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Phonak Lyric hearing aid.
Invisible like no other

Phonak Lyric™ -- World’s only 100% invisible hearing aid

  • Invisible
  • Natural sound
  • Worn 24/7

Lyric was designed to remain out of sight and out of mind. Because it is placed deep inside the ear canal, Lyric is the first and only 100% invisible hearing aid. Its ultra-low power consumption allows you to wear Lyric around the clock for months at a time without taking it out.

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Seamless fit and convenience

Unlike traditional hearing aids, Lyric provides many benefits for unrestricted living. While traditional hearing aids capture and process sound outside 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.

  • 100% invisible hearing aid – Because it is placed deep in the ear canal, Lyric is totally invisible to you and those around you.
  • 24/7 hearing - for daily activities, such as exercising, sleeping, or even showering*, so you can go about your daily routine and enjoy life.
  • Clear, natural sound - Lyric uses the natural anatomy of your ear to localize sound and delivers a full, natural listening experience.
  • Self-replacement - This optional procedure lets you replace Lyric devices independently by yourself, increasing your reassurance. ****
  • Long-term reliability – Our analog chip offers ultra-low power consumption, which enables you to experience uninterrupted use for months at a time. 
  • Hassle-free -- Designed to withstand environment in the ear canal for months at a time and requires no maintenance or batteries to charge or change.
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Tinnitus relief

An estimated 10–15% of the population has tinnitus, but most cases are untreated. This is due to a lack of information and the fact that most people are unaware of who will understand their condition or assist them. While some cases are minor, others 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. Thanks to its 24/7 amplification, Lyric can provide tinnitus relief to help improve overall quality of life.

Lyric improves sleep quality ¹, because it is placed deep in the ear canal, you can sleep while wearing your hearing aids, which can provide tinnitus relief even during the night.

Well-Hearing is Well-Being

Numerous studies have proven the importance of treating hearing loss to help maintain overall cognitive health. When you feel free to engage in social activities, conversations and reduce listening effort and fatigue, your overall well-being is maintained.

We know that hearing well is linked to greater emotional, cognitive and physical well-being.5 This is why for someone with hearing loss, accessing consistent 24/7 amplification is important. Because the brain doesn’t stop when you go to sleep.

It's also been shown that in older adults with mild to moderate hearing loss, hearing intervention slowed down loss of thinking and memory abilities by 48% over three years****.

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

How Subscriptions Work

Lyric is sold through authorized Lyric Providers on a subscription basis. A subscription covers 1 or 2 years — including replacement devices and servicing throughout the subscription period.

 Each Lyric device can last for months at a time. This duration can vary, depending on the patient 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 100% invisible Lyric 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.

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

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


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
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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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Lyric subscription

Lyric is also available through subscriptions for three months, six months, one year, or two years, so you can conveniently replace your device on a schedule.

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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 authorized 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.

Lyric has a big impact on your daily life

Grant Logan is a long-time Lyric wearer and has experienced first-hand how this tiny device can have a big impact on daily life.

“I’ve had Lyric for 8 or 9 years now and the reason I chose Lyric in the first place was that it is invisible and more importantly, I didn’t have to take them off of an evening. I didn’t have to take them off to go and play sport,” says Grant.

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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.

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.
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** Suitability pending assessment by an HCP.
*** Lin, F., et al. (2023, July 17). Hearing intervention versus health education control to reduce cognitive decline in older adults with hearing loss in the USA (ACHIEVE): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial.
**** Sarant, J., et al. (2023, July 16-20). Cognitive Function in Older Adults with Hearing Loss: Outcomes for treated vs untreated groups at 3-year follow-up [Conference presentation]. AAIC 2023 Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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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

5. Lin, F., et al. (2023, July 17). Hearing intervention versus health education control to reduce cognitive decline in older adults with hearing loss in the USA (ACHIEVE): a multicentre, randomised controlled trial. DOI:
Sarant, J., et al. (2023, July 16-20). Cognitive Function in Older Adults with Hearing Loss: Outcomes for treated vs untreated groups at 3-year follow-up [Conference presentation]. AAIC 2023 Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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