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    Default BTE with eyeglasses??

    I'm trying to decide between ITE (which I have now) or BTE for my next pair. I have two concerns about the BTE: a couple of friends have lost one and I wear glasses and am concerned about the fit.

    Would love to hear of BTE wearers experience.

    Thanks, Bruce

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    I've had BTE aid for over a year now with eyeglasses...no problem. I mountain bike with them, run with them and even ski with them... no problem. I even purchased them black to match my eyeglasses, hardly notice them. Hope this helped

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    I have 2 BTEs and started wearing reading glasses several years ago... graduated to full-time glasses 2 years ago. I've never had a fit or security issue with BTEs and glasses. The first pair of glasses I got I was unhappy with because the temple (the part that hooks behind the ear) was kind of thick and that coupled with the BTE tube made my ear stick out a little. I switched to a pair with thinner temples, and I've been fine ever since.
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    Don't give it another thought Bruce. Many, if not most, BTE users also wear eyeglasses. It's really not an issue at all. I prefer eyeglasses with a bit thinner ear-piece that slides under my BTEs easier, but I've never had eyeglasses that caused any major problems.
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    Newbie here. I was just told yesterday that I need hearing aids and have started the seemingly huge task of wading through a quagmire of hearing aid info. I have been wearing glasses since the third grade and was also concerned about the BTE hearing aid because I'm not interested in wearing my contacts full time. I'm also a motorcycle enthusiast and wonder how well the helmet and BTEs work together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMom View Post
    Newbie here. I was just told yesterday that I need hearing aids and have started the seemingly huge task of wading through a quagmire of hearing aid info. I have been wearing glasses since the third grade and was also concerned about the BTE hearing aid because I'm not interested in wearing my contacts full time. I'm also a motorcycle enthusiast and wonder how well the helmet and BTEs work together.

    Welcome to our world and yes it is a quagmire at first. Find someone you trust and work well with as this is a long term relationship.

    I have a litte experience with your last statement, with a little care your helmet goes on fine and there are no comfort issues from the aids. However the hearing experience on a motorcycle with aids was not pleasant for me, I will not be wearing them while I ride. I ride dirt so hearing conversation is not a huge concern. If you are riding street and communicate more perhaps the audi could set up a program for this situation.

    Good luck.

    OP....as the others have states BTE and glasses (and helmet), no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhcva View Post
    I'm trying to decide between ITE (which I have now) or BTE for my next pair. I have two concerns about the BTE: a couple of friends have lost one and I wear glasses and am concerned about the fit.

    Would love to hear of BTE wearers experience.

    Thanks, Bruce
    A german company is doing glasses where the instruments are
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    Default Hearing aids inside glasses

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    You can have a Receiver in canal aid fitted into a pair of spectacles. The spectacles only need to be 1 mm thick. Have a look at the link for more information.
    http://www.spectaclehearingsystems.co.uk

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    I wear glasses and find that I have to position my glasses just right or they will rub on my hearing aids and produce an annoying scratching sound. I also ride a motorcycle. If I wear my hearing aids with the helmet, the helmet presses on the hearing aids making a very sore spot behind my ears. You could cut out some of the foam where the hearing aids go if you want to remove the pressure spot. I prefer not to hear all the amplified road noise though when I am riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMom View Post
    I'm also a motorcycle enthusiast and wonder how well the helmet and BTEs work together.
    Glasses are rarely a problem, helmets can definitely be, depending on your loss. If you are moderately vented or more, you may need to dedicate a program for helmet use or forgo wearing them altogether while riding.

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