With one out of every five people in the United States afflicted by some degree of hearing loss, there’s a good chance you know at the least one person who has some difficulty hearing.
And bearing in mind the strong connections between healthy hearing and physical, mental, and social health, the holiday season is the optimal opportunity to provide a highly meaningful gift.
If you do know somebody with hearing loss, here are a couple of excellent gift ideas:
A Year’s Supply of Hearing Aid Batteries
Do you know anyone who actually likes shopping for batteries?
We don’t either.
Nonetheless, hearing aids won’t accomplish much without the batteries, making them a must have. By furnishing a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries, you could take away the trouble and cost connected with the work of managing the supply.
Not certain which hearing aid batteries to buy? Give us a call.
Customized Ear Protection
Are you buying for any musicians? Any hunters in the family?
The gift of tailor-made ear protection could protect against hearing damage and long-term hearing loss. And unlike the low cost foam earplugs sold at the convenience store, custom earplugs are expressly manufactured to curb hazardous sounds while conserving the important sounds. This gets rid of the “muffled” sound connected to foam earplugs.
Talk to us for more information about custom ear protection.
Hearing Aid Accessories
All hearing aids require routine upkeep and cleaning to assure continued, optimum performance. And while this can’t be avoided, it can be made a great deal easier.
Here are some gift ideas to make hearing aid maintenance and cleaning easier:
- Hearing aid sanitizers apply ultraviolet light to safely and thoroughly kill dangerous pathogens, such as harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds.
- Hearing aid dehumidifiers eliminate excess moisture and extend the life of the components of the hearing aids.
- Hearing aid multi-tools feature a magnet for battery removal in addition to other tools to clean the assorted 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 being used and can make transport more convenient.
Not certain which accessories you’ll need for a specific hearing aid? Talk to us and we’ll help you find the right products.
This is a popular gift idea, as these gadgets turn a pair of hearing aids into a pair of high-quality earphones.
Streamers are gadgets that will acquire an audio signal—from a TV, computer, or other device—and will deliver the signal straight to the hearing aids for crystal clear sound.
Are you aware that several hearing aid models can be operated 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 even better. Using compatible hearing aids, you can inconspicuously adjust hearing aid volume and can adjust the settings right from the portable device.
This is one function that, the moment 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.
Last but not least, if you want to go all-out this year, how about giving the ultimate gift of hearing—a set of digital hearing aids.
Keep in mind, you can’t just venture out and purchase a pair of hearing aids. Each person’s hearing loss is unique and will require a professional hearing examination, not to mention that each individual will have specific preferences in terms of hearing aid style and functionality.
But presenting a gift card to cover the cost could encourage someone to finally buy the hearing aids they know will ultimately contribute to a greater overall quality of life.
And 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 perfect hearing-related gift.