Kickstands, sports locks and foots are the same thing in the hearing aid world! These thin rubber tails slip over the receivers of RIC style hearing aids to give some extra support to your hearing aid placement. The tail is tucked backwards into the concha (the bowl of your ear) to help keep the hearing aid in place in your ear. After a few days of using a new kickstand, the tail should mold itself to the shape of your ear for easy insertion. Some users may trim the tail down depending on the size of their concha. The use of a kickstand is really a personal preference – if you’re not having issues keeping your hearing aids in place, you likely don’t need a kickstand.
If you think you’d benefit from adding a kickstand to your hearing aids, or you’d like replacement kickstands, call us at 907.789.6780!