METALLIC FOIL (Assorted Prints) Bilateral Cochlear Implant Headbands

$5.00

Shipping to United States: $4.00



Cochlear implant 5/8" elastic headband made with four loops for bilateral users (two loops per processor). These loops are movable with the processor intended to be placed behind the ear as pictured. If you need fewer loops the extra loops can be easily cut off with scissors. The photo of child wearing headband is for demonstration purposes only.

"Head Size" refers to actual head size, not size of band itself. For correct sizing measure your child's head just beyond the hairline where the elastic is expected to sit. The elastic will be sewn slightly smaller than this to ensure a nice snug fit without being too big or too small. If you are between sizes please size down or you may enter a request in the notes to seller.

Handcrafted in a non-smoking home. USPS First Class Shipping worldwide! If you don't see your country in the shipping option, please send me a message.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 3 business days
  • Europe : 2 - 3 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

Request a cancellation within: 1 hours of purchase

I don't accept returns or exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Size Recommendation

"Head Size" refers to actual head size, not size of band itself. For correct sizing measure your child's head just beyond the hairline where the elastic is expected to sit.

Most of my solid and print elastic bands are soft and stretchy. I sew a few centimeters smaller than the actual size of the wearer's head depending on the expected stretch. The glitter and velvet elastics have the most strength and least amount of "give." Buying a gift? These are typical sizes by age:

Birth to 3 months: 38-39cm
3 months to 6 months: 40-41cm
6 months to 1 year: 42-43cm
1 year to 18 months: 44-45cm
18 months to 2 years: 46-47cm
2 years to 3 years: 48-49cm

Safety Warnings and Disclaimers

Small children should not be left unattended with these products and adult supervision is always recommended since they may become loose. Elastics could cause strangulation if misused or if the child is left unattended. Please remove headband when putting your child down to sleep.

Headbands for Sophia is not affiliated with or endorsed by Cochlear or any other cochlear implant manufacturer. By purchasing headbands from this store, the buyer assumes all responsibility for its use and agrees that Headbands for Sophia is not liable for any damages of any kind related to use of its products.

Are these compatible with any over-the-ear cochlear implant processors?

The processor shown in most of the demo pictures is Cochlear's N5. The shape of Cochlear processors are similar to Advanced Bionics's; these would benefit from 2 loops, one above and one below the coil. The MED-EL's processor may be fine with just one loop below the coil. You can try the headband both ways with your processors to see what fits your needs best and cut off any unnecessary loops.

How do you make these?

For extra strength in my elastic headbands, I use my sewing machine to sew the seams and sew the loops. I heat-seal the edges of any cut elastic to prevent fraying. No glue is used except to make interchangeable headbands.

Can you make interchangeable headbands?

Any headband can be finished with an interchangeable option upon request at no extra charge. Just add this to your note.

In my shop, glitter headbands are always made interchangeable to ensure the wearer's comfort. An interchangeable headband allows you to add clip-on accessories, such as flowers and bows that are secured on an alligator clip.

Domestic Shipping (USA) Policy

All headbands are processed and mailed in the order received, within 2 business days after purchase. Larger orders may take an extra 1-2 days to process. Headbands are shipped using USPS First Class Package Services which includes tracking number and delivery confirmation. Delivery may take 2-5 days after I mail your order. You have the option to purchase an upgrade to USPS Priority Mail during checkout but this does not always guarantee a faster delivery time.

International Shipping Policy

IMPORTANT: Your shipping address must be in English to be accepted by the USPS. You can also send me a picture of the address in your language to be included on the label. Orders are shipped in a large padded envelope or small box via First Class International Package service and should arrive within 2-3 weeks.

Items are simply marked as "headband for deaf" on the customs labels. Customers will be responsible for paying taxes/VAT/duty fees that are imposed by their country of origin. If there is any information I should include on the label for your country's customs processing, just let me know!

Can these be used for hearing aids?

Lots of customers purchase these for hearing aids, but usually only one loop is necessary for each aid since they are much smaller than a cochlear implant processor. Just enter a note to the seller upon checkout stating you want "one loop for each side for hearing aid use" or "right ear - cochlear, left ear - hearing aid". If you forget, you will be able to cut off any extra loops yourself, as they are not fixed onto the headband.

Can I choose my own colors for the bundle (3-pack)?

No. Only the bundles (set of 3) currently listed in the shop are available at the special value price. A limited number of bundles are released each month at select months of the year. Colors and prints may not be substituted.




Super cute and works well to keep aids in! I asked to modify for hearing aids and was done with no issues!


These are super cute and fit great.


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