User Guide - Phonak Lyric

User Guide - Phonak Lyric
User Guide
Contents
1. Welcome
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2. Important information:
Please read when you are using Lyric for
the first time
2.1 Hazard warnings
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2.2 Information on product safety
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3. Introduction to Lyric
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3.1 What makes Lyric different
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3.2 What you can expect with your new Lyric
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4. Adjusting and removing Lyric
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4.1 Using the SoundLync
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4.2 Putting Lyric in SLEEP mode
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4.3 Turning Lyric OFF
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4.4 Turning Lyric ON
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4.5 Adjusting the volume
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4.6 SoundLync quick reference
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4.7 Self-removal instructions
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5. Follow-up care and replacement
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6. Frequently asked questions
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7. Service and warranty
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8. Information and explanation of symbols
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1. Welcome
Thank you for choosing Lyric, the first extended wear
hearing aid that is 100% invisible. Your Lyric hearing
aid requires a lot less interaction and handling compared
to conventional hearing aids. We are convinced that
your hearing aid will provide valuable benefits to your
daily life.
The nature of the Lyric hearing aid requires it to be
inserted by a Lyric trained hearing care professional.
This user guide is intended to supplement and not
replace any advice from your hearing care professional.
Please read this user guide carefully in order to safely
operate your Lyric hearing aid and to benefit from all
the possibilities it has to offer.
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If you have any questions, please consult your hearing
care professional.
Phonak – life is on
www.phonak-lyric.com
0459
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2. Important information
Please read the information on the following pages
when you are using your hearing aid for the first time.
2.1 Hazard warnings
Use only hearing aids that have been specially
programmed for you by your hearing care
professional. Other systems may be ineffective
and may, in certain cases, damage your hearing.
Changes or modifications to the hearing aid that
were not explicitly approved by Phonak are not
permitted. Such changes may damage your ear or
the hearing aid.
The hearing aid is a potential choking or swallowing
hazard so it should be kept out of reach of children
and pets. If hearing aids are swallowed, consult your
medical practitioner immediately!
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2.2 Information on product safety
Wearing Lyric:
Medical imaging procedures (e.g. CT scans, MRI
scans) may adversely affect the correct functioning
of your hearing aid. Lyric must be removed before
you have an MRI scan because it contains metallic
parts. Please see chapter 6 for detailed information
concerning X-ray procedures.
Do not submerge your head in water. Water
submersion may cause damage to the hearing aid.
Do not scuba dive or dive underwater. Diving while
wearing Lyric may cause injury to your ear or damage
to the hearing aid.
Do not skydive while wearing Lyric.
Once Lyric is removed, it cannot be reinserted.
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2. Important information
Do not put cotton swabs or anything else in your
ear canal. They could damage the hearing aid and/
or injure your ear.
If Lyric stops working for any reason, it must be
removed within 24 hours, and a Lyric trained hearing
care professional should examine your ear canal.
Using SoundLync:
The SoundLync should not rest against the skin of
those with allergies to nickel.
If you use a medical device such as a pacemaker,
do not place the SoundLync in your breast pocket.
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When to call your Lyric trained hearing care
professional:
If the hearing aid malfunctions.
If you experience pain beyond the initial discomfort.
If you experience a sudden or significant change in
your hearing.
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3. Introduction to Lyric
The following introduction describes Lyric, the first
extended wear hearing aid that is 100% invisible.
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Insertion handle
Removal loop
Protective cap
Microphone and signalprocessor
Lateral seal
Side indicator
Medial seal
Receiver
Battery
“This side up” indication
3.1 What makes Lyric different
Lyric is comfortably placed in the ear canal by a Lyric
trained hearing care professional and can be used
24 hours a day, seven days a week, for months at a time.
No surgery or anesthesia is required. Unlike many
other hearing aids, Lyric is positioned totally inside the
ear canal and uses your ear’s anatomy to provide
natural sound quality.
3.2 What you can expect with your new Lyric
Adjusting to your new hearing aid(s)
Like all hearing aids, Lyric requires an adjustment period.
For most people, Lyric becomes comfortable within
a few days. Others may take up to two weeks to adjust
to Lyric.
You may notice some initial discomfort when sleeping.
Try to sleep with as little direct pressure on your ears
as possible. Sleeping on your back is ideal.
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3. Introduction to Lyric
If your ear is itchy, do not scratch or pull at the ear.
Instead, gently massage the side of your face near your
ear.
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Getting used to new sounds and sound quality
Usually, hearing loss progresses slowly over years. So it
is not unusual for things to sound a bit loud or strange
when you first wear Lyric. The voices of your friends and
loved ones – and perhaps even your own voice – may
sound different for a while.
At first, you may also notice normal environmental
sounds such as the refrigerator running, road noise from
the tires on the car and heels clicking on the floor while
walking. Within a short period of time, you will notice
such sounds less as they become part of your everyday
hearing world.
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4. Adjusting and removing Lyric
The following chapter provides instructions on how to
use your Lyric. Please read it carefully.
4.1 Using the SoundLync
The SoundLync contains a small black magnet that
functions like a remote control to change the settings
of your Lyric (see instructions chapters 4.2 – 4.5).
SoundLync
Keychain housing
Magnet
Removal tool
Cap
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쐍 To be able to use the SoundLync, unscrew the magnet
from the keychain housing and hold it inside the ear
canal without touching the hearing aid.
쐍 Attached to one end of the magnet is a small tool
that can be used to safely remove Lyric from your
ear in urgent situations.
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4. Adjusting and removing Lyric
4.2 Putting Lyric in SLEEP mode
쐍 While the hearing aid is ON, hold the magnet inside
the ear canal without touching the hearing aid.
쐍 Wait until you hear 2 beeps.
쐍 Immediately remove the magnet from your ear.
Note: Sleep mode is a setting for acoustic transparency.
In this setting, Lyric compensates the damping caused
by the hearing aid itself. It sounds like you are not
wearing a hearing aid.
4.3. Turning Lyric OFF
쐍 While the hearing aid is ON, hold the magnet inside
the ear canal without touching the hearing aid.
쐍 Wait until you hear 2 beeps.
쐍 Continue to hold the magnet in place until you hear
4 more beeps. (There is a short pause between the
first 2 and the last 4 beeps).
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쐍 Remove the magnet from your ear.
Note: Be aware when Lyric is OFF, it acts as an earplug.
4.4 Turning Lyric ON
To switch Lyric ON, from either SLEEP mode or OFF,
hold the magnet inside the ear canal without touching
the hearing aid.
쐍 Wait until you hear 1 beep.
쐍 Immediately remove the magnet from your ear.
4.5 Adjusting the volume
쐍 Put the hearing aid in SLEEP Mode – 2 beeps. Remove
the magnet from the ear canal.
쐍 Insert the magnet into the ear canal again and turn
the hearing aid ON – 1 beep. Keep the magnet
inside the ear canal.
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4. Adjusting and removing Lyric
쐍 Continue to hold the magnet inside your ear canal
until you hear a series of beeps that will increase
in volume from softest to loudest. If you leave the
magnet in place, the beep sequence will begin
again.
쐍 Remove the magnet from your ear when you reach
the desired volume level.
Note: Whenever you turn Lyric ON or take the hearing
aid out of SLEEP mode, the volume will be set automatically at the last volume level chosen.
4.6 SoundLync quick reference
ON
SLEEP
OFF
1 beep
2 beeps
2 beeps (hold)
4 beeps
Volume 2 beeps (remove magnet)
1 beep (hold & wait)
Beep sequence
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4.7 Self-removal instructions
Removing Lyric
You should not have to remove Lyric between routine
office visits. If you do need to remove the hearing
aid for any reason and a Lyric trained hearing care
professional is not available, you may remove the
hearing aid yourself, or a family member or friend can
help you remove it. Once you remove Lyric from your
ear, it cannot be reinserted.
Step 1: If Lyric is still working, turn it OFF using the
magnet (see the instructions in chapter 4.3).
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4. Adjusting and removing Lyric
Step 2: Unscrew the cap on the magnet to expose
the removal tool. Firmly hold the removal tool as you
would hold a pencil, with your hand braced against
your cheek. Slowly and gently insert the removal tool
into the ear canal until it lightly touches the hearing
aid.
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Step 3: Use a gentle circular motion to engage the
removal loop. You should feel a slight resistance when
you tug on it. Gently remove the hearing aid using a
gradual circular motion.
Step 4: When the hearing aid is out of the ear, place it
into its container. See your Lyric trained hearing care
professional as soon as possible to have your ear canal
examined. Please return the used hearing aid to your
hearing care professional.
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4. Adjusting and removing Lyric
Note: Lyric can be removed using a blunt-nosed
tweezer if the removal tool is not available. Use the
tweezer to grasp the handle on the hearing aid
and gently remove the hearing aid using a circular
motion. This requires the help of a family member
or friend. Please be especially careful if you are not
removing the hearing aid yourself and advise the
person helping you to work slowly in a circular motion
when removing Lyric.
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5. Follow-up care and replacement
After Lyric is placed in your ear(s), your Lyric trained
hearing care professional may schedule a follow-up
appointment to make any necessary programming
adjustments or to answer any questions you may have.
For hearing aid replacements, your Lyric trained hearing
care professional will either instruct you to call the
office for an appointment when the hearing aid stops
functioning or will schedule an appointment for refitting
your Lyric at a predetermined time interval. When
the hearing aid ceases to function, it should be removed
within 24 hours.
If removal by your Lyric trained hearing care professional
is not possible within 24 hours, you may remove the
hearing aid yourself, or a family member or friend may
remove it for you. Please see chapter 4.7 for instructions
on removal of Lyric.
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5. Follow-up care and replacement
Caring for Lyric
Lyric is water resistant, but not waterproof. Swimming
is not recommended. However, Lyric is water resistant
so you can shower while wearing Lyric.
Do not submerge your head in water. Water submersion
may cause damage to the hearing aid.
You can protect Lyric by minimizing its exposure to
hairspray, conditioners, gels, cologne, hair dyes,
or any corrosive liquid. To protect the SoundLync, avoid
dropping it on hard surfaces, exposing it to heat, or
subjecting it to any other activities that may demagnetize
it.
For more information, contact your Lyric trained hearing
care professional.
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Maximizing battery life
In normal use, the battery will last approximately
2-4 months. Putting Lyric in SLEEP Mode when going
to sleep will extend the wear time; turning Lyric OFF
when going to sleep will maximize wear time. (Be aware
when Lyric is OFF, it acts as an earplug.)
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6. Frequently asked questions
Can I use headsets / earbuds with Lyric?
External headphones and external hearing protection
can be used. Do not use inserted headsets, earbuds,
or earplugs, because they may dislodge the hearing aid.
Standard iPod earphones can be used.
Will an MRI scan, X-ray, or CT scan damage Lyric or
place my ear at risk?
Lyric must be removed before you have an MRI scan
because the hearing aid contains metallic parts.
Unlike an MRI scan, an X-ray or CT scan will not damage
or dislodge the hearing aid because a magnet is not
used. However, you should inform the physician and/or
technician about the hearing aid. If an X-ray or CT
scan of the ear or head is needed, the hearing aid may
need to be removed. Let your physician know that
you are wearing Lyric if you are having surgery of any
kind.
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Can I fly on a plane with Lyric?
Yes. It is safe to fly while wearing Lyric (provided the
aircraft cabin is pressurised).
Can I swim with Lyric?
Swimming is not recommended. However, Lyric is water
resistant so you can shower while wearing Lyric.
What happens if I dive underwater or skydive while
wearing Lyric?
You should not use Lyric while diving underwater or
skydiving. Pressure changes from underwater diving or
skydiving may cause discomfort and/or feedback if
Lyric moves in the ear canal. If you accidentally do these
activities while wearing Lyric, visit your Lyric trained
hearing care professional to have your ear canal
examined.
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6. Frequently asked questions
Should I visit my Lyric trained hearing care professional
if the battery is depleted in only one ear?
Yes. If the hearing aid in either ear stops working for
any reason, it needs to be removed within 24 hours,
and a Lyric trained hearing care professional needs to
examine your ear canal. If you cannot get to a Lyric
trained hearing care professional within 24 hours, you
should remove the hearing aid at home using the
SoundLync.
What should I do if my ear hurts?
You may experience initial discomfort or pressure
when wearing Lyric for the first time. In most cases
this is a matter of hours or days, and it is minor
discomfort rather than pain. If you do experience pain
beyond the initial minimal discomfort, please see
your Lyric trained hearing care professional. If you
cannot reach your Lyric trained professional, discontinue
the use of Lyric by removing it yourself or have a
family member or friend remove it. Please see your Lyric
trained hearing care professional as soon as possible.
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What do I do when my ear itches?
Do not move Lyric around. If your ear gets itchy, gently
massage the side of your face, in front of the ear. If
your ear continues to itch, or if the skin becomes irritated,
return to your Lyric trained hearing care professional for
evaluation.
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6. Frequently asked questions
How do I clean earwax from my ears while Lyric
is in place?
You should not attempt to remove earwax from your
ear canal while Lyric is in place. Do not use cotton
swabs. Have earwax cleaned from your ear by an EarNose-Throat physician or a Lyric trained hearing care
professional.
Will Lyric set off a metal detector?
No. Lyric’s metal components are too small to set off
a metal detector.
How long will my Lyric hearing aid last?
Lyric is designed to be worn until it stops functioning
(meaning there is no amplification) or for a maximum
of 120 days. Varying factors affect hearing aid life
including but not limited to time in the SLEEP Mode,
time turned OFF, noisy environments, excessive water
exposure and earwax production.
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Do I have to return to the Lyric trained hearing care
professional each time I want a new hearing aid?
Your Lyric trained hearing care professional needs to
reinsert and program each Lyric hearing aid after
evaluating your ear(s). Placing replacement hearing
aids takes approximately 10 minutes.
Will I feel any discomfort in my ear when sleeping?
You may notice some initial discomfort when sleeping.
Try to sleep with as little direct pressure on your ears
as possible. Sleeping on your back is ideal.
Can I use Lyric with the telephone?
Yes, you can easily use the telephone with Lyric.
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7. Service and warranty
Phonak offers you a comprehensive warranty for
Lyric, starting from the date of purchase. Please ask
your hearing care professional about the terms of
the warranty valid in the country of purchase. The
warranty provides for replacement hearing aids in
case of defects in the Lyric manufacturing process or
the materials used.
No warranty claims will be considered if the hearing
aid shows normal wear and tear, improper handling
or care, exposure to chemicals, immersion in water or
undue stress. The warranty does not cover services
performed by a hearing care professional at his or her
workplace.
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8. Information and explanation
of symbols
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With the CE symbol, Phonak AG
confirms that this Phonak product –
including accessories – meets the
requirements of the Medical Devices
Directive 93/42/EEC. The numbers
after the CE symbol correspond to
the code of the certified institutions
that were consulted under the
above-mentioned directive.
This symbol indicates that the
products described in these user
instructions adhere to the requirements for an application part of
Type B of EN 60601-1. The surface
of the hearing aid is specified to
be an application part of Type B.
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8. Information and explanation of symbols
This symbol indicates that it is
important for the user to read and
take into account the relevant
information in these user guides.
This symbol indicates that it is
important for the user to pay
attention to the relevant warning
notices in these user guides.
Important information for handling
and product safety.
Operating
conditions
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The product is designed such that
it functions without problems or
restrictions if used as intended, unless
otherwise noted in these user guides.
Transport
and storage
conditions
During transport or storage, the
temperature should not exceed the
limit values of –20°/50° Celsius
and relative humidity of 65% for a
long period of time. The air pressure
range between 500 to 1100 hPa is
appropriate.
The symbol with the crossed out
number two indicates that this
hearing aid is for single use only.
Do not reuse. Return your used
Lyric to a Lyric trained hearing care
professional.
The symbol with the crossed-out
garbage bin is to make you aware
that this hearing aid may not be
thrown away as normal household
waste. Please return it to your
hearing care professional. Proper
disposal protects the environment
and health.
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Manufacturer:
Phonak AG
Laubisrütistrasse 28
CH-8712 Stäfa
Switzerland
www.phonak-lyric.com
0459
029-0711-02/V2.00/2010-07/na/FO Printed in Switzerland
©Phonak AG All rights reserved
EU Representative:
Phonak GmbH
Max-Eyth-Strasse 20
D-70736 Fellbach-Oeffingen
Germany
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