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Thread: Working (and living) abroad where no Lyric providers, what to do ?

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    Default Working (and living) abroad where no Lyric providers, what to do ?

    I am working abroad where there is no Lyric providers.
    I wonder if there are contract/buying options;

    a) to buy, get it placed/fitted and set from/by a provider and having one spare pair with me when going back abroad. Post one (or pair) back when there is a problem and expect the provider to post me a new one with my settings as soon as they get the not working one (pair). Assuming that I can arrange a doctor to fit (not set) in the country where I work.

    b) to buy, fit and set myself in the country where I work. (receive the software and from the provider or manufacturer) Post one (or pair) back when there is a problem and expect the provider to post me a new one with my settings as soon as they get the not working one (pair).

    I would love to hear if anybody had or heard something similar to my situation.
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    125 25 55
    250 20 0 65 10
    500 20 20 65 20
    1K 15 10 65 20
    2K 30 25 70 45
    4K 55 45 90 55
    6K 60 95
    8K 70 90
    SRT-R30-L65(75)
    SDSR-80%-55dB
    SDSL-68%-85dB
    Red rep. masked test values
    A: Air, B: Bone Conduction
    Yet no HA but trying to understand which should be good for me.

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    Emre, it's been a couple months since your post - so I don't know if you found an answer to your questions. I am by no means an expert here, but I did sit with an audiologist a few years back who swore he could fit me with Lyrics. (My own aud-guy was not available, so in desperation I sought advice from a newbie.)

    Well, he told me that once the Lyric is placed (deep in the ear canal, right up against the eardrum), it sits there until you need a battery changed. When that time comes - and you better be proactive, going in SOONER rather than waiting for the battery to DIE and then the aid sits like a stone in your ear), you need to go back to the audiologist to have them remove the aid and insert a pair with fresh batteries.

    Right away, the deal was a woodchuck to me. Who would risk having a battery die in a device countries away from help?! I think you need a device to even remove & insert the aids. Plus, sitting so deep in the ear canal - at least for me, having had 2 bouts of otiitis - it seemed way too risky. If I was to get an allergic reaction to the aids way in my ear canal, it could be devastating.

    Also, my loss profile seems WAY too much for Lyrics! Again, I'm no expert, but I can't imagine trading off cosmetic looks for poor performance on me. Therefore, I shook hands with the newbie and got hella outta there. When my aud-guy returned to town, I got right in and subsequently was fit with a new pair of ITEs.

    I think that "practicality" as well as health & ease of use of these Lyrics has to be measured in the equation before you commit to buying two pairs of them. In fact, BTE (or ITE, as with Oticon Opns) may be a much easier route in the long run.
    HAs from 1985>Starkey>Phonak>AGX>Oticon Agil Pro ITE>Oticon Opn miniRITE

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