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Who are the behind-the-ear aid users here, raise your hands! 😊 Have been wearing them since I was 3 years old and I’m 31 now. My first two pairs were Phonak and current pair is Starkey.

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    • Stevie9

      572d

      Used a BTE hearing aid in my left ear for about 15 years than switched to a processor in the ear hearing aid when I was 16 currently using a resound linx quattro hearing aid.

    • Stevie9

      572d

      Used a BTE hearing aid in my left ear for about 15 years than switched to a processor in the ear hearing aid when I was 16 currently using a resound linx quattro hearing aid.

    • Kaiiya

      583d

      Me, although it's difficult. I've had hearing loss since birth, but my family refused to acknowledge it properly, so I only got hearing aids recently at the age of 37. It's so HARD getting used to them. I feel so overwhelmed with noise when I wear them, especially out in public. I know I have to wear them to get used to them, but there are times I have to legit pull them out of my ears because I'm almost in tears from the overload.

      • sharkbait1097

        583d

        @Kaiiya I completely understand the struggle! Same boat here, I’m so sorry you had to go through that too 😢

    • sharkbait1097

      588d

      I wear starkey too but I’m interested in possibly switching brands and seeing what else is available

    • Stevie9

      660d

      Started on my Phonak one when I was 3-13 then got a Oticon one when I was 13-17 and just this past few years got an in-the-ear resound one that works about the same as my BTE ones, I never cared about people knowing I had hearing aids anyways. Imo BTE ones are far more durable that in-the-ear hearing aids, and I've definitely considered switching back.

    • LillyT

      740d

      My first pair was phonak and now I use onion. I been wearing hearing aid since I was 3 years old and now I'm 18 years old.

    • Naj

      749d

      ✋ Mostly Phonak BTE users since age 3… for more than 30 years now…only for my right ear with left ear no hearing ever.

    • Kyler

      758d

      Omg! My first pair was phonak, then starkey, now oticon

    • Trina

      765d

      I need to get hearing aids. I’ve looked into them and they are so expensive!

    • Venti

      770d

      ✋ My current ones are black Phonaks! Been wearing aids since 2016!

    • 13Squares

      773d

      I have clear hard plastic molds and my aids themselves are black :)

    • hippo5

      773d

      👋 I just got my new phonak a few months ago!!

    • BasilMae

      773d

      ✋ I also have phonak! Mine are real old, though, I got them when I was 15 and I’m 22 now lol

    • momiim

      773d

      👋👋 mines clear and dark blue. probably getting a new one soon.

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