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    Quote Originally Posted by JustEd View Post
    If you do not like my post just put me on ignore. The purpose of any board is to get multiple thought. as for me color is the least important factor in choosing an aid. As for negligible cost next time you are in an audi office that stocks HA's find out how much it costs to stock one boring color vs 10 exciting colors of the same aid. FWIW manufactures also hire marketing people, test groups, chemists and also have to stock different colors all at a cost. I would rather they spend the R&D money on clarity vs color but I may be an exception so have fun with the pink ones.
    My audiologist orders each HA for each patient and has samples of the available colours. She does not pay to stock every colour of every aid. She does ask which colour you would like. It is no big deal and since I did not get the colour I would prefer it is pretty obvious that I put the type and quality of HA above the colour also but that does not mean that I prefer that colour. No one in this thread suggested that we put colour ahead of hearing.

    As for "ignoring" you - that is not in my nature. Feel free to let us discuss colour of HAs also. Do not blame us for the price of HAs as the colour range is not the problem. We all understand your frustration at not having the hearing we would prefer and affordable solutions to hearing problems.
    Carol

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    Quote Originally Posted by corona View Post
    I think the way it works is they just order it for you. In hot-pink paisley, if you want
    I just discovered it is not possible the color change by changing the shell to Widex Unique. This one I am buying, Fusion 330., is water proof, the manual explicitly notes it. On the other hand, in this thread Widex Unique 440 Reviews, skinnerd added this link Widex Unique Product Review, That man added photos of himself bathing with the hearing aids.
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    In this thread we talked a lot about the color of the hearing aids, I asked about Lime Green and Sporty Red. Finally I chose the Lime Green, here a video:

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    Thanks! They are cute!
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    I actually have a Unique 440 right now. I have also spoken directly with a Widex factory rep, The IP58 rating is a bit of fiction. They actively discourage you from getting this aid wet at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    I just discovered it is not possible the color change by changing the shell to Widex Unique. This one I am buying, Fusion 330., is water proof, the manual explicitly notes it. On the other hand, in this thread Widex Unique 440 Reviews, skinnerd added this link Widex Unique Product Review, That man added photos of himself bathing with the hearing aids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffBowser View Post
    ... They actively discourage you from getting this aid wet at all.
    I agree with you, my first thought was in any case do not abuse it, it is not advisable to take any unnecessary risk.

    Because we are talking about wetting the hearing aid, let me ask you and ask this thread, and what if I want to use the hearing aid in the gym. For example, I usually run almost a mile on the treadmill in 12 minutes, that makes me sweat.

    I remember that before my Tympanoplasty surgery I could never use headphones to listen to music, almost any sound was heard as an old speaker on AM radio, after my surgery I can now listen to music using headphones.

    With this Unique 330 I plan to buy the com-dex, then I wonder, can I use my music APP on Android and my hearing aid as a headset?.
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    I'm assuming your aids are under warranty. I'd try it. If one fails, you'll get it replaced and then be more cautious. It does not seem like abuse to me. Mark
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    I say this all the time up here. I have never once had a sweat-based HA failure. I think they are far more resilient than people think. IP58 means they should work underwater. Even if this is a bald-faced marketing lie, they at least should hold up to ambient moisture.
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    Yes JeffBowser. I accept your points.

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    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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