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    Just did a quick search and didn't find any discussion of this. I just got my HA's for the first time (Starkey Muse rechargeable) and am loving them. One small issue I'm having is that my reading glasses, which I wear all day because I work on a computer, rub against the mic of the aids a lot. I seem to wiggle my ears and nose a lot more than I realized! Now I can hear it every time I do it. Anybody else experience this? Am I likely to stop doing wiggling now that I have an audio response every time I do it?

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    Stylish frames often have thicker components. You might pick up a cheap pair of reading glasses. I've used those on computers and they've worked well and have wire parts. I don't notice a problem but I don't have very long hair on the sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcwoman View Post
    Just did a quick search and didn't find any discussion of this. I just got my HA's for the first time (Starkey Muse rechargeable) and am loving them. One small issue I'm having is that my reading glasses, which I wear all day because I work on a computer, rub against the mic of the aids a lot. I seem to wiggle my ears and nose a lot more than I realized! Now I can hear it every time I do it. Anybody else experience this? Am I likely to stop doing wiggling now that I have an audio response every time I do it?
    Are you sure it's the temples of your glasses doing this? The more likely culprit is your hair, since the mics are on the top and not the sides of the HA's. The temples of your glasses probably are pushing your HA's further out from your head when your glasses are on causing your hair to brush the mics. Over time you will get used to it and probably learn to ignore it. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seb View Post
    Are you sure it's the temples of your glasses doing this? The more likely culprit is your hair, since the mics are on the top and not the sides of the HA's. The temples of your glasses probably are pushing your HA's further out from your head when your glasses are on causing your hair to brush the mics. Over time you will get used to it and probably learn to ignore it. Good luck!
    I'm thinking of getting some old fashioned wire frames with ear hooks. The temples of my glasses often get in the way of my hearing aids.
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    I wear glasses all the time and switch to readers for continual close work. I put on my glasses first then the HAs sit on top of those. No noise involved. My hair is mid length so not much of a problem with hair noise either. I change glasses without problem slipping them on under the HAs without removing the HAs. This does not cause significant noise. Glasses with smaller earpieces are best as room behind the ears can be at a premium. The microphones are on top of the HAs so glasses need to be under the HAs and will not then interfere with the microphones.
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    Where are you wearing your glasses relative to your aids?

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    I'm with Carol. My glasses' frames are just about right on my ears with the HAs resting comfortably above them. Never have any problems with noise from the microphones.
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    I have never had a problem with various glasses and my HA. The ear pieces slip on and off between my head and the HA. I have been wearing a BT headset on my right ear for the last 10 or 15 years. I wear it almost all day long as I am on the phone a lot. That seems to slip on between my eyeglasses and the HA. No problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobwal View Post
    I'm with Carol. My glasses' frames are just about right on my ears with the HAs resting comfortably above them. Never have any problems with noise from the microphones.
    Noise has never been a problem. Sometimes my eyeglass temples and HAs don't fit neatly behind my ears. Not really a huge problem. I probably just need thinner eyeglass temples.
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    Hey there, sorry I actually forgot that I posted this! It's been about two weeks now and I am getting used to things and not wiggling my ears as much as the first few days. The noise I get now is definitely the glasses temple piece rubbing or knocking against the mic. I'm also noticing that they push the HA back behind my ears instead of the HA being directly over my ear. Is the HA supposed to be behind or on top of my ear?

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