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Phonak Lyric hearing aid.
Invisible hearing aids

Phonak Lyric™

  • Invisible
  • Natural sound
  • Worn 24/7

Lyric is the world’s first and only 100% invisible hearing aid that can be worn 24 hours per day, seven days a week, for months at a time.


  • Worn inside the ear canal, making the device 100% invisible
  • Out of sight, out of mind - you can wear Lyric around the clock for months at a time without taking it out  
  • 24/7 hearing - for daily activities such as exercising, sleeping, or even showering* so you can go about your daily routine and enjoy life
  • Self-replacement - This new optional procedure lets you replace Lyric devices independently, increasing your reassurance. ***
  • Clear, natural sound - Lyric uses the natural anatomy of your ear to localise sound and delivers a full, natural listening experience


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Experience the benefits of Lyric

Lyric provides many benefits unlike traditional hearing aids for unrestricted living. While traditional hearing aids capture and process sound outside of the ear, Lyric sits deep inside the ear canal and uses the natural anatomy of the ear to provide a full listening experience. This is just one of the many benefits of Lyric.

Anatomic view of the inside of human ear with Phonak Lyric hearing aid fitted deep inside outer ear canal.

Completely invisible

Lyric is placed inside the ear canal by a trained professional. Once in the ear, Lyric is 100% invisible. The Lyric core is encapsulated by soft, biocompatible foam seals that contour to the ear canal and ensure natural ventilation and stable placement.

Natural sound

Lyric uses the natural anatomy of the ear for a clear natural sound experience.

No hassle

Lyric is designed to withstand environment in the ear canal for months at a time and requires no maintenance or batteries to change or charge.

Tinnitus relief even when you sleep

Lyric amplifies sound for those with mild to moderately severe hearing loss and can provide 24/7 relief from tinnitus, even when you sleep. And because you can wear Lyric while sleeping, once you wake up, you don’t have to put them in or turn them on like traditional hearing aids.1

Designed to be worn 24/7

Lyric’s inside-the-ear design allows you to go about your daily life without disruption—including sleeping, using earphones, playing sports, wearing a helmet, and anything else your day brings.
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Volume control

Lyric comes with a magnetic adjustment tool called SoundLync that lets you control the volume, turn Lyric on and off, and put it in sleep mode.


Lives changed by Lyric

Due to the unique benefits of an invisible in-the-ear hearing aid that doesn’t require any maintenance or battery changes, Lyric clients report experiencing higher self-esteem than those who wear a traditional hearing aid.2

I’m amazed at how natural sounding my wife’s voice is.

I'm amazed at how natural sounding my wife's voice is
Myron Butler Lyric wearer
I'm amazed at how natural sounding my wife's voice is

Studies show that Lyric is rated as sounding natural when compared to the open ear.3


of Lyric wearers said it improves their quality of life.⁴


of Lyric wearers said their expectations have been met or exceeded.⁴


of Lyric wearers said they can live a «normal life».⁴

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Find a provider

Whether you’re looking for help with hearing loss or want to get set up with hearing aids, we can help you find an authorised Lyric provider.

Connectivity and control

Lyric doesn’t connect to any other hearing accessory or device, so you don’t need to pair it with Bluetooth. Thanks to its placement in the ear canal, you can use any type of phone or headphone as if you weren’t wearing a hearing aid.

To control Lyric, you receive SoundLync, a magnetic adjustment tool that lets you customise volume, turn Lyric on and off, and put it in sleep mode.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, self-replacement is an optional procedure allowing you to replace Lyric devices independently for your own reassurance.*** 

Speak with your Lyric provider to see if this option is suitable for you. 

Lyric must not be worn while diving underwater or skydiving. Pressure changes from these activities may cause discomfort and/or feedback if Lyric moves in the ear canal. If these activities are done accidentally while wearing Lyric, a Certified Lyric Fitter must examine the ear canal.

Lyric is not waterproof. Therefore, underwater swimming and diving are not recommended. However, Lyric can be worn in the shower or during water activities in which the head is not fully submerged under water. Further protection measures for Lyric hearing aids can be taken, such as using over-the-counter or custom swim molds. Check the length of the swim molds to ensure that they do not touch the device when worn.

Headsets, insert earphones, and earplugs can be used if they do not touch the Lyric hearing aid. The Authorized Lyric Partner will check if the chosen headsets work in combination with Lyric.

Lyric must be removed before having an MRI scan because the hearing aid contains metallic parts. Unlike an MRI scan, an X-ray or CT scan will not damage or dislodge the hearing aid because a magnet is not used. However, the physician and/or technician should be informed about the hearing aid. If an X-ray or CT scan of the ear or head is needed, the hearing aid may need to be removed. The physician should also be informed about Lyric if the wearer is having surgery of any kind.

It is recommended to have the hearing aid removed by a Lyric trained hearing care professional. If necessary, the wearer can remove Lyric with the provided removal tool.

Lyric is an FDA-cleared hearing aid and has been extensively studied in hundreds of clinical research clients since 2001. In more than 15 years of clinical monitoring, there have been no reports of serious complications. Lyric was commercially launched in 2007 and has been safely worn by hundreds of thousands of clients.

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, level of hearing loss and environmental noise level.

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Find the right hearing aid for you

Everyone’s type of hearing loss differs, which is why we offer a range of hearing solutions to find the right one for you.

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*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.

  1. Biggins A, Power D, (August 2021) Reducing Tinnitus with hearing aids: Does Phonak Lyric™ offer a more effective option? Phonak Field Study News retrieved from
  2. Biggins, A., Singh, G. & Solodar , H. (2017). Lyric shows significant psychosocial benefits. Phonak Field Study News, retrieved from, accessed October 2020.
  3. Lough, M., Whiston, H., Dillon, H., & Stone, M. (2020). Subjective benefits of a deeply inserted extended wear hearing aid compared to other in-canal sound-delivering hearing aids, Submitted for peer review.
  4. Knorr, H. (2021) Lyric consumer survey #4446 for more information  contact

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