Most important question of the day, now that I’ve decided what aids I want to get it, what colour do I pick? I know there have been similar posts in the past, but they’re all old so I think it’s time to revisit.
So I’m looking at Oticon Opn 3, Minirite-T. First off, very disappointed in the limited colour range available, secondly very disappointed in the fact the “T” version loses color options over the smaller “non-T” version!! What the??
Anyway, here’s the link to the colour selections Opn™ Styles & Colors | BTE Hearing Aids | Oticon
Note, my hairline is similar to the gentleman in the top right (on my ipad display anyway), with the light blue/white shirt, so I’m not looking to hide anything.
At 53, I don’t give a rats what people think about my wardrobe, although I do still need to project a professional image at work, and I don’t feel any of the stigma of wearing hearing aids that I’m surprised still seems to be a prevalent attitude with some people.
Just as glasses are now an accepted every day part of society, and a fashion statement for many, I believe hearing aids should be considered the same. Thank goodness there are more colour choices these days than Cadavre Cream which was all I ever saw growing up, but still, some nice bright colours would be appreciated more than all the mute earth tones.
If I’d stayed with Resounds, I would have probably gone ocean blue, pearl white or anthracite, maybe even ocean camo if it was still around. I was even considering a different colour for each ear, for easy differentiation of which ear fit which aid, although finding two colours that didn’t clash might be tricky - the old black & white might have been classic.
But, that colour range isn’t available in the Opn’s, not even the blue on the telecoil model. Really leaves me limited choices. So, Diamond Black, Silver or Steel Grey? I think Silver Grey is a little too “in between” for me on it’s own.
One thing I hate with these brochures is their fake lighting conditions, just like new car brochures, it never looks the same colour in real life. The silver looks almost white, and I’d like white, but if in reality it looks more like alumium silver, I don’t think I’d like it. My iPhones have always been space gray because I like that colour. My last car was also that colour. I’ve also had lots of white cars. My current car is white. I guess I could go steel grey one side and silver grey they other - they are close enough not to clash, but different enough to make a statement.
So, what’s your thoughts on HA colours? Any thoughts on your colour choices, good bad or just silly (e.g. it matches your dog’s coat is a good reason) greatly appreciated, let’s have some fun!