One advantage to giving hearing helps is that you could be able to take their price from your tax return. The used hearing helps are fixed and cleaned and either given to the needy or sold with the proceeds going to charity. When selling or giving used hearing helps, be certain to package them rigorously. Use bubble wrap or other cushioning to hold them in place during shipping and to avoid damage. Insure the package in case it is lost or damaged on the way. The receiver of a second user hearing help should take them to an audiologist for correct adjustment.
Digital hearing helps have to be reprogrammed. An in-the-ear unit would need a new shell to fit a particular ear. Supra-aural headphones are bigger, but they sit on top the ear instead of in it. A plastic covered wire that goes over the head sometimes attaches them to each other.