San Diego Lyric Hearing Aids Provider is Proud to Offer the New Lyric 2 Hearing Aid

North County Audiology, located in San Diego, California, is one of a select few locations in USA currently offering a new smaller version of the Lyric hearing device.

San Diego, CA, August 22, 2012 --( North County Audiology,, a hearing healthcare center in San Diego, will now be offering the new redesigned Lyric extended wear hearing aid. Manufactured by Phonak, one of the world’s leading hearing aid makers, the redesigned Lyric hearing aid is now even smaller, allowing even more hearing aid sufferers the ability to benefit from the device. Currently, there are only a select number of hearing aid providers throughout the United States that will be offering the new Lyric hearing aid device, and North County Audiology is one of them.

“North County Audiology is committed to offering the most advanced and highest quality hearing solutions for those with hearing impairments,” explains Dr. Kenneth Podlenski, Owner and Doctor of Audiology at North County Audiology. “I believe that hearing aid users will be extremely satisfied with the new Lyric hearing aids, both in terms of how comfortable they are and how well they will hear with them.”

Lyric hearing aids are extended wear hearing aids that can be worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for months at a time. Because the hearing device fits completely in the ear canal, it is 100% invisible and cannot be seen when worn. Helping distribute exceptional sound quality in both quiet and noisy environments, Lyric is placed deep in the ear canal by a Lyric trained hearing aid specialist. Lyric uses the outer ear to naturally direct sound into the ear canal without the need for multiple channels or settings. In addition, feedback is significantly reduced or eliminated.

Lyric hearing aid users find unmatched convenience because there are no hearing aid batteries to change and no hearing aid repairs needed. Lyric is a hassle-free hearing aid device that provides effortless hearing during daily activities including exercising, watching television, talking on the phone, showering, and even sleeping.

Thanks to the unique position in the ear canal, Lyric can also do so many things that people assume a hearing aid cannot do, such as wearing headphones, showering, sleeping and exercising. With the Lyric hearing aid, all these activities are totally trouble-free. Lyric wearers can simply forget about their hearing loss and enjoy a hassle-free solution without daily insertion, cleansing or battery exchange. The device sits close to the eardrum and therefore can take advantage of the anatomical function of the pinna. This translates into natural sound quality while minimizing surrounding noise, feedback and the occlusion effect.

Approximately 50% of hearing loss patients could be fit with the previous version of Lyric due to the size or shape of the ear canal. The new Lyric was developed in order to increase the number of patients who could benefit from the device. According to Lyric, a hearing aid industry study has already revealed that the new Lyric dramatically improves the fit rate of Lyric while maintaining the benefits and excellent patient satisfaction of the Lyric hearing aid product.

The new Lyric hearing aid comes in a range of sizes, from extra small to extra large, and with the new sizing, more people will be able to wear a Lyric, depending on their type of hearing loss.

North County Audiology is offering free hearing screenings for the purpose of seeing if Lyric or traditional hearing devices are an appropriate solution for its patients. Free hearing screenings will be offered during the week of August 27-31, 2012. For additional information about the Lyric hearing aid or to schedule an appointment at North County Audiology, please visit

About North County Audiology:
Established in 1990, North County Audiology is San Diego’s premiere hearing care center, offering expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hearing problems. North County Audiology assists in rehabilitative services for patients with hearing impairments, including the fitting and dispensing of hearing aid devices, offering custom hearing protection, swim plugs, as well as a full line of assistive listening devices. In addition, we work with musicians and offer devices to protect hearing during rehearsals and performances, and custom molds for universal monitors as well as offering custom monitors.

Kenneth Podlenski, Doctor of Audiology, graduated from the University of Florida. He completed his clinical first year at the San Diego VA Hospital. After leaving the VA Hospital, Dr. Podlenski worked at the Hearing and Balance Center in Kearny Mesa before joining North County Audiology. Dr. Podlenski is passionate about the field of hearing healthcare and specializes in clinical audiology and working with patients to develop appropriate hearing solutions. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is Board Certified in Audiology.

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