With one out of every five people in the United States suffering with some degree of hearing loss, there’s a good chance you know at least one person who has some difficulty hearing.
And bearing in mind the strong connections between healthy hearing and physical, psychological, and social health, the holiday season is the optimal chance to provide a highly meaningful gift.
If you do know somebody with hearing loss, here are a number of fantastic gift ideas:
A Year’s Worth Supply of Hearing Aid Batteries
Do you know anyone who really takes pleasure in shopping for batteries?
We don’t either.
Nonetheless, 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 can eliminate the responsibility and cost associated with the work of managing the supply.
Not sure which hearing aid batteries to purchase? Contact us today.
Custom Ear Protection
Are you buying for any musicians? Any hunters in the household?
The gift of specialty ear protection could protect against hearing injury and long-term hearing loss. And contrary to the low cost foam earplugs sold at the convenience store, custom earplugs are specially engineered to curb destructive sounds while preserving the essential sounds. This removes the “muffled” sound related to foam earplugs.
Talk to us for more information about custom ear protection.
Hearing Aid Accessories
All hearing aids demand routine maintenance and cleaning to ensure extended, optimal performance. And although 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 apply ultraviolet light to safely and comprehensively kill hazardous pathogens, including harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds.
- Hearing aid dehumidifiers eliminate 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 in use and can make transport more convenient.
Not sure which accessories you’ll need for a specific hearing aid? Talk to us 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 pair of top-quality headphones.
Streamers are devices that will pick up an audio signal—from a computer, TV, or other device—and will send the signal directly to the hearing aids for crystal-clear sound.
Did you know that several hearing aid models can be operated with mobile electronic devices like cell phones and digital watches?
A smartphone or digital watch is a terrific gift to begin with, but for those with hearing loss, it’s even better. With compatible hearing aids, you can subtly adjust hearing aid volume and can change the settings straight 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 inform you of 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 pair of digital hearing aids.
As you can imagine, you can’t just go out and purchase a pair of hearing aids. Each person’s hearing loss is distinctive and requires a professional hearing examination, not to mention that each individual will have special preferences in terms of hearing aid style and functionality.
But presenting 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 just how many gifts can accomplish that?
Need more gift ideas?
Tell us about the person you’re buying for and we can help you find the ideal hearing-related gift.