New device should provide better sound than hearing aids

Bellaire, Texas – A revolutionary device is helping some of the millions of Americans who are hard of hearing. This new technology, called Earlens, is very similar to how natural hearing works, according to Dr. Ron Moses of The Center for ENT near Bellaire.

“It directly vibrates the eardrum,” explained Dr. Moses out.

This is how it works:

Patients do not need surgery.

During the first visit, a mold is made of the patient’s ear, including the eardrum, and sent to the company to have the device custom made for each patient.

During another visit, it is placed on the patient’s eardrum.

dr. Moses said the Earlens is better than a hearing aid for most.

“They notice how their old hearing aids felt good but not good enough and Earlens gave them that wider frequency to give them that wider, richer, fuller sound and they love that,” said Dr. Moses.

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How much is it?

The Earlens is more expensive than a traditional hearing aid, about $11,000-$12,000 for a pair.

“We have a payment plan that patients can afford to pay over several years now and it’s really not seen as a burden and a lot of times people don’t just look at the cost. Obviously that’s a concern, people look at the value,” said Dr. Moses “I should note that Earlens has a 60-day trial period… and of course they will get their money back if they are not satisfied.”

How long will the device last?

Earlens has the potential to last for years without being replaced. All settings can be adjusted via your phone, without having to make an appointment.

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