With one out of every five individuals in the US afflicted with some degree of hearing loss, there’s a good chance you know at least one individual who has some difficulty hearing.
And bearing in mind the strong connections among healthy hearing and physical, mental, and social health, the holiday season is the optimal opportunity to provide an extremely meaningful gift.
If you do know someone with hearing loss, here are a couple of great gift ideas:
A Year’s Provision of Hearing Aid Batteries
Do you know anyone who really enjoys shopping for batteries?
We don’t either.
Nevertheless, hearing aids will not accomplish much without the batteries, making them a necessity. By providing a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries, you could remove the burden and expense associated with the work of managing the supply.
Not sure which hearing aid batteries to purchase? Give us a call.
Custom Ear Protection
Are you buying for any musicians? Any hunters in the family?
The gift of custom made ear protection could reduce the risk of hearing injury and long-term hearing loss. And in contrast to the cheap foam earplugs sold at the convenience store, custom earplugs are specially produced to reduce damaging sounds while preserving the important sounds. This helps prevent the “muffled” sound affiliated with foam earplugs.
Call us for more information about custom ear protection.
Hearing Aid Accessories
All hearing aids mandate routine upkeep and cleaning to ensure sustained, optimal performance. And while this can’t be averted, it can be made a whole lot easier.
Here are a couple of 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 remove excess moisture and prolong the life of the components of the hearing aids.
- Hearing aid multi-tools consist of 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 being used and can make transport easier.
Not sure which accessories you’ll need for a specific hearing aid? Give us a call and we’ll help you find the most suitable products.
Here’s a favorite gift idea, as these gadgets convert a pair of hearing aids into a set of high-quality earphones.
Streamers are devices that will pick up an audio signal—from a computer, TV, 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 controlled with mobile 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 discreetly adjust hearing aid volume and can alter the settings right 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 let you know 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.
As you can imagine, you can’t just venture out and purchase a pair of hearing aids. Each person’s hearing loss is distinctive and will require a hearing test, not to mention that each individual will have specific preferences in terms of hearing aid style and functionality.
But presenting a gift card to cover the expense could prompt someone to finally buy the hearing aids they know will ultimately lead to a better all-around quality of life.
And how many gifts can really accomplish that?
Want more gift ideas?
Let us know about the person you’re shopping for and we can help you find the perfect hearing-related gift.