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Phonak Lumity - September 2023

Phonak Announces FDA Cleared Self-replacement Option for Lyric™ Hearing Device


Lyric providers can now offer patients the option to safely replace their hearing aids on their own.


Stäfa, Switzerland, May 6, 2024 – Phonak, a leading global provider of life-changing hearing solutions, today announces an FDA cleared self-replacement option for Phonak Lyric, the world’s only 100% invisible hearing aid​ that provides 24/7 hassle-free hearing​ with proven tinnitus relief. With the new clearance, certified Lyric providers in the U.S. can now offer experienced wearers the ability to replace their Lyric devices independently, further enhancing accessibility and reducing in-office visits.

Lyric with self-replacement is a hearing care professional-guided option for patients who would feel comfortable replacing their Lyric hearing aids every other time on their own.

Key benefits of the self-replacement model include:

  • Time-savings. Self-replacement can result in up to 50% fewer office visits. 
  • Flexibility. Lyric providers now have a flexible refitting alternative to better meet the needs of their patients.
  • Confidence. Patients can feel confident knowing they have replacement devices readily available, minimizing emergency calls and ensuring uninterrupted hearing.
  • Attractiveness. Studies show that both non-hearing aid owners and current wearers are more likely to choose Lyric with self-replacement as an option.1,2

Phonak Lyric is endorsed by hearing care professionals and has long been recognized for its unmatched invisibility and convenience among wearers. The self-replacement option offers patients the same exceptional benefits as traditional Lyric devices, including 100% invisible hearing, clear natural sound, hassle-free 24/7 hearing, and tinnitus relief day and night. Additionally, the Lyric subscription model ensures patients receive the latest updates at no additional charge.

Smiling woman inserting small device into her left ear.

Self-replacement is optional and not suitable for everyone. Patients interested in incorporating self-replacement into their Lyric hearing experience are encouraged to schedule a consultation with their Lyric provider to discuss candidacy.

For more information about the Phonak Lyric Self-Replacement option, or to find a local Lyric provider, please visit the Phonak website


  1. Leibundgut, M. (2017). Market Research ID #1054, please contact if you are interested in more information
  2. Gardner-Branson, G. (2020). Lyric self-replacement: safety, efficacy and precision. Phonak Field Study News. Retrieved from, accessed January
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