Hello! My name is Zizi and I'm 10 years old.
I love making decorations for my hearing aids.
Here I am going to teach you how to make your own decorations!

I will teach you to make dangling charm decorations, and also twisty decorations that go around the tubes.
Also, I will tell you how I use beads and stickers to decorate my aids.

Some of the decorations are easy to make, but some are difficult and you will need a grown-up to help you.

My mum and dad help me make my decorations for my hearing aids.

Sunday 19 April 2015

New hooks

I went to my audiologist, and he gave me new hearing aids again! Now I have two pairs, pink and red. And the best thing is he gave me coloured hooks! He gave me lots. Look:

I bought some twisty bracelets from Accessorize. I have seen some people using them as hair bands too, but I cut them to make twists for my aids:

They have them in lots of different colours. With my new hooks and the twists my hearing aids look great!

Monday 24 November 2014

For smaller kids...

I have made these decorations for my audiologist to give to the smaller children who come to the hospital to get hearing aids. I made many pairs. They are very easy to make. I am sorry I have not taken pictures to make a proper tutorial. But this is how you make them:

You need shoe charms and also plastic tubing. My mum bought the tubing on the internet. The diameter was 4mm.

Then a grown up needs to remove the back (the bit that goes into the shoe) with scissors or a knife.

Then you cut the tubing into small segments and stick the charms using strong glue (but not super glue or your fingers will stick as well).

Wednesday 17 September 2014

New hearing aids

Yesterday I got new hearing aids again. I really liked my red shinny hearing aids, but they didn't work well with the FM system at school. My new hearing aids are purple like my first ones but with grey FM receivers. Today my mum made them look sparkly with stickers. I really like them now. By the way, I'm ten now! I'm not nine any more.

What do you think? Tell me if you like them!

Sunday 3 August 2014

More twists!!

I'm sorry I have not written anything in a while. I have been on holiday!
My auntie sent me these bracelets from Claire's in Spain:

I don't know if they sell them in Claire's in this country too. I am going to make some twists. Just cutting them with scissors. They look great on my hearing aids! With just one packet of bracelets (they cost approximately £5) you can make lots of decorations. You can keep some and give some away.

Monday 9 June 2014

I went on an NDCS First Time Away Weekend!

A little while ago I went on an NDCS First Time Away Weekend. I really enjoyed it. It was really fun. We did all these things: zip wire, obstacle course, scavenger hunt, low ropes, and more things! And in the evening we had hot chocolate before we went to bed, it was really nice. The food was yummy. But the best thing was meeting new friends and being with lots of other deaf children. It was nice to be with lots of people who wear hearing aids, because at school I am the only one with hearing aids.

Charms tutorial

Yesterday I made many new charms and on friday, when I go to my audiologist I will give him the twenty pairs that I made with my mum. I hope he will give them to other children. I made heart, stars and skeleton charms. Here are some of the charms I made and there is also a tutorial as well, I hope you enjoy it. Good luck, Zizi.

This is what you need.

you need wire, two rings (we use one half of a tiny toggle clasp, we buy them here on ebay, two tiny silver beads, charms and beads and here is how you make it:

You put the wire through the charm at the bottom of your decoration.

You twist the wire a little bit.

You add the beads you like.

You add the ring, and then twist a little bit.
You cut it close to the wire to make sure it doesn't scratch your ear.
And that's it!

Friday 9 May 2014

My new hearing aids!

Two weeks ago I got my new hearing aids. They are a lovely shiny colour of red!