A synopsis of the recent University of Melbourne Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology study by Dominic Power, Dr Dani Tomlin, and Prof.Richard Dowell
What they did:
A group of tinnitus patients were fitted with either Lyric hearing aids, top of the range receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aids or the same RIC hearing aids and a noise generator.
Tinnitus distress was measured prior to fitting, 1 month after fitting, and again 2 months later.
- Lyric provided a greater improvement in benefit than just hearing aids or hearing aids and noise generators
- Lyric achieved results faster than just RIC hearing aids or RIC hearing aids and noise generators
- More participants gained a significant improvement than either the RIC hearing aids or RIC hearing aids and noise generators
Lyric can be recommended by clinicians to facilitate faster and larger reduction in their tinnitus.