by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A lady wrote:

Could you tell me where I could purchase the “Please face me, I lip-read” buttons?

I don’t know of any commercial enterprise that sells these buttons. However, I do know some HLAA groups make them for their own people, for example HLAA of Washington state does.

Now for the good news. The Ear Technology Corporation, makers of the wonderful Dry & Store systems for removing moisture from hearing aids and cochlear implants, gives them away free.

Their yellow buttons are 2 1/4″ in diameter and say in bold black letters “Please”, then in smaller letters on the next line “I hear you better when you” and then in bold black letters again on the third line “Face Me”. At the bottom in smaller letters is the Dry & Store contact information.

More good news. You can get as many buttons as you need for yourself, family, friends or hearing loss group or organization.

All you have to do is go to the Dry & Store website and click on either the small button on the left, or the big yellow button on the right, and it will take you to the “order” page. Fill out the form and click on the submit button at the bottom. That is all there is to it. Soon your buttons will be hurrying on their way to you.