With one out of every five people in the US suffering from some form of hearing loss, there’s a good chance you know at the least one individual who has some difficulty hearing.
And considering the strong links between healthy hearing and physical, psychological, and social well-being, the holiday season is the ideal opportunity to provide a highly meaningful gift.
If you do know somebody with hearing loss, here are a number of great gift ideas:
A Year’s Worth Supply of Hearing Aid Batteries
Do you know anyone who honestly looks forward to shopping for batteries?
We don’t either.
Nonetheless, hearing aids will not accomplish much without the batteries, which makes them a necessity. By providing a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries, you could take away the burden and cost connected with the process of managing the supply.
Not sure which hearing aid batteries to order? Contact us today.
Personalized Ear Protection
Are you shopping for any musicians? Any hunters in the household?
The gift of specialty ear protection can reduce the risk of hearing injury and long-term hearing loss. And unlike the cheap foam earplugs available at the convenience store, custom earplugs are expressly constructed to reduce damaging sounds while preserving the important sounds. This removes the “muffled” sound associated with foam earplugs.
Call us for more information about custom ear protection.
Hearing Aid Accessories
All hearing aids call for routine upkeep and cleaning to ensure continued, optimum performance. And although this can’t be avoided, it can be made quite a bit easier.
Here are some gift ideas to make hearing aid maintenance and cleaning easier:
- Hearing aid sanitizers use ultraviolet light to safely and thoroughly kill hazardous pathogens, including harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds.
- Hearing aid dehumidifiers clear away excess moisture and increase the life of the components of the hearing aids.
- Hearing aid multi-tools feature a magnet for battery removal along with 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 in use and can make transport more convenient.
Not certain which accessories you’ll require for a particular hearing aid? Give us a call and we’ll help you find the right products.
This is a favorite gift idea, as these devices convert a pair of hearing aids into a set of premium headsets.
Streamers are devices that will acquire an audio signal—from a TV, computer, or other device—and will send the signal directly to the hearing aids for crystal clear sound.
Are you aware that several hearing aid models can be operated with portable electronic devices such as cell phones and digital watches?
A smartphone or digital watch is an outstanding gift in the first place, but for those with hearing loss, it’s even better. Along with compatible hearing aids, you can discreetly control hearing aid volume and can change 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 inform you of 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.
Admittedly, you can’t just go out and buy a pair of hearing aids. Each individual’s hearing loss is unique and will require a hearing test, not to mention that each individual will have special preferences with regard to hearing aid style and functionality.
But presenting a gift card to cover the cost could prompt someone to finally buy the hearing aids they know will ultimately lead to a greater overall 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 perfect hearing-related gift.