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Phonak Lyric 4 vs Starkey Evolv AI

Check out our comparison of the Phonak Lyric 4 vs Starkey Evolv AI. Listen to audio samples and see how the two hearing aids differ in terms of sound performance, features, accessories, and more.

Phonak Lyric 4
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Product Overview

Form Factor
Disposable
RITE
User Rating
Hearing Loss Level
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe
Product Family
1 model
Retail Price
$3,890
$7,070

Sound Performance

Expert Choice
Untested
Sound Score
N/A
4.1
Speech in quiet
N/A
3.3
Speech in noise
N/A
2.1
My own voice
N/A
2.1
No feedback issues
N/A
4.7
Streaming quality
N/A
4.2

Audio Comparison

Busy Café
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Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Quiet Office
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Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Streaming Music
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Initial Fitting
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HearingTracker partners with HearAdvisor to provide recordings and performance data from an acoustic laboratory that follows the standard scientific procedures described in this whitepaper. All hearing aids are fitted and performance-tested for mild sloping to moderate hearing loss. All audio samples cutoff above 10kHz.

Hardware Features

Bluetooth® Audio
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
  • Android (ASHA)
Disposable Batteries
Hands-Free Calling
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
IP Rating (Liquid)
8
IP Rating (Solid)
5
Made For iPhone
Lowest iOS Version
11
Push Button
Rechargeable Batteries
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Tap Controls
Tap Options
  • Play/Pause
  • Voice assistant
Telecoil
Yes
Volume Rocker
Yes
Water Resistant Coating
Yes

Software Features

Directionality
  • 24
E2E Directionality
Environmental Adaptation
Environment Manager
Fall Detection
Fall Alert
Feedback Suppression
Feedback Control
Frequency Lowering
Frequency Lowering
Machine Learning
Machine Learning
Machine Noise Reduction
E2E Machine Noise Adaptation: 4 options
Phone in Stereo
E2E Phone Streaming
Processing Channels
Sound Imaging: 24
Spatial Noise Cancellation
Noise Control: 4 levels
Tinnitus Relief
Multiflex Tinnitus Pro
Unique Amplification Strategy
Edge Mode: Maximum
  • 24
Voice AI
Wind Noise Reduction
E2E Wind Noise Management: 4 options

Accessories

3.5mm Line to Streaming
  • Remote Microphone +
  • TV
Battery Charger
  • Charger
  • Mini Turbo Charger
Bluetooth Streamer
  • Remote Microphone +
FM to Digital Streaming
  • Remote Microphone +
Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Thrive App
IIC Adjustment Tool
  • SoundLync
Remote Adjustments
  • Thrive App
Remote Control
  • Remote
  • Thrive App
Remote Microphone
  • Remote Microphone +
  • Mini Remote Microphone
  • Table Microphone
Smartphone App
  • Thrive App
Smartphone Streamer + Hands Free
  • Remote Microphone +
TV Streamer
  • TV
Telecoil Streamer
  • Remote Microphone +