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What is Lyric Hearing?

Lyric is the first and only 100% invisible extended wear hearing device. Lyric hearing aids are comfortably placed in the ear canal by a Lyric trained hearing professional and can be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for months at a time.* Unlike many other hearing aids, Lyric is positioned completely inside the ear canal, and it uses the ear’s anatomy to provide natural sound quality. 3Back to Top

What makes Lyric Hearing Aids different?

100% INVISIBLE
Placed completely in the ear canal, Lyric is totally invisible. Only the patient will know why he/she is hearing better.

EFFORTLESS HEARING, 24/7
Lyric can be worn during daily activities, such as exercising, showering, talking on the phone, and sleeping. There are no batteries to change, no daily maintenance is needed, and no daily insertion or removal is required.

NATURAL SOUND QUALITY
Lyric delivers exceptional sound quality. Lyric uses the outer ear to naturally direct sound into the ear canal without the need for multiple channels or settings. 3Back to Top

How does Lyric work?

Lyric hearing aids are comfortably placed in the ear canal by a Lyric trained hearing professional during a routine office visit. No surgery or anesthesia is required. Once placed, Lyric is 100% invisible, worn continuously for months at a time, and uses the ear’s natural anatomy to deliver exceptional sound quality. Lyric is programmed for each patient’s specific hearing needs, and patients can adjust the volume of the device as needed. 3Back to Top

Who is a good candidate for Lyric?

Lyric is designed for people with mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. A Lyric trained hearing professional will assess hearing loss, ear size and shape, medical conditions, and lifestyle to determine if Lyric is the right choice. Approximately half of the people with hearing loss may be Lyric candidates. 3Back to Top

What type of hearing loss does Lyric address?

Lyric is designed to fit patients with a mild to moderately-severe hearing loss. Find out if Lyric is right for you by scheduling a hearing evaluation with your Lyric trained hearing professional. Individual replacement needs may vary. Duration of device battery life varies by patient and is subject to individual ear conditions. 3Back to Top

What does a Lyric Hearing Aid cost?

 A traditional hearing aid can range in cost from $2500 - $7000. The price of Lyric hearing aids is set at the provider level based on your hearing needs.  Lyric is sold on an annual subscription basis, meaning patients will purchase one year of Lyric hearing at a time. There is no need for repairs or battery replacement. Patients will be guaranteed to have the most advanced Lyric technology currently available, since they will be receiving new Lyric devices throughout the year. Although the cost of Lyric is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid, many Lyric Providers offer financing and payment options for Lyric wearers.  3Back to Top

Does the initial evaluation and exam cost anything?

The Lyric trained hearing professional will determine the cost of patient visits. There will most often be a hearing evaluation performed by the audiologist and an ear exam performed by the ENT physician, both of which will likely have professional fees. The hearing professional can help patients determine if their insurance will cover these costs. 3Back to Top

How long does a Lyric Hearing Aid last?

Lyric can be worn for months at a time. However, individual replacement needs will vary as device battery life is subject to individual ear conditions. 3Back to Top

Do I have to return to the Lyric trained hearing professional’s office each time I want a new device?

Patients will be required to return to their Lyric trained hearing professional’s office for brief replacement  visits. 3Back to Top

What does Lyric feel like?

The exterior of Lyric is made of a soft material specifically designed to contour to the ear canal. This soft exterior helps make Lyric comfortable to wear. After an initial adjustment period (anywhere between 7 and 14 days), most patients no longer feel Lyric in their ear. 3Back to Top

Does Lyric require any surgery?

Lyric is NOT a surgically implanted device. Lyric hearing devices are placed and programmed in the office by a Lyric trained hearing professional. No anesthesia is required. The sizing and fitting process for Lyric takes about one hour. 3Back to Top

Can patients take the Lyric Hearing Device out?

Lyric can be self-removed if necessary. Patients are provided with a removal tool called the SoundLync. 3Back to Top

Is Lyric safe?

Lyric is a FDA cleared device and has been extensively studied in hundreds of clinical research patients since 2001. In 13 years of clinical monitoring there have been no reports received by the company of serious complications. Transient ear canal skin irritation generally resolves within 3-14 days and patients are able to continue wearing Lyric. If you experience any pain at all, or any discomfort for more than 7 days, see your healthcare provider. For patients who experience repeat skin irritations, consider another hearing solution. Lyric was commercially launched in 2007 and has been safely worn by over 25,000 patients. 3Back to Top

Can I use headsets or earbuds with Lyric?

External headphones and external hearing protection can be used. Do not use inserted headsets, earbuds, or earplugs, because they may dislodge the device. 3Back to Top

Can I use my cell phone or home phone while wearing Lyric?

Yes, one of the benefits of Lyric’s placement is that it can be worn while talking on the cell phone or home phone. In fact, Lyric can be worn during your daily activities – such as sleeping, showering, exercising, and using headphones. 3Back to Top

Will Lyric set off a metal detector?

No. Lyric’s metal components are too small to set off metal detectors. 3Back to Top

Will an MRI, X-ray, or CT scan damage Lyric or place my ear at risk?

Lyric must be removed before you have an MRI. Unlike an MRI, an X-ray or CT scan will not damage or dislodge the device because a magnet is not used. However, you should inform the physician and/or technician about the Lyric device. If an X-ray or CT scan of the ear or head is needed, the device may need to be removed. Let your physician know that you are wearing Lyric if you are having surgery or a medical procedure of any kind. 3Back to Top

Can patients swim with Lyric?

Swimming and diving underwater are not recommended. However, Lyric is water resistant and showering can be done while wearing Lyric. 3Back to Top

Can I fly on a plane with Lyric?

Yes. It is safe to fly while wearing Lyric. 3Back to Top

How can I stay updated on Lyric news, promotions and updates?

Please join our newsletter for news, tips, promotions and updates. We help thousands of people with hearing loss every day we would love to help you stay up to date on the latest information and technology breakthroughs to live life fully. Visit the Request Information page to sign-up.3Back to Top

Where can I engage with the Lyric community further?

You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 3Back to Top

I love my Lyric and want to share my story with others. Who can I contact?

We would love to hear your story! Mail in your essay entry or video entry to

Attn: Mission to Listen, Phonak 39660 Eureka Drive, Newark CA, 94560.

Let us know how Lyric has helped change the way you hear and you could win a FREE year of Lyric Hearing. The most compelling story will be chosen and shared with others to help spread the word about Lyric. Just tell us what you love most about wearing Lyric and you could be a winner. The following are ideas for you to include in your essay:

  • When did you realize you had hearing loss and what made you want to try Lyric?
  • What can you do that you couldn’t do before your wore Lyric?
  • How have your relationships changed since you wore Lyric?
  • How has Lyric changed your life?

Sometimes we hear things we would rather not hear… now that you wear Lyric do you have any funny stories of things you now hear that you wish you didn’t? 3Back to Top

9 out of 10 customers are “very satisfied” with Lyric's sound qualityrBased on a survey of 100 patients who had worn Lyric for at least 30 days

Lyric is off the charts as far as clarity and crispness. I feel like I don’t have hearing loss. I feel pretty much as good as I’ve ever felt about my hearing. - Cookie, Lyric Wearer

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Cookie, a Lyric Hearing Aid Wearer