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Phonak Lyric™

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Benefits for your practice

Lyric helps differentiate your practice because it is unlike any other hearing aid. The Lyric subscription model delivers a consistent and predictable revenue stream from yearly renewals. They are “assets” in your books and grow the value of your business, while generating more sales opportunities with clients who may not be suitable for Lyric.

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Sizing and Fitting Lyric

Initial sizing, placing, and programming Lyric, combined with counseling, takes approximately one hour. Device replacement visits take approximately 10 minutes. A broad range of 7 sizes from XXS to XXL are available.

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Self-replacement for clients

Self-replacement* is an optional procedure for clients to replace Lyric devices on their own. After assessing and training them, you can continue to check their ears on a regular basis, replacing their Lyric devices every other time. The only change with self-replacement is a decrease in the frequency of in-clinic visits. This benefits you both and can also free you up to see additional clients. Self-replacement benefits for your business:  

  • Less frequent follow-up appointments 
  • Less unscheduled appointments (drop ins) 
  • Intended to increase Trial Success Rate (TSR)
  • Free-up time in your agenda to onboard more new clients
Phonak Lyric™

Frequently asked questions

The new Lyric4 comes with improved comfort and reliability.¹ The reduced medial module is designed to improve wearing comfort¹ and your clients' fit rate. The new medial port receiver protection has been designed to improve reliability. Debris is collected to reduce the impact of cerumen and early clogging.

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 water resistant, 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 needed, the wearer can remove Lyric with SoundLync.

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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* Not available in the U.S. at this time.

1. Standaert, L. (2020). Objective and subjective comparison: Lyric4 to Lyric 3. Phonak Field Study News, retrieved from , accessed October 2020.