Friday, June 20, 2008

Waterproof hearing aids have arrived!

The kids' waterproof HAs arrived yestersay afternoon and we are really anxious to try them out! It's still only 60 degrees outside, though, so despite David's enthusiasm, I am NOT ready to go to the pool quite yet. :)

I wish I had captured a picture of David's face when I told him what they were. When I said that he could wear it in the pool and it would help him to hear the other kids better, he had such a look of absolute rapture -- joy, excitement, amazement, and even relief -- that it sprung tears in my eyes, literally. Like Bruce said last night, sometimes the kids' hearing loss feels so normal to us that we forget that it causes some unique struggles. We are very grateful to be able to ease their struggles in any way available to us...so meet their waterproof HAs:
It's hard to see in the picture, but the HA, a Rion HB 54, is shaped like a dolphin, which marks it as a waterproof aid. Thanks to RaDora who (as usual) patiently answered our million questions and explained a lot of things while we were making our decision about these!

3 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Splish, splash, hooray! So glad that you got them!

jtr92 said...

Hi, I am 16 years old and I was recently going to purchase the same product until I found out that Rion has discontinued that model. May I ask how you got them or if you have heard of any other products out there.

Marsel and family said...

We purchased them through hearinghelpexpress.com . To the best of our knowledge, they are currently the only US distributor of these aids.

We've been really happy with their customer service and with the aids.