Lyric is an FDA cleared device and has been extensively studied in hundreds of clinical research patients since 2001. Lyric was commercially launched in 2007 and has been safely worn by thousands of patients since then. If you experience any pain at all, or any discomfort for more than 7 days, see your Lyric Provider.
Lyric is NOT a surgically implanted device. Lyric devices are placed and programmed in the office by a Lyric trained hearing professional. No anesthesia is required. The initial sizing and fitting process for Lyric takes about one hour.
Lyric can be self-removed, if necessary. After you have been fit with Lyric, your provider will give you a tool called the SoundLync that can be used to take the device out or adjust the volume. However, Lyric must be placed in your ear by a Lyric trained hearing professional.
Yes, one of the benefits of Lyric is that you can continue to use external headphones and external hearing protection. Do not use inserted headsets, earbuds, or earplugs, because they may dislodge the device. (Standard iPod earbuds are okay to wear).
Yes, another benefit of Lyric’s placement is that it can be worn while talking on a mobile phone or home phone*. In fact, Lyric can be worn during many daily activities – such as sleeping, showering**, exercising, and using headphones.
No. Lyric’s metal components are too small to set off metal detectors.
Lyric must be removed before you have an MRI. Unlike an MRI, an X-ray or CT scan will not damage or dislodge the device because a magnet is not used. However, you should inform the physician and/or technician about the Lyric device. If an X-ray or CT 170D scan of the ear or head is needed, the device may need to be removed. Let your physician know that you are wearing Lyric if you are having surgery or a medical procedure of any kind.
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.
Yes. It is safe to fly while wearing Lyric.
*In some instances, the Lyric device may shut off during mobile phone use.
**Lyric is water resistant, not waterproof, and should not be submerged under water.