Phonak Lyric 2017-03-18T17:34:08+00:00

Phonak Lyric is an extended wear invisible hearing aid that is inserted deep into the ear canal at a specialist centre, this hearing instrument sits in the ear for 2-4 months before being replaced, so can be considered a semi permanent device.

Not all hearing aid suppliers can supply the Phonak Lyric, to be able to fit the Phonak Lyric to clients, a supplier needs special training and a substantial investment on the part of the hearing aid specialist, and also a substantial investment from the wearer too.

The cost of wearing Phonak Lyric in comparison to a typical custom built hearing instrument that is removed daily is relatively expensive. Typically the running cost of Phonak Lyric have evened out at around £1400-£1500 per ear per year, that’s near the same price per year you would pay in total for the most expensive custom products.  (Put another way, if you consider custom hearing aids have an average five year lifespan, over that period Phonak Lyric is around five times more expensive than the most expensive custom IIC products such as Starkey SoundLens, Phonak Virto B Titanium and Oticon IIC.

Aside from price there are plenty of pluses (and also some negatives) with this type of hearing aid, some of the arguments are the same as extended wear contact lens’, these types of products tend to polarise opinion. From a wearers point of view it could all be looked at in a very positive light, particularly at first glance, whereas some professionals might not like the idea of a hearing aid being placed deep in the sensitive areas of the ear canal for extended periods of time, where others can see great benefits for the end user.

Here is a list of the main positives we can think of;

Deep seated in the ear canal = invisible.

Close to the eardrum = efficient, no occlusion.

No need to remove every day = convenient.

The Phonak Lyric can be used for 2-4 months before it needs to be replaced, it’s a disposable analogue hearing aid and if removed early cannot be re-inserted. It is water resistant but swimming with the Lyrics is not advised.

There are a few negatives to consider;

The cost of ownership is quite high, at the moment it is approximately £1400-£1500 per year per ear, against this if the technology is improved you will benefit as you receive new Lyrics every few months.

The Phonak Lyric needs to be placed deep in the ear canal by a specially trained person with specialised equipment. At present there are very few professionals in the UK who can do this, because of the specialised nature of this type of product, the equipment needed and the relatively small number of anticipated customers we anticipate the availability only in centres rather than on a home visit service, and only in high net worth areas of the country with large populations. The client will need to visit the centre every 2-4 months for insertion of new Lyrics, maybe more often if any problems need to be taken care of.

Candidacy – Phonak expect around 2-3 people out of 10 may be suitable for this type of product with the best shape of ear canal and no medical issues or excessive wax etc.

At Digital Hearing Care our opinion is that it is a good idea for the health of your ear to rest the ear canal nightly by removing your hearing aids. As a company we do not supply this product but if you are interested in finding out more about it please contact us and we will help as much as we can.

Customer Reviews

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Laura J

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Ernest A

I am a very satisfied customer, the service and after care is is of the best, E J Appleton

Ann C

I have received excellent support over the last 6 years from Paul Minikin of Digital Hearing Care. Recently I have replaced my Phonak Audeo Smart with Phonak Audeo V and am delighted with my improved hearing. Ann Chappell

Roger A

Aged 73, I felt that the time had come for me to seek help with my gradually worsening hearing loss. I saw the website for Digital Hearing Care which made a lot of sense to me. The audiologist carried out an assessment and recommended Phonak Audeo V90 which I bought at a great price. Everything was done in a very competent and reassuring manner. Not many of my family or friends have realised that I have been wearing aids until I tell them !

Ross W

I recently upgraded my Phonak Audio hearing aids to the latest Audeo V model. The improvement in technology is amazing! I can hear much more clearly and find I can wear them in comfort, even in challenging conditions (a hot and steamy commercial kitchen) where the previous model was uncomfortable and would often die as a result of the moisture. Without wishing to sound too much like a advert for Paul, the only thing not improved is the exemplary service he has always provided. Worth every penny!


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Jim S

I have the Phonak hearing aid also the Roger pen and the Phonak digital phone. I recently had a problem with my phone and contacted Paul the Audioligist who asked me to send it down for inspection. I posted it on the Tuesday and received a new phone from Phonak on the Friday, I must say the service from Paul and Phonak has to be second to none. Once again thank you and well done A very satisfied customer J W Stephenson

John V

I have dealt with Digital Hearing Care and its associate company HAB for 6 years since I had my Phonak aids dispensed by Paul Miniken and have been delighted with the level of professionalism and prompt service I have received. My supplies of batteries and cerustops are ordered on line and are always received next day, postage free, about a year ago I had to order a battery carrier, the original had developed a crack in the plastic and HAB supplied a replacement together with the pin removal tool by return post. I have also had to replace broken speaker wires which have been received next day and fitted easily, I have never been without my hearing aids thanks to their superb service, if you are not using them, do give them a try, you will not be disappointed.

David D

After much searching on the Internet and an attempt at an NHS referral I recently purchased 2 Phonak Audeo V90s from Digital Hearing Care. The best decision I made! My hearing has improved greatly and my confidence has grown. I now have no problems hearing at work and the TV is a pleasure to watch again. I'm only in my 30s so aesthetics was a factor as well. To date nobody has mentioned my hearing aids and it took my wife 6 hours to notice when I first put them in, she only realised when I accidentally left the box out. It is a really descreet design and people are genuinely surprised when I tell them that I'm wearing hearing aids. The aftercare has been second to none as well. I had a problem with intermittent static in one aid but Paul quickly resolved this with a brand new aid at no extra cost. I can't thank Paul enough and highly recommend Digital Hearing Care. If you are considering hearing aids definitely get yourself booked in for a hearing test. Dave, Silsden.

Vera K

I found my new Phonak hearing aids wonderful ,once I got used to putting them in properly !With my previous aids, which were 5 years old, I had difficulty hearing the conversation when out with friends, but on a recent cruise, when sharing a table at dinner with four or six other people, I had no difficulty whatsoever joining in the conversation. Background noises are no longer a problem. Needless to say I am very happy with my new aids. I would like to say a big thank you to Paul Minikin for the excellent service he gives and his enthusiasm to get the very best outcome. It is lovely to meet someone who obviously enjoys his job so much and to whom nothing is too much trouble. V. Kenny.


Paul from Digital Hearing Care has provided a first class back-up service , since I purchased my Phonak cic hearing aids from him. After my hearing test Paul was particularly helpful and knowledgable, guiding me through the various manufacturers/models to enable me to make an informed decision. I would certainly recommend DHC, and will be contacting Paul for my next hearing aids. MT Leeds


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I have been shopping with Digital Hearing Care for a number of years now and have had excellent service each time. The products are top brands at low prices and delivery has always been quick. If I have needed advice my email has always been answered quickly, even on a weekend, and the staff are all very friendly and do their best to help out in anyway. All in all I wouldn't shop anywhere else. Keep up the good work. Mrs J Warriner


I have always been very impressed by the help and service i have received from Digital Hearing Care. Nothing has been too much trouble and they also have an excellent service supplying batteries and other aids for the deaf. I bought an very useful alarm clock as an example.


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I have used the services of Digital Hearing Care since 2012, and on each occasion, I have received excellent service. The initial hearing test was conducted at home with the minimum of disruption and with great care. I was given a choice of hearing aids and advised on the best ones for me (and not the most expensive!). If I have had any issues with my hearing aids, I have always received excellent after-care. I have kept in touch with Paul and his team over the past three years and buy all of my hearing aid consumables from Digital Hearing Care.


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