The Gruv Button Retrofit Kit™ is a great way to retrofit your own RIC's with Gruv Buttons™. 

The Three Reasons 

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What good are my expensive hearing aids

Hi, I'm Valerie.  Having actually dispensed hearing aids in thousands of ears and for many years, I am aware of REALITY.  Let me tell you that veterans, people with physical limitations, seniors, and people with challenging ear canals truly struggle to insert their expensive hearing aids into the canal sufficiently deep.

 

I posted this most-appropriate illustration on Facebook. 

First, it is too difficult to manipulate and control the receiver as the user attempts to insert it deeply enough in the auditory canal.  The receiver’s inadequate, smooth surface area does not accommodate the fingertip so the fingertip slides off and past the receiver.

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Second, our patients’ auditory canals are often; angled (sometimes sharply) in one direction or another, include various bends, and obstructed by cartilage.

Third, our patients are often older and may have physical limitations and disabilities (including mobility limitations, tremor and dexterity issues) and, along with all of this, limited patience.

There are three reasons why people experience difficulty with insertion of RIC-style hearing aids: