Hearing Aid + Helix Story

Let me just share the story directly:

Since I was born with a fairly severe hearing loss, I'm pretty much required to wear hearing aids. I never liked to (still don't) but there's not much I can do about it. I decided rather than just put up with my condition, I could try and have a little fun with it. Hence, an Ear Head piercing enclosing the tube of my hearing aid.

[The first time] it rejected very quickly, and I got it redone this January, this time by by Anne at Studio 13 and a Half with a 16g barbell. Once it heals (assuming it ever does...) it will be a CBR as well [as you see in the photo].

It's quite swollen and unhappy right now. It gets bumped and yanked waaay too much in martial arts class!

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

2 thoughts on “Hearing Aid + Helix Story

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    Posted on 05-19-2006 00:14:02 by Kanga43
    Nice story ^_^ Good for you Matthew!!

    Posted on 05-19-2006 01:51:24 by an0nymous_vamp1re
    Wow, that’s really a great idea.

    Posted on 05-19-2006 02:16:30 by xXx
    this kid has to go to my school, rit. we have so many deaf and heard of hearing kids here its crazy.

    Posted on 05-20-2006 02:54:34 by jo
    so does the hearing aid go throu the middle of the CBR? i’m a little confused, lol.

    Posted on 05-20-2006 12:44:06 by Invisshadow
    Thanks guys. Thanks to Shannon too for posting this.

    xXx- Nah, I was homeschooled. Silly teachers thinking front row seating is enough.

    Jo, the CBR goes BEHIND the tube, so if you looked at it from the front the ring would be tilted out slightly. Does that makes sense?

    Posted on 05-20-2006 13:48:11 by VaJenna
    nice idea for sure. im just wondering how irritated it will be getting from any constant movement from the tubing itself.do you have a clearer picture of the piercig? i work with hearing aids and im intersted in how it all looks up close :)

    Posted on 05-23-2006 01:23:07 by Invisshadow
    Sorry, I’ll have to get it photographed soon.
    The tubing doesn’t interfere with the ring, and before the 18g one(shown in picture) migrated _out_ I had no issues.

    I’m wearing a 16g curved barbell now, gonna go back to my piercer tomorrow and see what can be done to help with what’s been a slow healing process.

  2. I think you just gave me hope re: piercings in ear such as those ones. I never thought of doing it that way. but knowing me if i did i would forget and yank my hearing aid out and probably scream bloody murder. Lol

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