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  1. #41

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    You are taking my statements out of context. IP 58 does mean they should work underwater, if you read the technical spec for an 8 rating on electronics and not a hearing aid ad. The HA does NOT, nor do they even state it is allowed to get wet, let alone be immersed, hence my point that their claim of IP58 is fiction, at least the 8 part.

    Quote Originally Posted by JustEd View Post
    Why as they are not factual

    "IP58 means they should work underwater"

    Zinc air batteries need air to work and when a battery get wet (from where the air gets in) they stops working.


    It is further noted that the ip rating is that the device will not be damaged beyond repair not water proof

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  2. #42

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    I chose clear but had wished I gone with brown for my HA color choice.
    Currently wearing Phonak Q70's.

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    I have just ordered some brown Ear Gear.
    Currently wearing Phonak Q70's.

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  4. #44
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    I just don't get all the boring colors.

    For difficult-to-see hearing aids, others aren't really going to see the instrument, so the only thing that matters is user preference. I prefer bright colors, and I'd really like my tiny instruments to be easy to find if I set them down or drop them. The more contrast with floors or counters, the better!

    For easy-to-see aids, they're going to be about as noticeable no matter what color they are. That peach-colored plastic isn't fooling anyone.

    Unfortunately, the instruments I have on order (Resound Cala 8 from Costco) only came in a range of boring browns or greys or some "translucent" colors that sounded cool but looked muddy and awful. I ended up ordering the Sterling Grey, which is pretty boring but I figured would be likely to show up if I dropped it.
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    I rarely wear my aids w/o covers.. I usually have the neon green on.


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    I got Resounds with the gray which is about my hair color anyhow. Nobody notices them.
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    You men who fool yourself into thinking no one sees your aids.. ☺☺☺

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    Ron got hearing aids? Why isn't he wearing them. (says someone to my wife). He is wearing them she points out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Jake View Post
    You men who fool yourself into thinking no one sees your aids.. ☺☺☺
    I'm not vain about my aids, and don't care if people see them. I noticed when I started wearing aids over a decade ago that I started seeing people with hearing aids that I'd never noticed before. I don't notice as much these days.

    I'm convinced that people who wear aids notice, and those who don't usually won't. When discussing this with people who haven't noticed when I tell them I wear aids, I say that I'm convinced that I could wear grapefruits behind my ears and most people wouldn't notice.
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    As a long time user, when I got hearing aids I was in business dealing with lots of clients and would let my hair grow so to cover my hearing BTE aids.

    Then, I went to very good class at VA on hearing loss and hearing aids and instructor brought up the fact that people need to know you have a hearing loss and in many cases they will respond to you with more direct and louder conversation. I was also teaching university courses, and I started each new session with short talk about being hearing impaired and ask students to be aware that I might not understand them and was not being rude and ignoring them. And asking them to speak up. And a couple of short jokes about hearing loss was part of my routine. This little ice breaking worked well and I quit letting my hair cover my hearing aids.

    So I see a need to have bright color aids and say go for it.
    Bob

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