With one out of every five people in the US afflicted with some degree of hearing loss, there’s a good chance you know at the least one individual who has some difficulty hearing.
And considering the strong connections amongst healthy hearing and physical, psychological, and social health, the holiday season is the optimal opportunity to give an extremely meaningful gift.
If you do know someone with hearing loss, here are a couple of great gift ideas:
A Year’s Worth Supply of Hearing Aid Batteries
Do you know anyone who actually looks forward to shopping for batteries?
We don’t either.
Nonetheless, hearing aids won’t achieve much without the batteries, making them a must have. By giving a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries, you can take away the responsibility and cost connected with the challenge of managing the supply.
Not sure which hearing aid batteries to buy? Contact us today.
Customized Ear Protection
Are you buying for any musicians? Any hunters in the household?
The gift of customized ear protection could prevent hearing damage and long-term hearing loss. And unlike the low cost foam earplugs available at the convenience store, custom earplugs are specially produced to control hazardous sounds while conserving the important sounds. This eliminates the “muffled” sound linked with foam earplugs.
Call us for more information about custom ear protection.
Hearing Aid Accessories
All hearing aids mandate periodic maintenance and cleaning to ensure sustained, optimum performance. And while 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 apply ultraviolet light to safely and thoroughly kill dangerous pathogens, including harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds.
- Hearing aid dehumidifiers clear away 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 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 easier.
Uncertain of which accessories you’ll need for a particular hearing aid? Talk to us and we’ll help you find the most suitable products.
This is a favorite gift idea, as these products 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 deliver the signal straight to the hearing aids for crystal-clear sound.
Did you know that several hearing aid models can be managed with portable electronic devices such as 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 modify the settings straight 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.
Admittedly, you can’t just go out and purchase 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 in terms of hearing aid style and functionality.
But providing a gift card to cover the expense could prompt someone to finally get the hearing aids they know will ultimately contribute to a greater overall quality of life.
And how many gifts can really 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.