Can I wear glasses with hearing aids?
Posted on Feb 6, 2019
It’s slim, it’s streamlined, it’s smooth – yes, it sounds like we could be describing the latest Maserati, but today, we’re talking about hearing aids! That’s right, the days of the large and cumbersome hearing aid are over.
When you walk into your local HEARINGLife clinic, you’ll be greeted with many hearing device options that have been upgraded and downsized to offer a hearing solutions that’s both powerful and also aesthetically pleasing.
One of the most common queries that many people have when choosing a hearing aid is, “Will my glasses get in the way of my hearing aids?” Let us break that down for you.
It depends on the style of your hearing aids
In most cases, hearing aids shouldn’t affect you wearing glasses at all. This applies to most styles of hearing aids and all sorts of glasses frames.
The only reason that a hearing aid might interfere with glasses is if it’s an outdated clunky design. If this is the case, it could be that you’re due for a hearing check and new solution – it’s important that you’re using the best hearing aids for your ears.
Wearing hearing aids with glasses
You’ll need to adjust a few habits when wearing both hearing aids and glasses at the same time. All behind-the-ear (BTE) and right-in-the-ear (RITE) hearing aids hook the main shell component behind the ear. This means when you put your glasses on, there may be a quick ‘thunk’ as the glasses band touches the microphone on your hearing aid.
Take extra care when removing glasses so you don’t dislodge your hearing aids.
It’s up to you if you prefer to put your glasses or hearing aids on first. This changes where the band of the glasses are in relation to the shell of the hearing aid. There’s no wrong way to do it – it’s just important that you experiment and find the most secure and comfortable way for both your glasses and hearing solutions.
When you take your glasses off, however, you will need to do so with care. Instead of pulling one side of the frame away from your face, use both hands and take them straight out. This means you’re not likely to dislodge the opposite ear’s hearing aid when you pull on one side of your glasses.
Match it up
Thanks to modern technology, you’ll find that hearing solutions come in a wide array of colours. You can either opt for something inconspicuous, either matched to your skin tone or hair colour, or if you’re feeling trendy, choose a hearing aid colour that complements your glasses.
It’s best to judge how hearing aids look with your glasses in person. Come in for a no cost* consultation today – simply click here to make a booking or call us on 1800 030 502.