Every day, hearing-impaired children and young teens are given the gift of sound by wearing a hearing aid. Many children and teens with mild to profound hearing loss wear a BTE (Behind-the-Ear) hearing aid. This type of hearing aid consists of a small plastic microphone case that rests behind and on top of the ear and is connected by a clear tube to a custom-made, earmold that rests on the outside of the ear. A clear tube extends from the earmold into the ear canal to amplify sounds.
If you have a child or young teen that has been diagnosed with a hearing loss and must wear a hearing aid, you can encourage them to wear their BTE hearing aid by transforming it into a fun accessory with the addition of charms, decorations, stickers, necklaces, and headbands. Here are some ways that you can transform the hearing aid of a child or teen into a fun accessory:
If you are interested in obtaining some of the above hearing aid accessories, check online for a retailer or auction site or ask your audiologist to recommend a shop where you may see and purchase them in person. These accessories can make wearing a hearing aid fun and when your child or young teen is comfortable and having fun, they will wear their hearing aid more often.
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