Every time I read about kids getting fun stuff with their hearing aids like little stuffed Mickey Mouse toys, I get just a bit jealous of those lucky kids. I wish I'd had more options as a kid beyond just picking out colors for my earmold (purple, all the way)! My hearing aids were always beige. Blah, beige. Even when the world moved beyond beige computing accessories and into spiffy black and silver, hearing aids remained the dullest of all colors.
About.com Deafness has a blog post up about a new fun addition for kids with hearing aids - aids featuring Nickelodeon characters like Dora the Explorer, Spongebob, etc. They will be manufactured by Starkey Labs. How cool would it be to walk into school with a Spongebob Squarepants accessory not every kid can own?