With one out of every five people in the US affected by some form of hearing loss, there’s a high probability that you know at the least one individual who has some trouble hearing.
And considering the potent links between healthy hearing and physical, mental, and social health, the holiday season is the ideally suited chance to give an extremely meaningful gift.
If you do know someone with hearing loss, here are several excellent gift ideas:
A Year’s Worth Supply of Hearing Aid Batteries
Do you know anyone who really likes shopping for batteries?
We don’t either.
Still, hearing aids will not accomplish much without the batteries, making them a must have. By giving a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries, you can remove the trouble and cost associated with the task of managing the supply.
Not certain which hearing aid batteries to buy? Give us a call.
Custom Ear Protection
Are you shopping for any musicians? Any hunters in the family?
The gift of specialty ear protection could reduce the risk of hearing injury and long-term hearing loss. And contrary to the cheaper foam earplugs available at the convenience store, custom earplugs are especially engineered to suppress harmful sounds while preserving the important sounds. This helps prevent the “muffled” sound caused by foam earplugs.
Call us for more information about custom ear protection.
Hearing Aid Accessories
All hearing aids call for routine upkeep and cleaning to assure ongoing, optimal performance. And although this can’t be averted, 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 clear away excess moisture and prolong 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 being used and can make transport easier.
Not certain which accessories you’ll need 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 products turn a pair of hearing aids into a pair of premium headphones.
Streamers are gadgets that will detect 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 operated with portable electronic devices like cell phones and digital watches?
A smartphone or digital watch is a superb gift to begin with, but for those with hearing loss, it’s better yet. Together with compatible hearing aids, you can subtly adjust 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 inform you of which hearing aids are compatible with which devices.
Last but not least, if you feel like going all-out this year, consider giving the ultimate gift of hearing—a set of digital hearing aids.
Of course, you can’t just venture out and purchase a pair of hearing aids. Each individual’s hearing loss is unique and requires a hearing examination, not to mention that each individual will have distinct preferences with regard to hearing aid style and functionality.
But providing a gift card to cover the cost could prompt someone to finally buy the hearing aids they know will ultimately contribute to a greater overall quality of life.
And just how many gifts can accomplish that?
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Tell us about the person you’re shopping for and we can help you find the perfect hearing-related gift.