Earlens is the first Light Driven Hearing Aid developed by a Neurotologist. This cutting edge technology utilizes Light to activate the ear’s natural hearing system creating a richer, more natural sound.
How does it work:
The EarLens sound processor and light tip sit behind your ear, similar to a standard Receiver in the canal style hearing aid. Sound hits the processor and light tip, converting it into LIGHT, thus eliminating annoying feedback/whistling, associated with standard hearing aids. This light is then directed to a custom made lens, which rests gently on your eardrum and activates your natural hearing system. This direct contact allows you to experience a fuller and richer sound!
The Earlens Photon Processor and Light Tip:
- Automatically adjusts to different listening environments
- Features noise reduction technology to minimize feedback
- Rechargeable batteries for easy wireless charging
- Offers 4 customizable programs
- 20 channels for adjustments
- Available in 3 colors
- Directly stimulates your ear’s natural hearing system
- Custom built and tailored for your Unique Ear.
- Placed on the eardrum by an ENT physician, like a contact lens
Ear Lens Versus Conventional Hearing Aids
Unlike conventional hearing aids, the Earlens uses Light instead of a speaker to gently activate a custom Lens that vibrates the eardrum. This process more closely replicates the ear’s natural hearing process allowing for a broader, clear spectrum of sound!
Can You Feel the Ear Lens?
Just like any conventional hearing aid the earlens does take some time to get accustomed to. Most patients report a slight sensation when the lens is first placed on the eardrum. However, this sensation quickly goes away. Otherwise, the sensation is similar to wearing a conventional hearing aid or contact lens.
Can I shower or swim with the Ear Lens:
You will need to remove the Behind the Ear processor, as with any conventional hearing aid, to shower or swim. The Lens on your eardrum however can be worn in the shower or while swimming. We do recommend using swim plugs if you swim laps regularly.