With one out of every five individuals in the United States suffering with some form of hearing loss, there’s a good chance you know at least one individual who has some trouble hearing.
And bearing in mind the potent connections amongst healthy hearing and physical, psychological, and social health, the holiday season is the ideally suited chance to provide a highly meaningful gift.
If you do know someone with hearing loss, here are a few great gift ideas:
A Year’s Provision of Hearing Aid Batteries
Do you know anyone who honestly likes shopping for batteries?
We don’t either.
Still, hearing aids won’t accomplish much without the batteries, making them a requirement. By providing a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries, you can remove the trouble and cost connected with the process of managing the supply.
Not sure which hearing aid batteries to buy? Give us a call.
Custom Ear Protection
Are you shopping for any musicians? Any hunters in the household?
The gift of tailor made ear protection can reduce the risk of hearing injury and future hearing loss. And in contrast to the cheap foam earplugs sold at the convenience store, custom earplugs are specifically manufactured to repress hazardous sounds while preserving the important sounds. This eliminates the “muffled” sound affiliated with foam earplugs.
Call us for more information about custom ear protection.
Hearing Aid Accessories
All hearing aids will require routine maintenance and cleaning to assure extended, optimum performance. And although this can’t be avoided, it can be made a great deal 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, such as harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds.
- Hearing aid dehumidifiers clear away excess moisture and lengthen the life of the parts of the hearing aids.
- Hearing aid multi-tools incorporate a magnet for battery removal along with 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 more convenient.
Not certain which accessories you’ll need for a specific hearing aid? Give us a call and we’ll help you find the right products.
Here’s a popular gift idea, as these products turn a pair of hearing aids into a pair of premium headsets.
Streamers are devices 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.
Are you aware that numerous hearing aid models can be operated with mobile electronic devices like 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 better yet. Along with compatible hearing aids, you can subtly control hearing aid volume and can change the settings straight from the portable device.
This is one function that, once you have it, you’ll never go without it again. Talk to us 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 pair of digital hearing aids.
Admittedly, you can’t just go out and purchase a pair of hearing aids. Each person’s hearing loss is distinctive and will require a hearing examination, not to mention that each individual will have specific preferences in terms of hearing aid style and functionality.
But providing a gift card to cover the cost could encourage someone to finally buy the hearing aids they know will ultimately contribute to a better 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 ideal hearing-related gift.