Tue, 12/03/2013 - 14:13

Lyric Hearing is thrilled to announce that Phonak recently won the Company of the Year Award at the British-Swiss Business Awards Gala over the Thanksgiving holiday. We are proud to be part of such an innovative company that has the industry's widest portfolio of hearing solutions. Read the press release below for more information!

Stäfa, Switzerland (November 29, 2013) – Phonak has been honored with the Company of the Year Awards 2013 at yesterday’s British-Swiss Business Awards Gala Dinner in Geneva. The leading hearing systems manufacturer, headquartered in Stäfa, near Zurich, and based in Warrington, UK, has been recognized for its engagement in the British and Swiss markets, its contribution to the British-Swiss business relationship and its innovative business strategy in both markets. With its UK presence opened in 1998, Phonak has become the market leader in the UK, contributing to the quality of life of people affected by hearing loss with innovative solutions like Lyric hearing aids, the contact lens for the ear, and a broad portfolio of pediatric solutions.

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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:39

There are many different causes of hearing loss. Hearing loss can be caused by home- or work-related factors, it can be hereditary, or it can just be a part of the aging process. Hearing loss can also be triggered by a blast of loud noise, infections, the effects of toxins, by injury, or hereditary factors. Below is a list of common hearing hazards and tips for avoiding them*. To learn more, visit Hear the World’s Causes and Types of Hearing Loss page.

Excessive noise at work
Noise levels should not exceed 85 dB. If it is higher, try to reduce the noise, or wear ear protection. Even noise-reduction measures such as fitting carpeting or wall coverings can reduce noise pollution inside rooms. Find out if you work in one of the 7 noisiest careers in America.

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Wed, 11/27/2013 - 13:17

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Lyric Hearing. Whether you are spending the holiday at home or away, we hope that you have a wonderful time.

If you've been considering trying a hearing aid for the first time, don't let untreated hearing loss make you miss out on anything this holiday season. Try 100% invisible, 24/7 Lyric hearing aids risk-free* and hear every word, every whisper, every laugh this Thanksgiving. As Lyric wearer Ellie points out, "There is so much in life to be thankful for, and if you can't hear, what people are saying you lose it." Don't miss out. Call 1-866-964-8450 to make a Lyric appointment with your local Lyric Provider.

*Professional fees may apply. Annual subscription begins the first day of trial.



Tue, 11/26/2013 - 15:02

What do stars such as Kate Moss, Tobey Maguire, Lana del Rey and Charlotte Gainsbourg have in common? They have all been photographed by Bryan Adams for the Hear the World calendar in the pose for conscious hearing. Captured with their hands cupped behind their ear, they help raise awareness about the importance of hearing and hearing loss.

If you’ve been looking for a useful holiday gift that also supports a good cause, consider helping to raise hearing loss awareness with the 2014 Hear the World calendar. The limited edition calendar, a collection of expressive black & white portraits of our celebrity ambassadors, makes an ideal gift. By hanging up the calendar you are supporting children affected by hearing loss and helping to build a world in which hearing is valued and protected!

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Tue, 11/26/2013 - 14:40

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! This year, whether you choose to spend the holiday at home with family or brave the crowds for promotions like Apple’s 2013 Black Friday deals, the Lyric hearing aid can help you hear better.

The Lyric hearing aid is placed deep in the ear canal, comfortably close to the ear drum. That deep placement not only makes Lyric hearing aids 100% invisible from 360 degrees, it also gives Lyric hearing aids exceptional sound quality that a whopping 91% of Lyric users are “very satisfied” with* (watch real Lyric wearer testimonials).

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Mon, 11/11/2013 - 14:18

According to a recent survey*, the noisiest jobs in America are:

1. Agriculture/Farming
2. Construction/carpentry
3. Firefighting
4. Manufacturing
5. Military
6. Mining
7. Plumbing

If you work in one of these industries, you should consider taking steps to protect your hearing because the high noise level in these work environments can cause noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. For instance, an estimated one third of America’s three million farmers have some hearing loss caused by regular exposure to loud machinery.** Meanwhile, the Deafness Research Foundation found that over 65% of troops returning from Afghanistan suffered from noise-induced hearing loss or trauma to their hearing.

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Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:36

Our favorite costume of the year still comes from 5 year-old Anthony Smith of Salem, New Hampshire, who inspired our “Hearing is Believing” collaboration with Marvel Comics.

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Tue, 10/29/2013 - 14:25

Baby Boomers are already noticing that their ears may now be paying for years of attending rock concerts*. But teenagers love their music too, and their listening habits may put them at increased risk for hearing loss. In fact, between 2005 and 2010 ownership of iPods and MP3 players among children and teens increased from 18 to 76%!**

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Tue, 10/29/2013 - 12:52

While hearing loss can be caused by exposure to loud noises (noise-induced hearing loss), new research shows some potentially surprising other causes. A recent USA Weekend article from The Doctors mentions that factors like obesity, smoking, and use of common pain medications can potentially contribute to hearing loss.

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Mon, 10/28/2013 - 14:26

We love it when celebrities use their personal experiences with hearing loss to raise hearing loss awareness. Recently, we were honored to have former Miss England, Georgia Horseley, help us do just that during the opening of Phonak’s new headquarters in Warrington.

Georgia is only 26 years old but has had hearing loss since she was two years old. In a recent article in the Warrington Guardian, Georgia discusses some of the challenges that she faced as a youth. She shares, “When I was 10-years-old the only thing they could do for me was a big hearing aid with a wire going across my head and battery pack in my pocket. At that age you really don’t want something that’s going to make you look different and probably sometimes I was unaware I was struggling with my hearing.”

Georgia also addressed some of the misperceptions that hearing loss can sometimes lead to. For instance, when she first met her fiance’s bandmates, they thought she was “quite rude” until they learned that she was deaf in one ear, “It was only when they got to know me better and found out I was deaf in one ear they realised I wasn’t ignoring them I just hadn’t heard them,” she says.

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