Here’s Hayleigh explaining her awesome product and how it came about:
Hi! I’m Hayleigh and I am 11 years old. When I was little and attended a school for hearing impaired children I noticed that a lot of kids tried to hide their hearing aids behind their hair. I wanted to make my hearing aids shine and be fancy and proud of my hearing aids.
I started drawing pictures along with my sisters showing how I could make my hearing aids shine. My mom helped me make our designs into jewelry for my hearing aids and they were so fancy. Other kids and adults started wanting them too!
And so with the help of my mom and dad, I started my own little business… Hayleigh’s Cherished Charms. I have my own work area at my house where my sisters and I make all the jewellery. I even have a provisional patent on my creations and will have a full patent soon!
My patented clasp ideas, hearing aid scrunchies, and tube twists are made so that little hands can use them and the designs hanging from the clasps face forward for all to see.
My sisters and I also make regular earrings because sometimes a mom or sister who doesn’t have hearing aids or cochlear implants wants to match their child / sister / brother who is wearing the charms. Yes, we have charms for boys…and even for adults!