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We are considering a behind the ear hearing aid for my adult son with special needs. There are times he removes his glasses and we're concerned that it might be an issue. What suggestions do you have for wearing both hearing aids and glasses?

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Mark Conradt, AuD
How old is your son? Does he have a headband connected to his glasses? Generally glasses do not present a problem. Thin bows are better than wide thick bows. On some occasions you can have your optometrist take a look and maybe make adjustments to his bows. Also, I have seen some parents use a small amount of Velcro. Oto Clips are available through... Read more

I have a severe to profound loss in both ears. I've always worn the full shell ITE aids. I like the convenience of not having the electronics hanging on my ear. Could I get better hearing or power by going with a BTE?

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Timothy Charles Steele, PhD
Without consulting in person by examining your test results, discussing your preferences or seeing your ear canal, the most likely answer to your question is yes.  Behind-the-ear hearing aids have more power because of the amplifier size but because the microphones are separated farther from the receiver/output, you can likely achieve higher gain without... Read more