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posted By: Earlens Web | 02.28.17

Earlens FAQ: Can I Swim and Shower with Earlens Hearing Aids?

The Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid consists of 3 parts: The rechargeable behind-the-ear Photon Processor, Light Tip, and Lens. The Lens is placed in the ear by an ENT physician and stays in place comfortably on the ear drum. You can continue to wear the Lens…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 02.25.17

What Happens When I Get an Ear Impression for Earlens?

Every Earlens device is custom built for the wearer. In order to ensure the best fit, Earlens patients will need to have impressions taken of their ears. This is done by an ENT physician in the office.   Your ENT physician may ask you to…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 02.16.17

Earlens FAQ: How Does the Lens Stay in Place in the Ear?

The Lens is a key component of the Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid. The custom-built Lens rests on the eardrum and is activated by pulses of non-visible light sent by the Light Tip. Once placed on the ear drum, the Lens is remarkably stable. Wearers can…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 02.07.17

Earlens Patient Review: Marty G.

Marty G. found that his hearing loss was impacting his ability to engage with the people around him. He leads a very active lifestyle, but noticed that he was having trouble hearing when he was out with his friends. As the hearing challenges progressed, he…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 02.04.17

Earlens FAQ: How Do I Clean My Ears with Earlens?

Although many people like to try to clean their ears with Q-tips, doing so can cause more harm than good. Q-tips push wax inward down the ear canal. This disrupts the normal flow of wax, which naturally pushes itself from inside the ear toward the…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 02.01.17

Happy Groundhog Day!

Earlens is based in sunny Menlo Park (Northern California), which sees an average of 255 sunny days and 17 inches of rain per year. But even though we have moderate temperatures year round, we’re still curious how long our furry friends out East predict that…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 01.26.17

Earlens FAQ: How Does Earlens Use Light to Transmit Sound?

Contrary to what it may sound like, Earlens is not a solar-powered hearing aid. Earlens uses light to transmit sound, but that light does not come from the outside environment.   The Earlens Hearing Aid consists of 3 main parts: the rechargeable Photon Processor, the…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 01.23.17

Made for You: Custom Hearing Aids

Some types of hearing aids are custom made for the wearer’s ear shape. Common types of custom hearing aids include In-the-Canal (ITC) and In-the-Ear (ITE) hearing aids. In-the-Canal hearing aids fit partly in the ear canal and are typically intended for mild-to-moderate hearing loss. In-the-Ear…

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posted By: Earlens Web | 01.23.17

What is Low-Frequency Hearing Loss?

Sounds can be described by their “pitch”, or sound frequency, which is measured in Hertz (Hz). Normal or perfect hearing typically ranges between 20Hz up to 20kHz (kilohertz). Low frequency hearing loss impacts the frequencies where sounds like a fog horn or thunder occur.  …

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