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10 Steps to make a Headband for a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)

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10 Steps to make a Headband for a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)

00 ingredientHeadband ingredients

There are several components in order to make a headband which is adjustable, so 1-size-fits-all, and make it hold a hearing aid.

5/8 inch fold over elastic (FOE)

slide adjuster 5/8 inch bra sliders.

silicone o-ring 1/2 inch (or 12mm) size to hold the button block.

Button Block The hearing aid snaps onto the block. There is a block for Coclear’s BAHA and a different block for Oticon’s Ponto. The block fits inside the o-ring and can be taken on and off any of the headbands. You only need 1 block (or two for bi-lateral hearing aids).

Glue and or a sewing machine or needle and thread to hand stitch.

Lighter (optional) to singe the ends of elastic to keep it from fraying.

Save time and money by ordering a DIY headband kit with elastic, o-ring, and slide adjuster from the Baha Bowtique on Etsy.


Instructions

01 measure

1) Measure and cut:

  • 24 inches pattern elastic
  • 22 1/2 inches white elastic

02 lighter

2) Singe ends with lighter so they don’t fray.

03 glue

3) Flip pattern elastic over and make glue dots to glue white elastic to the pattern elastic. 

04 glue

(The pattern elastic will stick out about 3/4 inch longer at each end.)

04 slide glue

4) Thread slide adjuster onto the end of pattern elastic and fold over. Glue and / or sew.

06 oring

5) Thread elastic through o-ring.

07 slide

6) Fold over and thread elastic through slide adjuster.

12 oring glue

7) Loop the end of the pattern elastic around the o-ring.

13 final sew

8) Fold pattern elastic, glue and / or sew.

15 blocks

9) Insert Button Block in o-ring.

17 hearing aid

10) Snap hearing aid onto Button Block.


To mke a Bi-lateral headband

1) Measure and cut for the front/top of the headband:

  • 16 Inches pattern elastic
  • 14 1/2 inches white elastic

Measure and cut for the back of the headband:

  • 8 Inches pattern elastic
  • 6 1/2 Inches white elastic

Do steps 2-6 for the front of the headband

Do steps 2-6 for the back of the headband

Attach the elastic from the front to the o-ring on the back and vice-versa.


Save time and money by ordering a DIY headband kit with elastic, o-ring, and slide adjuster.

Join the discussion about making Headbands for Baha Hearing Aids.

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Purchase homemade headbands from the Baha Bowtique on Etsy

Becky
Becky
Becky is wife to Duane, mama to "Monkey-girl" and baby "Lioness" aka "PipSqueek." She is the administrative powerhouse for YWAM Bend and keeps our team grounded and organized. Her hope is to inspire and encourage other mamas in their journey to raise healthy, thriving families.
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