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Fashion is All About the Accessories! (Including Stylish and Affordable Hearing Aids)

A lot of first time users put off purchasing hearing aids because they think it will make them look older, or will inhibit their personal style. This is absolutely not the case! With incredibly subtle hearing aids, like Audicus’ Uno hearing aid, you can really let your funky style be the focal point. But if you are the type that wants to flaunt what they’ve got, there are plenty of fashionable options to emphasize your high tech hearing aids!

There are a lot of new ideas out there about how to jazz up your wearables. In addition to the Sounds Good device that is modeled after a drop earring and uses colors to alert whomever you are speaking with how your voice is being perceived, there are a lot of affordable options for bedazzling your current devices. For one, there are Hearrings, which are adorned with Swarovski crystals and come in a variety of color options to pair with any outfit.

For those of you who like to D.I.Y, check out this blog by an adorable 10 year old named Zizi. She offers a bunch of tutorials on how to make your own charms to adorn your hearing aids that are great for wearers young and old.

If you are looking for something completely different, Wear might be just the thing for you. It is a personal assistive listening device disguised as a modern pendant necklace. Wear began on Kickstarter, where it surpassed its goal and is now working on producing these hip devices!

LSTN, a new brand of chic headphones designed with polished wood accents, are now doing their part to bring affordable hearing aids to those in need. The company has donated about 20,000 devices to people around the world including Uganda, Peru, and in the U.S. according to this recent L.A. Times article.

In another heart-warming story out of the U.K. young people that suffer from hearing loss are putting on a fashion show to raise awareness and money for children with sensory impairment. Local hair and makeup students have volunteered to make it an extra-special event, which will skyrocket these amazing kids’ confidence and show others how to wear their devices proudly.

 By: Becca Blasdel

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