Today I had a mold made for a new, in-the-ear hearing aid. It really is a simple process--you go in, the technician crams lots of sponge down your ear canal (which hurts) and she fills up the rest of your ear with putty which then dries in the shape of your ear. The new hearing aid should be ready in about two weeks.
While I was there, I asked the technician , Rachel, about the Lyric hearing aid (which was featured in a New York Times article forwarded to me by pretty much everyone on the planet). Her response: well, you know how it really hurt when I put the sponge in? And how you whined that it was making the nerves in your jaw go haywire? Well, that is because you had surgery on your ear. And the Lyric is going to go in even further. It will hurt even more!
So, no, I will not be going for the Lyric. :(
As an aside, should one's hearing aid technician be happy that another hearing aid might cause one pain? Does that mean Rachel is a sadist? Should I be concerned? Or do you think that this is simply a little quirk she has and that she is otherwise harmless and would not do anything untoward to my new hearing aid?