My Oticon Hit Plus RITE has a very fine wire(s) going from the BTE to the Receiver In The Ear (basically, a cylindrical speaker that is about the diamater of 1.5 to 2 pin heads). I use the ‘Tulip’, or, Open Domes in size 10.
Click on my Renovator Name (or click HERE) to go into an Album I created to see the aid(s) and how they look on my ears. Click on each picture to see the larger version!
Sorry the pictures aren’t the greatest in the world - I took them myself, holding the camera in different positions around my head, then cropped them to focus on the aids…
As you can see, I am bald, so I either cut my remaining hair really short, or just shave my entire head and face (right now, my head is completely shaved). I feel that most people don’t even notice the HA’s on me as I wear the glasses all the time.
I think people notice my glasses first and foremost and don’t usually get past noticing my glasses! As you can see, I have the older style glasses that are really pretty large (I need the larger lens to fit everything on to make them trifocals). If I had the new-style really tiny glasses, the aids may show up more quickly to strangers.
I got these aids (left and right) for just over $2K–US.
These are the first aids I have ever worn, since October 22, 2010 (just over five months now) and I could not be more pleased with the results in improving my hearing!