With one out of every five individuals in the US suffering with some degree of hearing loss, there’s a high probability that you know at least one individual who has some trouble hearing.
And considering the strong connections amongst healthy hearing and physical, psychological, and social health, the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to give a highly meaningful gift.
If you do know someone with hearing loss, here are some great gift ideas:
A Year’s Provision of Hearing Aid Batteries
Do you know anyone who genuinely enjoys shopping for batteries?
We don’t either.
Still, hearing aids will not achieve much without the batteries, making them a must have. By providing a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries, you could eliminate the trouble and expense associated with the task of managing the supply.
Not certain which hearing aid batteries to order? Give us a call.
Custom Ear Protection
Are you buying for any musicians? Any hunters in the family?
The gift of tailor made ear protection can reduce the risk of hearing damage and long-term hearing loss. And contrary to the cheaper foam earplugs sold at the convenience store, custom earplugs are especially engineered to curb damaging sounds while preserving the important sounds. This removes the “muffled” sound affiliated with foam earplugs.
Call us for more information about custom ear protection.
Hearing Aid Accessories
All hearing aids mandate routine maintenance and cleaning to assure extended, optimum performance. And although this can’t be avoided, it can be made a whole lot easier.
Here are a couple of gift ideas to make hearing aid maintenance and cleaning easier:
- Hearing aid sanitizers apply ultraviolet light to safely and comprehensively kill dangerous pathogens, such as harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds.
- Hearing aid dehumidifiers remove excess moisture and prolong the life of the parts of the hearing aids.
- Hearing aid multi-tools include a magnet for battery removal along with other tools to clean the various parts of a hearing aid. This is the swiss army knife of hearing aid tools.
- Hearing aid storage cases can protect the hearing aids when not in use and can make transport more convenient.
Not sure which accessories you’ll require for a particular hearing aid? Give us a call and we’ll help you find the most suitable products.
This is a popular gift idea, as these gadgets convert a pair of hearing aids into a set of top-quality earphones.
Streamers are devices that will acquire an audio signal—from a TV, computer, or other device—and will deliver the signal directly to the hearing aids for crystal clear sound.
Did you know that several hearing aid models can be controlled with mobile electronic devices like cell phones and digital watches?
A smartphone or digital watch is an outstanding gift to begin with, but for those with hearing loss, it’s better yet. With compatible hearing aids, you can inconspicuously control hearing aid volume and can alter the settings right from the portable device.
This is one function that, once you have it, you’ll never go without it again. Give us a call and we’ll let you know which hearing aids are compatible with which devices.
And finally, if you feel like going all-out this year, how about giving the ultimate gift of hearing—a pair of digital hearing aids.
As you can imagine, you can’t just venture out and buy a pair of hearing aids. Each individual’s hearing loss is unique and requires a professional hearing examination, not to mention that each individual will have specific preferences with regard to hearing aid style and functionality.
But presenting a gift card to cover the expense could encourage someone to finally get the hearing aids they know will ultimately contribute to a greater all-around quality of life.
And just how many gifts can accomplish that?
Want more gift ideas?
Tell us about the person you’re buying for and we can help you find the ideal hearing-related gift.