I have what might be a really stupid question or maybe a couple stupid questions but here goes. Right now I wear CIC HAs and also work in an environment where I have to wear safety glasses all the time and also have just found out I need to wear glasses for distance. I am in need of new HAs badly and have considered BTE siemens mainly Siemens because I don’t have many brand options where I am and BTE because I have a lot of occlusion especially in my right ear which is also the worst.
Anyway my first question is how can I wear the BTE aids while wearing glasses and if I decide to get CICs again is there advise anyone would give me to make the feeling of my ear being stopped up better. I have very little trouble with the left one except that they are old and I know my hearing has gotten worse so got to get new ones anyway. I don’t hear so well out of these anymore and have always had trouble with the right one.
I know this may sound vain or even stupid but it is how I feel and I just want to know if there are any others who feel like this. I am a woman and hate the fact that I need the aids to begin with but I really don’t want them to show and that was one of the reasons I got the ones I did to begin with. Also the place I bought them at said they were the best for my hearing loss. Not so sure about that. I think they really just wanted my $6000. I would like to keep the CICs or maybe go with one I read about called Lyric I think but I know absolutely nothing about that one and would love some advice about that too.
I know the most important thing is for me to hear and I have a loving husband and children but I can’t help how I feel and I truly believe that if people knew I wore them they would treat me different. I know people can be cruel and don’t really mean to be but I don’t want to be treated like I am disabled and 90 years old when I am only 48.
Sorry so long but would love some feedback. Thanks