In today’s rapidly evolving world of hearing care, our goal is clear: to position hearing aids as indispensable tools, much like glasses, that seamlessly blend health functionality with style. Glasses, with their myriad of shapes, hues, and designs, have long been celebrated for their ability to not only enhance vision but also elevate one’s fashion quotient. But when it comes to the depth and breadth of benefits, hearing aids and glasses are in a league of their own. Here are some ways you can wear them together and still enjoy your life!

The tech behind modern hearing aids

The advancements in hearing aid technology are nothing short of revolutionary. It’s not just about amplifying sounds anymore. Imagine effortlessly streaming your favorite podcast directly from your smartphone to your hearing aids, or catching every word of a phone call without any interference. The modern hearing device is a powerhouse of features:

  • Streaming capabilities: Connect with your world like never before. Stream your favorite movies on TV, music, calls, or even audiobooks straight from your devices.
  • Adaptive settings: Whether you’re in a bustling café or a serene park, these devices adapt, ensuring you hear comfortably in any environment.
  • Health monitoring: Some cutting-edge hearing aids even track steps, heart rate, and more, integrating seamlessly with popular health apps.

The aesthetic evolution of hearing aids is equally impressive. Gone are the days of bulky, conspicuous devices. Today’s models are sleek, and chic, and come in an array of designs that cater to every taste, from classic to contemporary.

What are the most common hearing aids?

Navigating the world of hearing aids can be overwhelming, but understanding the basics can simplify the process. We often recommend:

  • BTE (Behind-the-Ear) hearing aids: These sit comfortably behind the ear and are suitable for a wide range of hearing needs.
  • RIC/RIE (Receiver-in-Canal/Receiver-in-the-Ear) hearing aids: Compact and discreet, these fit snugly within the ear canal, offering both comfort and clarity.

Our experience with these devices is extensive, and what stands out is their versatility. Tailoring settings to match individual needs ensures optimal hearing clarity and comfort.

The main components, including the microphone, circuitry, antennae, and battery, are housed in durable cases. This design also simplifies battery replacements, especially beneficial for those with fine motor challenges. Additionally, the tubing and ear domes are easy to clean and replace when needed.

Can you wear hearing aids and glasses together?

Many individuals face challenges when using hearing aids and glasses, so you’re certainly not alone in this. Fortunately, various solutions can simplify this experience for you. Here are some options:

  • Integrated devices: Consider devices that are specifically designed to accommodate both hearing aids and glasses. For instance, there are glasses that come with integrated hearing aids, streamlining the process for you.
  • Retention bands: These bands attach to your glasses, ensuring they remain securely in position. If you lead an active lifestyle, these bands can be particularly beneficial.
  • Anti-slip hooks: These discreet hooks serve a dual purpose: they keep your glasses steady and reduce the likelihood of them inadvertently moving your hearing aids.

For a seamless experience with your hearing aids and glasses, we recommend a specific order when putting them on or taking them off. Start by donning your glasses; once they feel secure and comfortable and proceed to put on your hearing aids. When removing them, first take off your hearing aids, followed by your glasses.

This sequence minimizes the risk of your glasses catching on the hearing aid tubing, preventing any accidental damage or loss.

Practical tips when wearing hearing aids and glasses

Here are some ways to easily wear your glasses and hearing aids together:

  • Put on your glasses first; they can be tricky to adjust.
  • Gently place the hearing aid between your glasses and your ear.
  • Ensure both feel comfy and the hearing aid sits close to your ear.
  • Stand in front of a mirror away from hard surfaces.
  • Practice taking off and putting on glasses using both hands.
  • Move glasses straight forward and then straight back.
  • Avoid tilting glasses up/down or side to side to prevent knocking off the hearing aid.
  • Keep practicing; repetition helps.
  • If the hearing aid falls, learn from the experience.
  • Practice at home on soft surfaces like carpet to avoid mishaps elsewhere.

Living with hearing aids and glasses has never been better!

Consistency is key in many aspects of life, and this approach is no different. By establishing a routine when wearing hearing aids and glasses, you ensure a smoother, more efficient lifestyle. This dedication to routine mirrors our unwavering commitment to providing top-tier hearing healthcare to our community. We believe in the transformative power of improved hearing and are proud to witness the remarkable outcomes our patients achieve through our collaborative efforts. Experience the difference yourself – contact us today for a complimentary hearing assessment.