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    Quote Originally Posted by bzam View Post
    ...people need to know you have a hearing loss...
    Excellent point, and another factor to bolster my argument that I NEED the Monza Red version of my hearing aid that isn't available through Costco. I just can't justify thousands of dollars extra for that.

    My wife has offered to paint them. The Facebook group "Pimp My Hearing Aids / Cochlear Implants" and some related websites have extensive info on how to ruin your HA's with paints, and how not to.
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    Maybe your local body shop can paint them Candy Apple Red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snevetsm View Post
    Excellent point, and another factor to bolster my argument that I NEED the Monza Red version of my hearing aid that isn't available through Costco. I just can't justify thousands of dollars extra for that.

    My wife has offered to paint them. The Facebook group "Pimp My Hearing Aids / Cochlear Implants" and some related websites have extensive info on how to ruin your HA's with paints, and how not to.
    Best way to paint them is buy an second HA case and practice on that one, this also allows you to paint into the areas where the mics are without flooding them with paint. Painting plastic isn't like painting metal or wood; you can easily ruin the case if you don't shoot a barrier down first to protect the plastic, even paints that are sold to paint plastics or plastic models can ruin the wrong type of plastic. Another thing to think about is you will probably void the warranty if you paint HA's that are still covered. I know one guy that I see at the Home Depot painted his orange because he wanted people to see them and know he has hearing issues.
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    I dearly hope anyone thinking about painting the covers removes them and paint them well away from the guts. You best success will be to find someone that can air-brush them. Your AuD should have cover kits free or damn cheap they get them free.

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    I shave my head so letting all know I use aids is not needed. My Grand children always know when I am not wearing them and say something! I usually select black so they blend in with glasses. Once I left them in at work, which is a very noisy environment, and a fellow employee said "you're wearing hearing aides!" and everyone looked at me as if I had a disease!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 25Firefighter View Post
    I shave my head so letting all know I use aids is not needed. My Grand children always know when I am not wearing them and say something! I usually select black so they blend in with glasses. Once I left them in at work, which is a very noisy environment, and a fellow employee said "you're wearing hearing aides!" and everyone looked at me as if I had a disease!
    All the firemen I know today are required to wear noise suppressors while responding to a call. I have known a number of firemen who worked prior to this requirement and most of them wear HA's today, so my guess is a number of your fellow employees will be following you with wearing HA's.
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    Ah, you never know! Maybe you got those looks from everyone cuz folks had NO idea you even wore aids. And that would indicate that the aids you have are doing their job. That is a good thing! I also give everyone *new* in my circle the news that I wear aids, so if it seems I'm ignoring them, just come face me. After time, everyone forgets I even wear aids! I've had folks say, "Oh yeah, now I remember you saying you wore aids." But then I do have hair long enough to cover them, and my Oticon OPN aids are completely invisible. The Oticon Agil Pros that I also wear are much more visible being ITE aids, but if conditions dictate that I need to wear them, I do.

    It's complicated: I need the OPN with soft domes to wear every morning when my ear canals are swollen; I like the Agil Pros for phone streaming, cuz they have a Streamer Pro device that works with my Android phone. Kind of like owning a Subaru Forester and Audi S5 for different purposes, I guess. (Altho I own neither myself!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 25Firefighter View Post
    I shave my head so letting all know I use aids is not needed. My Grand children always know when I am not wearing them and say something! I usually select black so they blend in with glasses. Once I left them in at work, which is a very noisy environment, and a fellow employee said "you're wearing hearing aides!" and everyone looked at me as if I had a disease!
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    Just for the record (and I am way late in posting a reply here!) I LOVE the idea of bright colors on ANYONE, ANY age! Lime or red - both very cool. I agree that silver, beige, pewter, blah blah blah! Folks don't wear flesh-colored eyeglass frames that I'm aware of. So why should our aids not be a fashion statement in addition to the playful notice to others about wearing aids?

    My aud-guy has never even asked me about color options when I order brand new aids. It seems that I get what he's got on-hand. Once they were brown BTEs, now they are silver, and o'course my ITE aids are the standard flesh colored plastic hard case, cuz I am crazy-allergic to any other material I've tried in my ears - even so-called "hypo-allergenic".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    I've seen a couple of threads talking about changing the color or paint the hearing aid:

    http://www.hearingaidforums.com/show...ghlight=colors

    http://www.hearingaidforums.com/show...ghlight=colors

    Because I'm about to buy my first pair of hearing aids I am exploring the possibility of Lime Green or Sporty Red. I believe it can be seen here:

    http://www.widex.com/en/hearing-aids...rGridPicker=-1

    My wife already call this two colors weird. I am in my late 40s but I think beige, silver or grey already are boring, for one, and for two, I want everyone I'm talking to, or at least is close to me know I use hearing aids.

    So here two question:

    1. What of these two color you see for men: Lime Green and Sporty Red
    2. What is you experience about colors on hearing aid, let say on kids or young the color are cool, but adult, what you think?
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