How the Lyric™ Hearing Aids Looks and Feels

The Lyric 3, manufactured by Phonak, is a unique hearing aid, and the only other hearing aids that are directly comparable are the first two generations of Lyric models before it. It is a self-contained hearing aid placed well inside the ear canal by a Lyric certified professional. One of the most noticeable things about the Lyric hearing aid — it is 100% undetectable from outside the ear canal; a desirable option for those who are sensitive to the visibility of traditional hearing aids or want to participate in active sports without thinking about their hearing device.

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Lyric™ Provides a Natural Listening Experience

The device produces analog sound quality by using the anatomy of the ear to amplify, localize sound and provide a natural listening experience. The Lyric is worn at all times supplying continuous stimulation to the auditory system and brain, with quicker sound adaption compared to traditional devices worn over shorter durations.

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Which Hearing Device Is Right for You?

BTE: Behind the Ear

Versatile for almost every level of hearing loss, BTE hearing aids offer superior amplification and directional microphones.
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CIC: Completely in

CIC hearing aids are small, barely visible when worn and less likely to pick up wind noise.
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Extended Wear

Revolutionary Lyric hearing aids can be worn 24/7 for months, installed professionally by your NexGen Hearing clinic team.
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IIC: Invisible in Canal

Comfortable and discreet, IIC hearing aids are virtually unseen when worn and are ideal for mild to medium hearing loss.
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Custom built hearing aid style suitable for moderate to severe hearing loss, only slightly larger than the CIC design.
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ITC: In the Canal

ITC hearing aids are custom-molded and popular with many people who have mild to moderate hearing loss.
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RIC: Receiver in Canal

RIC hearing aids are a two-piece device that has directional microphones, natural sound and manual control features.
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Determining Whether Lyric™ Hearing Aids Are Right for You

Lyric is an ideal solution for those with mild to serve hearing loss, dexterity or visual challenges, or those who cannot maintain standard hearing aids. It does not require any maintenance, battery replacement or any special treatment by the user. These hearing aids are purchased on a subscription basis and can only be removed/replaced by a specially trained hearing professional.

Most health issues that arise such as discomfort and moisture accumulation can be resolved from a one to seven day break. Not everyone is a good candidate for the extended wear hearing device. Ask one of our NexGen Hearing Lyric certified providers to determine if this solution is right for you.

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Options to Consider When Selecting a Hearing Aid

The engineering and materials have been built to withstand the challenging conditions of the ear canal. The proprietary battery is tiny yet powerful enough to last anywhere from 3-4 months. When the battery runs out the entire device is removed and replaced by your specially trained hearing care professional.


Frequently Asked Questions

There are three things that set the Phonak Lyric apart from other invisible in canal hearing aids.
  • It is 100% invisible with no visible parts outside of your ear canal. Nobody will know you’re wearing a hearing aid by looking at you.
  • It can be used 24/7 for months at a time. The device does not need to be removed and reinserted every day. No maintenance is needed on the device and the batteries don’t need to be changed frequently.
  • Exceptional sound quality. The device uses the outer ear to naturally direct sound into the ear canal to produce clear and natural sound without needing multiple channels or device settings.

The mechanical components of the hearing aid are stored inside soft, biocompatible foam seals that form to the shape of the ear canal and ensures natural ventilation and optimal stability. The device uses the natural mechanisms of the ear to capture sound and then amplifies the sound through the receiver.

The Phonak Lyric uses an analog circuit that is digitally programmable and features very low power consumption. The design of the device and where it is placed in the ear naturally reduces feedback and occlusion. It allows the natural acoustics of the various parts of the ear to work normally. This translates to improved sound quality without needing as much output as other hearing aids.

This device is made to last for months of 24/7 use before needing to be replaced. The life of this device will depend on how long the built-in battery lasts. The lifespan of the device can vary from person to person depending on the person’s ear conditions, level of hearing loss, and environmental noise levels where the device is used.

Patients who have mild to moderately severe cases of hearing loss are great candidates for a Phonak Lyric device. Because the device is so discreet, people who may be self conscious about wearing a hearing aid can confidently use this device since it is 100% invisible once inserted into the ear. People who are always on the go, and don’t have the time or patience to perform regular maintenance on a hearing aid would also benefit from the ability to use this device 24/7 for as long as the device lasts. Contact one of our clinics to see if a Phonak Lyric hearing aid is the right choice for you!