March 7, 2010

My New Blue and White Ear Mold

I decided to get a new ear mold. 
I have been considering getting a blue or pink one for a while. 

Why? 

Just for fun. I've seen my students and other people with ear molds in different colors and I liked the way they look. 
 
Also, I was tired of looking at the yellow wax stain on my clear ear mold.

I chose blue and white. I think it looks quite nice; like a pretty blue sky with fluffy white clouds. I like how it brings more attention to my hearing aid, so that most people will know that I may have a hard time  hearing.

What do you think?  Do you love it? Or do you hate it so much that it makes you want to poke your eyes out?

Would you consider getting a bright colored ear mold? 
Why or why not?  

*Also, for those who may be worried about decorating your hearing aid with stickers, you can see in the pictures how easily they come off.

I included some pictures of me wearing it, so you get an idea of what it looks like. Sorry, I was having a bad hair day; I did not feel like getting pretty for the camera.

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13 comments:

  1. oooh!! I like the colours of the earmoulds!! :) Maybe I should ask for a colour at the next ear mould impression

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  2. I'm on my second set of earmolds ever, right now, and I'm totally due for a new set-- they're making my ears hurt after a couple hours D: I've had "black with silve glitter" (which would have matched my actual hearing aid colors) but turned out to be more like purple with rainbow glitter. Now I have a blue/green tye dye earmold, because I couldn't decide what colors I wanted and took random advice :P I think I just like different shades of those two colors. I'm considering white for my next earmold, but i'm worried about the wax and stuff that isn't as easy to see on my blue/green. Maybe purple?

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  3. Hmmmmmm. Damn and blast! I'm due to visit the hospital to pick up my new earmoulds tomorrow and looking at those, I wish I'd asked if they do coloured ones now. I'll ask them tomorrow ready for next time. :-)

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  4. I like your color choices. My molded ear plugs are Red for the Right and Blue for Left with a cord. I use them when I go shooting and work in the shop. Much harder to loose or misplace.

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  6. Would you consider posting a photo of it in your ear? I want to see what it looks like that way.

    I like John Wallace's choice of a different color for each ear. I don't have ear molds of this kind for my hearing aids, but if I could choose, I think I would pick rainbow colors (if that was even an option).

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  7. Sure! I'll post a picture very soon. I'll let you know when I do.

    Rainbow colors are definitely an option. :)

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  8. That is cool! Ever since I found out my audiologist had that option as a kid I went for colored molds. Usually purple. Up until they started deteriorating on me I had pink and purple molds. Now I have a different material that doesn't come in colors so that they don't deteriorate as easily and scratch my ears.

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  9. I've liked letting my daughter pick the colors because the clear ones get pretty gross looking!

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  10. I love that you wrote about this-- I never thought about colored earmolds making the wax stain less-noticeable! I've been hearing impaired for 19 years (my whole life) and I've never had colored ones because I thought they'd be more noticeable-- have you ever worried about that? I like the colored ones, but I'm self-conscious sometimes. PS: I just did a vlog about my new earmolds.

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  11. I am curious what earmold company made your custom mold.

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  12. There are multiple things I like about having colored molds. I currently have purple, pink, and white molds and the hearing aid is purple. First of all, I find that the clear/skin colored ones look ugly with all the wax stains and I just don't like how plain they are. I am fine with having more attention. I don't need to point to my ears to show I have a hearing loss. Also, I enjoy how often other hard of hearing strangers will talk to me about Deaf culture, new technology, etc. Plus, I get the chance to "educate" people about hearing aids(my favorite people to educate are children). I also feel that having colored hearing aids is my way of showing that I am proud of being Hard of Hearing. BTW I am 17, got my first pair at the age of three. I don't have a problem with people staring. If they do stare, I usually don't even notice. @Jessca It isn't something you should feel self-concious about, but if you ever decide to get color molds, you will get used to them quickly.

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  13. thank you for your honest fun approach, my son gets pictures put in his clear ones, he has a flaming skull in one ear and Dr Who's time machine in the other. All our football teams allow their badges to be used as well.

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