Summary: Phonak’s newly FDA-cleared self-replacement option for the Phonak Lyric hearing aid allows experienced wearers to independently replace their devices, improving accessibility while reducing the need for office visits.


  1. The self-replacement device should reduce office visits by up to 50%, offering wearers greater convenience and fewer interruptions, Phonak says.
  2. This option provides flexibility for Lyric providers and ensures wearers have replacement devices on hand, reducing emergency calls and enabling uninterrupted hearing.
  3. The self-replacement option retains all the advantages of the traditional Lyric, including a nearly invisible device, natural sound, and tinnitus relief.

Phonak unveiled an FDA-cleared self-replacement option for Phonak Lyric, an “invisible” hearing aid​ that provides support for those with hearing loss and tinnitus. Now Lyric providers can offer experienced wearers the ability to replace their Lyric devices independently, further enhancing accessibility and reducing in-office visits, the company says. 

The Phonak Lyric Self-Replacement Model

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, the company says. 

According to Phonak, 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)

Further reading: New Phonak Hearing Aids Improve Speech Understanding in Noise

Benefits of the Phonak Lyric

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.

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.


  1. Leibundgut, M. (2017). Market Research ID #1054, please contact [email protected] 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