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Phonak Lyric hearing aid.
World’s only 24/7 hearing device

World’s only 100% Invisible Hearing Device

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 heart of Lyric 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. You can wear Lyric 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. 

Hassle Free

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 yet, 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 patient satisfaction and wearing comfort. 

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 the population has tinnitus, but most cases go 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, 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 aids4****

Improves sleep quality.

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 patients. See a Lyric provider to determine if Lyric is right for you.

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

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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 patients 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.

Register for MyLyric today and receive a complimentary SoundLync. MyLyric is your resource for helpful tips on Lyric hearing aid usage, adjustments and lifestyle tips.


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 patients report experiencing higher self-esteem than those who wear a traditional hearing aid.  

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 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'.
Carolyn Hartfield, Georgia Lyric wearer
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.

I'm amazed at how natural sounding my wife's voice is
Myron Butler, Oklahoma 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.

The first thing that I noticed was, it just sounds natural.
Dusty Potter, Wichita Falls, TX Lyric wearer
The first thing that I noticed was, it just sounds natural.
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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 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 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 patients.

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.


  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

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