With one out of every five people in the United States battling with some degree of hearing loss, there’s a good chance you know at least one person who has some trouble hearing.
And considering the potent links amongst healthy hearing and physical, mental, and social health, the holiday season is the ideal chance to provide an extremely meaningful gift.
If you do know somebody 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 honestly likes shopping for batteries?
We don’t either.
Nonetheless, hearing aids won’t achieve much without the batteries, making them a must have. By furnishing a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries, you can get rid of the trouble and expense connected with the challenge of managing the supply.
Not certain which hearing aid batteries to purchase? Give us a call.
Customized Ear Protection
Are you buying for any musicians? Any hunters in the household?
The gift of custom made ear protection can reduce the risk of hearing injury and long-term hearing loss. And in contrast to the cheaper foam earplugs sold at the convenience store, custom earplugs are especially engineered to repress dangerous sounds while preserving the important sounds. This removes the “muffled” sound associated with foam earplugs.
Talk to us for more information about custom ear protection.
Hearing Aid Accessories
All hearing aids mandate routine maintenance and cleaning to assure extended, optimal performance. And while this can’t be averted, it can be made quite a bit easier.
Here are a couple of gift ideas to make hearing aid maintenance and cleaning easier:
- Hearing aid sanitizers make use of ultraviolet light to safely and comprehensively kill dangerous pathogens, such as harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds.
- Hearing aid dehumidifiers remove excess moisture and extend the life of the parts 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 sure which accessories you’ll need for a specific hearing aid? Talk to us and we’ll help you find the right products.
Here’s a favorite gift idea, as these devices turn a pair of hearing aids into a pair of high-quality headphones.
Streamers are gadgets 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 numerous hearing aid models can be managed with mobile electronic devices like cell phones and digital watches?
A smartphone or digital watch is a superb gift in the first place, but for those with hearing loss, it’s even better. With compatible hearing aids, you can inconspicuously control hearing aid volume and can alter the settings right from the portable device.
This is one feature that, once 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 feel like going 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 buy a pair of hearing aids. Each person’s hearing loss is distinctive and requires a hearing test, 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 better 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.