Lyric Hearing Aids
What are Lyric Hearing Aids?
It is the first extended wear hearing device that is 100% invisible. It is comfortably placed in the ear canal by a Lyric trained hearing professional and can be worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for up to 4 months at a time. No surgery or anesthesia is required.
Lyric Hearing Aids:
- 100% Invisible
- Effortless All-Day Hearing
- Lyric can be used during daily activities:
- talking on the phone
- hanging out in crowds
- No batteries to change, no maintenance needed, and no daily insertion or removal
- Natural Sound Quality
- The deep placement directs sound into the ear canal naturally for reduced background noise and exceptional sound quality
Unlike many other hearing aids, Lyric Hearing is positioned completely inside the ear canal, so it uses your ear’s natural anatomy to funnel sound to your eardrum. This unique design and placement helps reduce background noise and feedback and provides exceptionally natural sound quality. Because it remains in the ear canal 24/7 for months at a time, you don’t need to worry about daily hassles like putting the device on or taking it off, or changing batteries, so you can forget about your hearing loss and spend time connecting with friends and loved ones.
A recent study shows that of the patients surveyed, 99% preferred Lyric Hearing over their previous hearing aids, 95% preferred Lyric Hearing sound quality over their previous hearing aids, and 96% would recommend Lyric Hearing to a friend or loved one.
Lyric Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lyric®?
Lyric is the first and only 100% invisible, extended wear hearing device that is worn 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for up to 4 months. Unlike many other hearing aids, Lyric is positioned completely inside the ear canal, and it uses the ear’s anatomy to provide natural sound quality.
What makes Lyric different?
It is the first 100% invisible hearing device that is worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for months at a time. It can be worn during daily activities including showering, sleeping, exercising and talking on the phone.
How does Lyric work?
Lyric is comfortably placed in the ear canal by one of our Lyric trained Audiologists during a routine office visit. No surgery or anesthesia is required. Once placed, Lyric is 100% invisible, is designed to be worn continuously for up to 4 months at a time, and uses the ear’s anatomy to deliver exceptional sound quality. Lyric will be programmed for each client’s specific hearing needs, and the client can adjust the volume of the device as needed.
Who is a good candidate for Lyric?
Lyric is designed for people with mild to moderately severe hearing loss. One of our Audiologists will assess a patient’s hearing loss, ear size and shape, medical conditions, and lifestyle to determine if Lyric is right for them. Approximately half of the people with hearing loss may be Lyric candidates.
Does Lyric require any surgery?
Lyric is NOT a surgically implanted device. No anesthesia is required. The sizing and fitting process for Lyric takes about ten minutes. Lyric can be worn for up to 120 days at a time.
Can wearers remove the Lyric Hearing Device?
Lyric can be self-removed if necessary. Clients are provided with a special removal tool.
Batteries: How long does the Lyric Hearing Device last?
Lyric may be worn for up to 120 days or until it ceases to function. Clients will need to return to our office for 10-minute replacement visits. Individual replacement needs may vary because device longevity is affected by usage patterns, environmental differences, and the lifestyle of each wearer.
What does Lyric feel like?
The exterior of Lyric is made of a soft material specifically designed to contour to the ear canal. This soft exterior helps make Lyric comfortable to wear. After an initial adjustment period (up to approximately 7 days), most wearers no longer feel Lyric in their ear.
Can clients swim with Lyric?
Swimming is not recommended. However, Lyric is water resistant and showering can be done while wearing Lyric.
Is Lyric safe?
The device has been safely used by hundreds of clinical research patients since 2001 and was first launched commercially in January 2007.
Can I use headsets / ear buds with Lyric?
External headphones and external hearing protection can be used. Do not use inserted headsets, ear buds, or earplugs, because they may dislodge the device. (Standard iPod® earphones can be used).
Will an MRI, X-ray, or CT scan damage Lyric or place my ear at risk?
Lyric must be removed before wearers 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 wearing the Lyric device. If an X-ray or CT scan of the ear or head is needed, the device may need to be removed. Also, let your physician know that you are wearing Lyric if you are having surgery or a medical procedure of any kind.
Can I fly on a plane with Lyric?
Yes. It is safe to fly while wearing Lyric. Lyric’s metal components are too small to set off a metal detector.
Do I have to return to the office each time I want a new device?
Yes, clients are required to return to a Lyric trained hearing professionals’ office for 10-minute replacement visits.
Can I use my cell phone / home phone while wearing Lyric?
Yes, one of the benefits of Lyric’s placement is that it can be worn while talking on a cell or landline. In fact, Lyric can be worn during your daily activities – such as sleeping, showering, exercising, and using headphones.
What type of hearing loss does Lyric address?
Lyric is designed to fit people with a mild to moderately severe hearing loss.
Is it useful for masking tinnitus?
As with all hearing aids, there can be a benefit when wearing amplification of masking tinnitus. There are many factors including severity of tinnitus and hearing loss that effect usefulness. Lyric is not specifically designed for that purpose but it may be of benefit. The best way to determine if the Lyric would work for you would be to contact a local Lyric provider and try them out.
Is there any nickel in the Lyric device?
Lyric does not have any nickel components that can come in direct contact with tissue.
Is the device latex free?
The Lyric device does not contain Natural Rubber or Natural Rubber Latex that may cause allergic reactions. In addition, Lyric seals have passed all tests for biocompatibility.
Vacation (Snowbirds): Can I go to another office for refits? Is there a charge?
If you need device refits when away from home, a certified Lyric provider can fit you but will charge you an office visit charge (not to exceed $100).
Can a child wear Lyric?
Lyric is not indicated for any particular age group. However, a patient’s ear canal needs to be long enough and wide enough to accommodate the device. A person’s lifestyle and hearing needs to be evaluated as well. You should visit your ENT physician and audiologist to determine if Lyric is right for your child.
Will Lyric work for nerve damage?
Yes, most people who purchase hearing devices have sensorineural hearing loss. Surgery or medication cannot treat this kind of hearing loss; amplification is the only way to improve this kind of hearing.