Extended-wear Hearing Aid

A type of hearing aid that is inserted by a trained hearing healthcare professional deep into the ear canal during an in-office visit. It can be worn for several months at a time without removal and is 100% invisible. It can be worn when showering, exercising, sleeping, using the telephone, and wearing headphones.

Extended-wear hearing aids are most appropriate for people with a mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. In order to be a candidate, your trained hearing healthcare professional will assess the hearing loss, ear shape and size, lifestyle, and other medical conditions.

The most popular extended-wear hearing aid is the Lyric.

Lindsey Banks


Lindsey Banks is a graduate of the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at the University of Florida. She uses her diverse experience in hearing healthcare and her passion for helping people to provide credible information to those with hearing loss who visit Everyday Hearing.