Popular Science magazine has named the Lyric ‘invisible’ hearing aid from InSound Medical, Newark, Calif, a winner of its Best of What’s New award in the health category, says a statement from InSound.

Chosen from thousands of entrants, Lyric is designed to reside deep in the hearing canal for up to 4 months while providing natural sound quality, says the statement. The device does not require battery changes, operates around the clock, can be worn during showers, and uses the ear’s natural anatomy to funnel sound to the ear drum.

Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year—breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories, says the statement. The award winners are included in the December issue. Awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 11 categories: automotive, aviation and space, computing, engineering, gadgets, green technology, home entertainment, security, home technology, personal health, and recreation.

[Source: InSound Medical]