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Choosing the Right Hearing Aid for Glasses WearersWearing hearing aids and glasses has become a popular combination, especially for the elderly, as they often need both to cope with normal daily activities. With a bit of care and the right choice of both glasses frames & hearing aid type, you can enjoy improved hearing with little fuss. Hearing aids come in a variety of models and shapes. The most popular types are in the canal, behind the ear, and in the ear such as the HD 250 digital hearing aid. In the ear and in the canal hearing aids pose no problem with wearing glasses as nothing goes behind the ear. Behind the ear hearing aids may cause some discomfort if not sited correctly but that in no way means that they are not a good choice for glasses wearers. Many people who suffer from both hearing and visual problems would like to hide one or both and feel uneasy when their aid is visible. That is why some opt for very small and discreet hearing aids or choose contact lenses instead of spectacles. While this may be convenient for certain people, it is not a universal solution. There are different options for comfortably wearing both glasses and hearing aids depending on preference, type of hearing loss and hearing aid and glasses frames.
ITE, ITC and CIC hearing aidsThese hearing aids are positioned either in the ear bowl (in the ear hearing aids) or in the ear canal. In the ear and in the canal hearing aids can be slightly visible from the side. You cannot see Completely in the Canal hearing aids at all. These hearing aids are very appropriate for people who look for the smallest possible device that will be invisible to others. Because no parts go behind the ear, they cause no problems with spectacles. Unfortunately, they are suitable mainly for mild and moderate hearing impairment, not severe hearing loss. Some of our most popular models for discretion include:
- HD 250: As an in-the-ear device, it’s small, incredibly discreet and comfortable to wear.
- HD 500: Being so small, this in the canal device is so light and almost invisible when worn, you are likely to forget you’re wearing it.
Behind the ear hearing aidsSome people feel that combining behind the ear hearing aids with glasses would cause problems. Recently, behind the ear hearing aids have become smaller and they have become a favorite choice for the vast majority. Moreover, behind the ear hearing aids are suitable for all ages, all degrees of hearing impairment and due to their larger sized batteries endure much longer. Wearing glasses with behind the ear hearing aids is not problematic if you are cautious when putting them on. You can either put your glasses on first or the hearing aid. If you put the hearing aid on first then make sure that when you put your glasses on the hearing aid isn't dislodged. Putting the glasses on first may mean that you need to sort out long hair over the hearing aid and glasses. You can use a mirror to adjust them if necessary. When taking off your spectacles, it is better to pull them forward rather than to the side. This way you won't dislodge the hearing aid. For a BTE device why not try:
- HD 210: This is one of our smallest behind the ear devices with barely visible micro-tubing. The HD 210 digital hearing aid is designed for ease of use and wearer comfort
- HD 430 RIC: The HD 430 RIC Hearing Aid is a slimline, really small, yet comfortable behind-the-ear hearing aid. It's a receiver-in-canal style device and has many additional features to make everyday easy again.
About Hearing DirectWe are one of the world's leading hearing aid specialists. HearingDirect offers a wide range of affordable products, as well as information resources to help improve the quality of life for the hard of hearing. We sell:
- Hearing aids,
- Accessories such as earplugs,
- and amplified devices such as super loud alarm clocks and amplified phones.