Hearing Aid & Cochlear Implant Retainers - My Little Ears

On these pages, you can find hearing aid retainers and cochlear implant retainers for toddlers and children in a variety of different designs, styles and colours. If your child has had their hearing device for a while now, you will already be familiar with what hearing aid clips and retainers are used for, but for anyone who is new to children’s hearing loss, here’s some facts…

personalised letterWhat are Hearing Aid/Cochlear Implant Retainers?

A  retainer is made of elastic bands that you attach to the mechanical BTE (behind the ear) section of a child’s hearing aid. The elastic section is then attached to a long cord with a clip at the end to attach to a child’s clothing so that they do not lose their hearing aids, should the earmolds come loose from the ear. Brandon’s Shop’s hearing aids also have attached an adjustment bead for children with bilateral hearing loss that can be used to pull the BTE aids tightly against the side of the head, to prevent too much movement or flapping around of the hearing aids.

Why use HA/CI Retainers?

Hearing aid and cochlear implant retainers are definitely something that every parent of a child with hearing aids should have, whether it is from Brandon’s Shop, elsewhere online, or the generic looking Phonak branded NHS variety that are handed out. But why should you use hearing aid retainers? What are the benefits?

Hearing Device Retainers…

  • Prevent loss of hearing aids and cochlear implants…
    As the child or teenager’s hearing device is effectively attached to their clothing,  retainers can prevent loss, especially if a child is extremely active, or even riding Stealth at Thorpe Park!!
  • Minimise hearing aid movement…
    Retainers can help keep BTE hearing aids and cochlear implants held firmly against the side of the head for children with bilateral hearing loss.
  • Be comfortable…
    Retainers are more comfortable and cause less (or no) irritation as compared to the alternative toupee tape.  
  • Are Fun…
    With lots of designs, colours and styles of hearing aid retainer out there, with a collection you can help your child develop an enthusiastic attitude towards wearing hearing aids, allowing them to choose each day, and even perhaps using seasonal styles.

Our children’s hearing aid and cochlear implant retainers are available for unilateral or bilateral hearing loss. Just let us know and on request, they will be made to suit your little one’s needs. Also on request, bead colours can be changed from a choice of white, black, blue, green, pink, purple, red, orange, yellow and brown.

So that’s the basics on hearing aid retainers for kids. If you’re interested in purchasing hearing aid retainers or cochlear implant clips for your deaf child, you can visit our shop pages in this section.

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