Since its launch in 2008, Lyric is the first and only device of its kind establishing a new category of hearing solutions: 24/7 invisibility and extended wear. Lyric is placed several millimetres within the ear canal, near the tympanic membrane, so it is 100% invisible, and can be worn 24 hours a day for months at a time. Lyric is worn during all daily activities including showering, sleeping and exercising. This frees the wearer from typical hassles presented by traditional hearing aids, including multiple daily device insertions or removals, battery changes, and cleaning. Moreover, the placement of the device near the tympanic membrane enables the anatomy of the ear to naturally transform sound before it enters the Lyric microphone for amplification.
Lyric not only delivers significant acoustic, practical, and cosmetic benefits to wearers, but it also offers practical improvements above daily wear devices. Patients report ease of use with their phone, in wind, hearing important sounds during the night and never misplacing their hearing devices. The Lyric also provides a new opportunity to understand how continuous auditory stimulation could impact patients with mild to moderate hearing loss – and more specifically, patients with tinnitus.