We are proud to be a provider of Earlens, the world’s first and only hearing solution to directly vibrate the eardrum. Earlens delivers more complete sound than any acoustic hearing aid and a bandwidth that is associated with more natural sound quality and better hearing in noise.
In Earlens, a processor worn behind the ear sends an audio signal through the ear tip to a custom lens that rests directly on the eardrum. When the eardrum receives the signal, it gently vibrates the eardrum to activate the ear’s natural hearing system.
Earlens can provide meaningful amplification from 125 Hz all the way to 10 kHz, while conventional hearing aids have trouble amplifying outside of 550 Hz to 5.5 kHz. Research has shown that those lower and higher frequencies impact sound quality and speech understanding, especially in noisy environments.
Why are high frequency sounds typically the first to go in hearing loss?
High-frequency hearing loss is a condition where people have difficulty hearing sounds between the 2,000 to 8,000 Hertz range. This means that certain high-frequency verbal sounds like ‘s’, ‘h’, or ‘f’, (the consonants) are more…
Earlens is the only nonsurgical solution that combines the care of a Doctor of Audiology and an ENT physician. With Earlens, you will receive the highest level of hearing healthcare.
Each Earlens solution includes a custom ear tip and lens to optimize comfort and fit based on an ear impression taken by our affiliated otologist. After they are ready, the otologist will place the lens in your ear, and our audiologists will program Earlens to your unique hearing needs.
NYHD is the only private audiology practice trained in the New York City area to offer Earlens. If you already wear hearing aids, or you are new to the world of hearing technologies, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our audiologist who can perform a quick and easy assessment of your hearing and recommend your next treatment options. To schedule a consultation, call our New York City office at 212-774-1971 or fill out our online form. Our helpful staff can help you find an appointment that works best for you.