My girls are 1 and 3 years old and they both wear hearing aids. They have these bungie cords that attach to the aids then clips to the back of their shirts to keep from getting lost if they fall out. Thing is, the clip rubs against the back of their neck and breaks skin, sometimes bleeds a little. The loop that is slid over the hearing aid to hold the aids are so big that it creates more space behind their ears that it impossible for the aids to stay in place. The bungie cords break easily as well (I have already gone through 4 of them with DD1!) Im thinking about making something for them that is a little easier and a little bit more stylish (orage cords with a clip with a picture of a mole on the top of it isn't very girlie).
Anyone have any ideas? material ideas? Good place to get those materials for good price?
What Im looking for in it is...
1) comfortable clip that doesn't rub a rash or cut the skin
2) good cord or something that doesn't break easily but stretches good for movements (dont want long cord for the baby!)
3) something smaller to attach to the hearing aid so it doesn't push out from behind the ear
4) GIRL STYLE!
This is what they have now... (except their's have a picture of a cartoon mole on the button but same color)
They also have another clip that I dont like using much...
It's a aid cover with cord and a clip. The cover is THICK, almost the same material they use for scuba suits. It's made to keep moisture and dirt from getting into the hearing aid but my daughter has a hard time hearing with it on. The clip isn't GOOD at all! It doesn't clip very good to the clothes, can come undone very easily. With the cover, it WILL NOT allow the BTE to stay behind the ear. Imagion every 5 minutes the child comes up to you to replace the BTE back behind her ear? It's get annoying REALLY FAST!
Edited by McCord6 - 11/24/09 at 10:16am