Phonak Lyric is the world's only 100% invisible hearing aid. The Lyric system is an extended wear device that is placed in your ear by your Audiologist every few months. According to Phonak, the "Lyric is a very small, discreet hearing aid. Its miniature size combined with its exceptional build quality, allows it to withstand the challenging conditions within the ear canal."
The Lyric has a few benefits over traditional hearing aids:
1. Complete Invisibility
For those concerned about the looks of their hearing aids, Lyric could be an excellent solution. These hearing aids are placed deep into the ear canal and there are no parts visible to others.
2. No taking them off or putting them back on
Since Lyric hearing aids are placed into the ear canal by your Audiologist, there is no need to take them out during normal use. These hearing aids are meant to be worn at all times - this includes sleeping hours. For most users, these devices are so small and comfortable that 24/7 wearing becomes easy. This type of product is also beneficial for those with dexterity issues, since putting them on and taking them off isn't necessary.
3. A more natural listening experience
With traditional hearing aids, there is a piece of the hearing device that covers (or blocks) some part of the outer ear. Because the anatomy of the ear is impacted, the natural flow of sound can be impeded. While these effects are typically compensated by the sound processing algorithms, the Lyric doesn't need to do this. The result can be a more natural sound quality for Lyric wearers.
4. Lower upfront cost
Lyric devices are offered on a subscription model. This means the wearer chooses to renew the subscription each year. While this can lead to higher longer-term costs, the upfront costs are typically much lower than traditional hearing aids.
Some Lyric FAQs
Q. Does Lyric require a subscription?
A. Yes, the Lyric system requires an annual subscription that is renewed each year.
Q. Do you have to go to a special provider to have it adjusted?
A. Yes. To get service or adjustment on your Lyric device, you need to visit a Lyric-certified practice.
Q. What is included in a Lyric subscription?
A. A subscription covers one year of Lyric hearing aids, which includes replacement Lyric devices and servicing throughout the year-long period. With Lyric, there are no repairs or battery replacements and you will receive technology and firmware updates as they become available. Each Lyric device lasts for months at a time, although the battery life varies by patient and is subject to individual ear conditions. When you need a new Lyric, you will visit your hearing healthcare provider for a replacement device.
Getting the Lyric in Phoenix
As of publication of this page (May 31st, 2021), Applied Hearing Solutions in Phoenix is in the process of getting certified as a Lyric provider. We expect to start offering the Phonak Lyric at our Phoenix clinic by mid-summer 2021. You can learn more by watching this video by Dr. Cliff discussing the product and the practice certification.
Contact us today to get your Lyric appointment scheduled.