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Phonak Lyric hearing aid.
Made for a 24/7 invisible hearing experience

Made to be 100% invisible

Lyric was designed to remain out of sight and out of mind. It is invisible in the ear canal and can be worn 24 hours per day, seven days a week for months at a time.

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Lyric Features

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.

How Lyric Works

The mechanical geometry of the Lyric core is stored safely inside soft, biocompatible foam seals that contour to the ear canal and ensure natural ventilation and stable placement. The battery is specifically designed to withstand the deep ear environment for months at a time. Lyric amplifies sounds using the natural mechanisms of the ear. The Lyric microphone and receiver further enhance this.

Studies show that Lyric is rated as sounding natural when compared to the open ear.¹

Because Lyric is placed in the ear canal near the eardrum by a trained professional, it is a 100% invisible hearing aid.

Lyric provides benefits unlike any other hearing aid for unrestricted living. It can be worn in the shower, while wearing a helmet for active, physical sports and with headphones in. 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.

No Fuss

Once they are fit by a hearing care professional, they are designed to be worn 24 hours a day for months at a time. Better still, Lyric requires no maintenance or batteries to change or charge.

Initial sizing, placing and programming Lyric, combined with counseling, takes approximately one hour. Device replacement visits take approximately 10 minutes.


There is 1 model of Lyric hearing aid.

No batteries or charging needed.

A broad size range consisting of 7 sizes – from XXS to XXL models – is available to comfortably fit as many different ear sizes as possible. The various sizes provide more client satisfaction and wearing comfort.3

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

24/7 Tinnitus Relief

An estimated 10–15% of a population has tinnitus but most cases go untreated.⁴ This is due to a lack of information and the fact that most IMG people are unaware of who will understand their condition or assist them. While some cases are minor, some require more specific treatment to overcome possible long-term effects. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are various effective forms of counseling and treatments available. Reach out to your Lyric provider to see if Lyric could provide relief from tinnitus.

A survey of 111 patients who had worn Lyric for at least 30 days reported reduced tinnitus annoyance faster than from daily wear hearing aids

  • Reduces tinnitus annoyance faster than daily wear hearing aids5*
  • Improves sleep quality

How Subscriptions Work

Lyric is sold through authorized Lyric Providers on a subscription basis. A subscription lasts 1 year — including replacement devices and servicing throughout the subscription period. Your HCP can provide you with further details about the length of the Lyric trial.

Each Lyric device can last for months at a time. This duration can vary, depending on the consumer and their individual ear conditions. However, unlike standard hearing aids — which need to be replaced — Lyric’s subscription model provides you with new devices on a regular basis.

Whenever you need a new Lyric, simply visit your provider. Your hearing care provider will fit you with a new in the ear hearing aid. Every replacement can be done in just a few minutes time.

There are no repairs or battery replacements needed, and you will receive technology updates as they become available.

Subscription costs are largely affected by where you live. You should also discuss payment options for a Lyric subscription with your hearing care provider. These may vary locally, and they will be happy to discuss them with you.

Many hearing care providers offer risk-free trials of Lyric. Lyric is not appropriate for all patients. See a Lyric provider to determine if Lyric is right for you.

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Controlled by SoundLync™

Every Lyric subscription comes with SoundLync, a magnetic adjustment tool that allows you to adjust the volume, turn Lyric on and off, and to put it in sleep mode. Lyric can also be removed, if needed, with SoundLync.

Can consumers use their phone with Lyric?

Yes, another benefit of Lyric is that it can be worn while talking on any phone. A benefit of Lyric is that you can use any type of phone without the need to connect or use Bluetooth. Headphones can be worn at the same time.


Benefits of Lyric

88% of Lyric users agree that Lyric comes close to giving them their natural hearing back, based on two surveys conducted with 111 patients who wore Lyric for at least 30 days.

93% would recommend Lyric to a friend or loved one, based on 2 surveys conducted with 109 patients who wore Lyric for at least 30 days.

Due to the unique benefits of an invisible 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.

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 Ohlahoma, Lyric wearer
I'm amazed at how natural sounding my wife's voice is

I love being able to hear waterfalls and leaves rustling when I am out leading hikes. However, the best benefit of wearing Lyric is it allows me to engage in conversation without saying, ‘Huh’ or ‘What'.

I'm amazed at how natural sounding my wife's voice is
Carolyn Hartfield Georgia, Lyric wearer
I'm amazed at how natural sounding my wife's voice is

The first thing that I noticed was, it just sounds natural.

I'm amazed at how natural sounding my wife's voice is
Dusty Potter Wichita Falls, TX
I'm amazed at how natural sounding my wife's voice is

Benefits of Lyric for Providers

Unique Offering 

Lyric helps you 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, while generating more sales opportunities with clients who may not be suitable for Lyric. Subscriptions are assets and help you grow your business.


Cut replacement time in half. Self-replacement is an optional procedure for clients to replace Lyric devices on their own. After assessing and training them, you accompany them during the entirety of their subscription, while continuing to check their ears on a regular basis. You then replace their Lyric devices every other time, while still providing a high level of care. The only change with self-replacement is a decrease in the frequency of in-clinic visits. This benefits you both and also frees you up to see additional clients.

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Frequently asked questions

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 will 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 patients 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 consumers.

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.


* Professional fees may apply. Annual subscription begins the first day of trial. Patients in CA, NY, NM & VT will receive a 45-day trial.

  1. 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
  2. Knorr, H. (2021) Lyric consumer survey #4446 for more information  contact
  3. Banerjee S. (2017). Benefits of Lyric3 XXS and XXL. Phonak Field Study News, retrieved from, accessed October 2020 
  4. Hoffman, H. and Reed, G. (2004) Epidemiology of tinnitus. In: Tinnitus: Theory and Management. Lewiston, NY: BC Decker Inc., 16–41. 
  5. Power, D. (2018). Is Lyric an effective option for tinnitus? Investigating the benefits of a hearing aid that can be worn 24/7. Submitted for peer review publication.

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