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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 04:11 PM
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For those wearing hearing aids: Which brand do you have?
Edited on Mon Jun-26-06 04:13 PM by Whoa_Nelly
I have Oticon, in the canal. My first pair had flesh color for the entire outside body. It made my ears itch a lot! Toucan replaced them with a new set that has flesh on the outer (controls) area only. The rest of the body is transparent...and no more itching. Apparently I was sensitive to the flesh colored dye used. As a redhead am sensitive to a lot of things that come in contact with my skin.

I like the aids I have. They have two settings...one for voice and one for TV/music. The only drawback for me is that when wearing them I can't sing along with the music, and can't wear them when playing piano because of the feedback whine when using the sustain pedal.

Mine look like this--bottom left corner of pic
Adapto


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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 05:04 PM
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1. I wear widex senso divas
over the ear with vented ear inserts, because I still have alot of issues with moisture and infections (ughh). The nearly clear ear portion is really very subtle. I know most people don't notice at all



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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 09:40 PM
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2. Phonak for me.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-27-06 12:13 AM
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3. Natura 2 SE by Sonic, digital ones
I originally had something by them that was non-fitted with a replacable foam cover which broke. It was within warranty so they replaced with fitted ones since they were no longer making the nonfitted ones.

I wish I had behind the ear model as they last longer and are more noticeable, but this is what I have, except they are bright red and blue in the fitted part.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-27-06 10:35 AM
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4. Do over the ear aids really help in making people more aware/sensitive
to one being HoH/deaf? I can't wear them as my ears are so close to my head that even cell phome over the ear headsets won't stay on. Also, my ears never developed a complete rollover edge (I know there's a name for that part of the ear...am not quite awake :) ), and am missing part of the top of the rollover edge on one ear...looks like something took a small bite off the top of my ear. My audiologist says I have the ears of a kid, including the size of my canals.

Hmmmm...now I wonder if those who have hereditary/congential hearing problems also have anomolies in the physical make up of their ears. Am curious...
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-27-06 12:34 PM
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5. If they are brightly colored and obvious they do!
New fashion statement, hearing aids! Not just for the hard of hearing anymore. Hey, if vision aids are a fashion item, let's make hearing aids one also.
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BlueStorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-27-06 04:12 PM
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7. Yes, I have some really cool aids
I have been complimented on them. The behind the ear part is clear so you can see the inner circutry, and my earmolds are black and green.

Blue
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BlueStorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-27-06 04:11 PM
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6. I have Phonak
but I don't think that they are working right, either that or my low frequency hearing has been more impaired over the years.

Blue
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JLC Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 12:51 PM
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8. Oticon Deltas
Edited on Thu Jun-29-06 12:52 PM by JLC
Been loving it!

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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-10-06 01:58 PM
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9. I just bought
a Walker digital game ear, from L.L.Bean.Cost me four hundred buck and I love it. I can actully hear the clicking of the keys on my keyboard.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 10:33 AM
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10. Hearing your keyboard reminds of what I heard for the first time
when I got my aids.

Prior to getting my hearing aids, I thought all cell phones were silent when punching in numbers or using any functions. What a surprise when I first heard the number tones when dialing! I had no idea that cells had the same tones as home phones, much less that they made any sounds at all!

Now, since wearing aids regularly, and with some actual improvement in my hearing, I can hear the tones even without my aids...or maybe I'm now just more attuned to the sounds and can actually make the neural connection to the sounds I was previously missing.

Which reminds of a question I've been meaning to ask here:

For those who only began wearing hearing aids as an adult, have you gained a better catch or connection to everyday sounds that you were previously missing when you don't wear your aids?

I know for me that this has happened. It's like I'm better attenuated to processing sound.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 09:56 AM
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11. Couldn't find a pic of my type
Picture a headband with an oscillator attached on one end slightly bigger than the size of a man's first joint index finger. A cord goes from the oscillator to the receiver. The width of the receiver is about the width of a business card and length about 1/2" less than the length of the business card. It has a clip that can be attached to the yoke of a shirt if it doesn't have a pocket. If I don't wear a shirt when working then the cord needs to be long enough to reach my pants pocket to clip on.

I've tried a bone conduction for glasses but there wasn't enough power to transmit properly. Glasses are not designed to press hard against the skull.
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