The benefits of invisible hearing
Placed in your ear canal, Lyric remains completely out of sight – invisible to the world.
Wear Lyric around the clock for months at a time without taking it out* through daily activities such as exercising or even showering. **
Clear, Natural Sound
Lyric uses the natural anatomy of your ear to localise sound and delivers a full, natural listening experience.
This new optional procedure lets you replace Lyric devices independently, increasing your reassurance. ***
How Does Lyric Work?
Lyric is an extended-wear invisible hearing device that’s comfortably placed in the canal of the ear by a trained professional. It can be worn 24/7 for up to four months, with no maintenance needed during this time.
Unlike many other hearing aids, Lyric extended wear hearing aids are completely in the canal and use your ear’s natural anatomy to funnel sound to your eardrum. This placement results in a reduction in background noise, allowing it to provide an exceptional and natural sound quality.
A natural listening experience
While traditional hearing aids capture and process sound outside of the ear, Lyric uses the natural anatomy of the ear to amplify and give you a full, natural listening experience.
Because Lyric is placed in the ear canal near the eardrum by a trained professional, it is a 100% invisible hearing aid.
Phonak Lyric & the Benefits for Tinnitus Relief
- 10-15% of the global population is affected by Tinnitus
- 85% are also affected by hearing loss
- Lyric reduces tinnitus annoyance faster than daily wear hearing aids
- Lyric provides greater relief from tinnitus than daily wear hearing aids
- Improves sleep quality
- Lyric is a valid choice of hearing aid as part of a tinnitus management program
This is Gigi Caruso’s hearing loss journey and the life changing effect that Phonak Lyric hearing aids have had on her work, her confidence, her life.
“I feel more confident, relaxed and engaged. Have a Lyric trial. The moment it’s switched on for the first time will change your life”. N.Grew – Lyric wearer
Communication is key to a happier life
Lyric Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Lyric hearing aid cost?
The Lyric hidden hearing aid uses a subscription model, with prices ranging from $2000 to $2400 per year for each ear. It’s important to note that the Lyric hearing aid price depends on the length of your subscription – the longer you subscribe for, the less you’ll pay each year.
Do you require surgery for the insertion of a Lyric hearing aid?
No, you don’t – it is inserted and programmed by your Audiologist right in their office. Nor does it require any anaesthesia, and the process of insertion in the canal is quick and painless. Lyric invisible hearing aids can also be removed by the wearer at any point with a specially designed tool that will be provided upon insertion.
What about people with exostosis (bone growths within the ear canal)?
Unfortunately, this condition is usually contra-indicated with the use of the Lyric hearing aid, as wearing it in the canal can cause pain to the exostoses.
Can people with otosclerosis wear this hidden hearing aid?
This is fine, as long as you have not had a recent stapedectomy (ear surgery to correct this hearing condition) and your tympanic membrane is intact.
If I experience pain in my ear with Lyric inside it, what should I do?
There should never be any pain whilst wearing the Lyric 24/7 hearing aid. There may be some awareness, annoyance and discomfort during the first 2 weeks after fitting, but these sensations usually go away after the adaption phase.
Can you go under a general anaesthetic while wearing Lyric?
Yes, this is possible. However, if you are scheduled for surgery of any kind, make sure your doctor is aware beforehand that you wear an invisible in the canal hearing aid.
Can you get an MRI, X-Ray or CT Scan while wearing the Lyric hearing aid?
A Lyric hearing aid must be removed for an MRI, but can stay in place for all other X-Rays, CT Scans, Bone density scans etc.
Can the ear canal be cleaned while Lyric is worn?
Wax cannot be removed while the Lyric hearing aid is in the canal of the ear, and the wearer should not use cotton buds. Any wax build-up that may occur can be removed by a trained professional before a new invisible hearing device is placed into the ear canal.
Is the Lyric hearing aid suitable for everyone?
There are some people who may not be best suited to use Lyric invisible hearing devices. They work best for those whose hearing loss is mild to severe. There are some physical requirements for them to be placed in the canal: the ear canal must be at least 24mm, relatively straight, and as rounded as possible. This is assessed during a Lyric sizing and candidacy appointment. Medical conditions that exclude users include; Chronic Otitis Media, ear canal abnormalities, and any conditions that require regular MRI scans. Also, if the patient regularly dives or skydives, Lyric will not be a suitable hearing aid for them.
What type of hearing aid is Lyric?
Lyric is a CE certified Class 2a (CE) or Class 1 (FDA) medical device. CE means that it has undergone a clinical evaluation and passed a conformity assessment to the standards of the Medical Devices Directive (MDD). This model is included in the same product category as all other hearing aids.
Patient Counselling Video
Lyric is not appropriate for all patients.
See a Lyric provider to determine if Lyric is right for you.
* Individual patient needs may vary. Lyric is not appropriate for all patients. See a Lyric provider to determine if Lyric is right for you.
** Lyric is water resistant, not waterproof, and should not be completely submerged underwater.
*** Suitability pending assessment by an HCP. Not available in the U.S. at this time.
**** Professional fees may apply. Annual subscription begins the first day of trial.