With one out of every five individuals in the US struggling with some form of hearing loss, there’s a good chance you know at least one individual who has some difficulty hearing.
And considering the potent links among healthy hearing and physical, emotional, and social well-being, the holiday season is the ideal chance to give a highly meaningful gift.
If you do know somebody with hearing loss, here are a few great gift ideas:
A Year’s Supply of Hearing Aid Batteries
Do you know anyone who really looks forward to shopping for batteries?
We don’t either.
Still, hearing aids will not accomplish much without the batteries, which makes them a requirement. By providing a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries, you could remove the responsibility and cost associated with the task of managing the supply.
Not sure which hearing aid batteries to order? Give us a call.
Custom Ear Protection
Are you buying for any musicians? Any hunters in the household?
The gift of tailor-made ear protection could prevent hearing injury and future hearing loss. And contrary to the cheap foam earplugs available at the convenience store, custom earplugs are especially manufactured to reduce harmful sounds while preserving the important sounds. This eliminates the “muffled” sound related to foam earplugs.
Call us for more information about custom ear protection.
Hearing Aid Accessories
All hearing aids require periodic upkeep and cleaning to assure continued, optimal 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 utilize ultraviolet light to safely and thoroughly kill harmful 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 being used and can make transport easier.
Uncertain of which accessories you’ll require for a particular hearing aid? Contact us and we’ll help you find the most suitable products.
Here’s a favorite gift idea, as these gadgets turn a pair of hearing aids into a pair of high-quality headsets.
Streamers are gadgets that will pick up 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 tremendous gift in the first place, but for those with hearing loss, it’s better yet. Together with compatible hearing aids, you can discreetly control hearing aid volume and can adjust the settings straight from the portable device.
This is one feature 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 want to go all-out this year, consider giving the ultimate gift of hearing—a pair of digital hearing aids.
Keep in mind, 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 distinct preferences in terms of hearing aid style and functionality.
But providing a gift card to cover the cost could prompt someone to finally get the hearing aids they know will ultimately contribute to a better overall quality of life.
And how many gifts can accomplish that?
Want more gift ideas?
Let us know about the person you’re buying for and we can help you find the perfect hearing-related gift.