How to decorate your hearing technologies

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There’s a stigma around hearing technologies that they’re beige, big and ugly… but this generation is changing that stigma with the new, revamped technologies that are out!

Cochlear implants and hearing aids come in a variety of colours now, and come with accessories. People are even decorating theirs – just like as if they’re a fashion accessory!

Why should hearing technologies be something to hide? It’s like glasses, they were seen as unfortunate to wear, but there are so many different shapes and styles, and even those who don’t need glasses will wear them as a fashion accessory. The hearing technologies give you the wonder of being able to hear, and if you have to live with it, you may as well embrace and flaunt it!

How to decorate…

Firstly, check with your provider/audiologist to check if you can and ensure you know the limits; for example if you damage them, you may have to pay, and not to use glue or nail varnish or anything permanent.

But, you can still make them fabulous with…

  • Removable stickers and wraps
  • Coloured tubing
  • Coil wrapped around the tubing
  • Coloured ear hooks
  • Coloured ear moulds
  • Lugs (decorations which clip onto the tubing, often cartoon characters)
  • Ear suspenders
  • Headbands (perfect for children who can’t keep them in their ears!)

Instagram is packed with ideas too!

Here are some of mine…

 

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There are lots of videos online to watch!

How to decorate your hearing aids: https://youtu.be/7kxiTMZCfOE

How to decorate with nail foils: https://youtu.be/3Hxf8pkryFE

How to put on tube twists: https://youtu.be/LdpOwMZ0zgE

Decorating parody: https://youtu.be/_OjifltzfzI

Check out these websites:

https://phonak.skinit.com/

www.tubetasticpimps.co.uk

www.etsy.com/shop/HayleighsCharms

www.etsy.com/shop/purplecataidcharms

www.hearingaidheadbands.co.uk

www.hearrings.co.uk

Need some inspiration?

Pinterest is full of decoration inspiration, have a search! www.pinterest.co.uk

Join this Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/pimpmyhearingaidsandcochlearimplants

This blogger has covered all angles! http://zizisears.blogspot.com/

Why not go for a theme? Perhaps Halloween, Fireworks night or festive styles?

Last of all…

Flaunt them… snap photos of them, share them! Together we can eliminate negative stigmas and show how cool our hearing technologies are!

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