29 Days In…

I’ve had the hearing aids for almost a month.  It is definitely a challenge getting used to them, and if you or someone you know is going to be getting hearing aids, please be sure you or they understand it’s NOT easy!  I am so grateful I had a lot of fair warning about this process…

First of all, for me, behind my ears ached a lot in the beginning.  Kind of like the feeling I get if I wear a plastic headband too long.  I took the hearing aids out every 4-5 hours for a rest (and sometimes had to psyche myself up to put them back in) for the first couple of weeks. Continue reading »

Learning Curve

Well, this hearing aid thing is going as well as can be expected, I suppose.  I am having a heck of a time with the left one feeling like it’s slipping out, so I am going to see if I can grab some medium domes from the audiologist tomorrow.  I am forever tucking it back in and it’s irritating.

The right one seems fine,aside from the pressure feeling I get after wearing them a few hours, and that’s getting better (I can go longer stretches before they hurt). Continue reading »

Less Than Two Days

That’s how long until I get my hearing aids. Unfortunately, I did get a call yesterday letting me know that my model does not come in blue, so I had to scramble to pick another color.  The choices aren’t great – black, dark silver, medium silver, light silver, terra cotta, beige, and brown.  I almost went for the terra cotta, but my anti-try-to-make-it-blend-in side kicked in and I went with the medium silver. Continue reading »


Well, I’ve ordered my hearing aids.  I am getting Oticon Acto Pro Mini RITE hearing aids (the smaller one shown on the left in the picture)…  in Samoa Blue.  I debated a long time abut the color.  I was pretty sure I didn’t want “flesh tone” and once it was suggested I could get that color and I found myself feeling offended at the implication that I should somehow hide them solidified my decision to get blue.  Though I will admit that on the drive home, I debated calling to change to silver. Continue reading »