Earlens Hearing Aid FAQs
Can you feel the lens in your ear?
Just like any hearing aid technology, wearing the Lens takes some time to get used to. Most users feel a slight sensation when the Lens is first placed on the eardrum, but that feeling goes away quickly, much like adapting to any new hearing aid or wearing contact lenses for the first time.
How does the lens stay in place?
The custom design of the Lens makes it remarkably stable. The custom fit Lens is placed in the ear by an ENT physician and gently conforms to the ear drum. After placement of the Lens, you will need to occasionally apply mineral oil to help the Lens stay in place.
Can I shower or swim with the Earlens on?
After removing the behind-the-ear Processor and Light Tip, you can shower or swim as you normally would. Because the Lens is placed on your eardrum by an Ear, Nose and Throat physician, it stays in place and can be worn in the shower or while swimming. If you swim regularly or lap swim, we suggest using a pair of earplugs.
Can I remove and reinsert the Earlens hearing aid?
The rechargeable behind-the-ear Processor with an attached Light Tip can be removed and reinserted by the user. However, the Lens is designed to be placed or removed only by a trained ENT Physician.
Can I clean my ears when wearing the Earlens hearing aid?
We advise against using cotton swabs like Q-Tips or any other self-cleaning instrument to avoid damaging or moving the Lens. Once you are fitted with the Earlens Hearing Aid, a mineral oil applicator will be provided with instructions. This oil keeps your ear canal lubricated to keep the system working properly and helps clean your ear safely.
Is there a warranty?
The Earlens Hearing Aid comes with a 3-year warranty.