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    Default HA Faceplate Color other than "flesh"?!

    Just wondering if anyone has managed to buy a hearing aid (some kind of in-the-ear) that has a face plate (the visible part) with a color other than that godawful flesh color? All these bluetooth earbuds out there and you never see any of them flesh colored. And for a reason, it's hideous. Reminds me of my GI Joe. Silver, white, clear, black? Anyone?
    My Aids:
    2003 - Unitron Conversa - lots of features, poor audio quality. REJECTED
    2003 - Sonic Natura 2se - Good, KEPT
    2012 - Unitron Moxi 6 - had basically same reaction as Conversa. REJECTED
    2012 - Sonic Velocity 12 - Good sound quality, good basic no-frills aid. These are my backups. KEPT
    2012 - Siemens Motion 701 CIC. Sounded just "OK". REJECTED
    2012 - Starkey Wi i110 - Good, KEPT (ReSound maybe better?)
    2015 - Siemens Pure Micon RIC (trial device circa 2014/2015) - These are "ok".

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    Phonak's Titanium CIC has a black face plate.

    Quote Originally Posted by grantb5 View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has managed to buy a hearing aid (some kind of in-the-ear) that has a face plate (the visible part) with a color other than that godawful flesh color? All these bluetooth earbuds out there and you never see any of them flesh colored. And for a reason, it's hideous. Reminds me of my GI Joe. Silver, white, clear, black? Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grantb5 View Post
    Just wondering if anyone has managed to buy a hearing aid (some kind of in-the-ear) that has a face plate (the visible part) with a color other than that godawful flesh color? All these bluetooth earbuds out there and you never see any of them flesh colored. And for a reason, it's hideous. Reminds me of my GI Joe. Silver, white, clear, black? Anyone?
    If you want a different color just tell your audiologist or HIS and they can order a different color for you.
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    Thanks all for the info. Glad to see there are some options now, although variations on brown (Starkey) is not what I meant. Silver/black (Phonak) is a step in the right direction IMHO if we want to lose the stigma.
    My Aids:
    2003 - Unitron Conversa - lots of features, poor audio quality. REJECTED
    2003 - Sonic Natura 2se - Good, KEPT
    2012 - Unitron Moxi 6 - had basically same reaction as Conversa. REJECTED
    2012 - Sonic Velocity 12 - Good sound quality, good basic no-frills aid. These are my backups. KEPT
    2012 - Siemens Motion 701 CIC. Sounded just "OK". REJECTED
    2012 - Starkey Wi i110 - Good, KEPT (ReSound maybe better?)
    2015 - Siemens Pure Micon RIC (trial device circa 2014/2015) - These are "ok".

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantb5 View Post
    Thanks all for the info. Glad to see there are some options now, although variations on brown (Starkey) is not what I meant. Silver/black (Phonak) is a step in the right direction IMHO if we want to lose the stigma.
    There have always been options, just not very often used - if there was more demand you could get them any colour you wanted.
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    I'm with those who want colors. That doll-colored plastic is just as noticeable as glow-in-the-dark, and way less fun.
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