. I had a date last week and didn't have to worry - at ALL - about missing out on our conversation or about his seeing the Lyric. To this day, there is only one person who knows I have a Lyric - my colleague!
- Anonymous (because, after all, I wear a Lyric so people don't know I do!)" [Picture attached.]
We are always so encouraged to receive stories like this from our users. If you have a story you'd like to share, we'd be thrilled to hear it! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn how others have shared their experiences, see more Lyric hearing aid testimonials.
If you haven't treated your hearing loss yet, let's resolve to make 2012 a year of better hearing! It’s a New Year’s resolution worth following through on.