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Christmas Present

With one out of every five individuals in the US afflicted with some form of hearing loss, there’s a high probability that you know at least one person who has some difficulty hearing.

And considering the potent connections among healthy hearing and physical, mental, and social health, the holiday season is the ideally suited opportunity to give 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 genuinely looks forward to shopping for batteries?

We don’t either.

Still, hearing aids will not accomplish much without the batteries, which makes them a must have. By giving a year’s supply of hearing aid batteries, you can take away the trouble and expense connected with the process of managing the supply.

Not certain which hearing aid batteries to buy? Contact us today.

Customized Ear Protection

Are you shopping for any musicians? Any hunters in the family?

The gift of tailor made ear protection can reduce the risk of hearing damage and future hearing loss. And unlike the cheaper foam earplugs sold at the convenience store, custom earplugs are expressly engineered to curb harmful sounds while conserving the important sounds. This removes the “muffled” sound linked with foam earplugs.

Talk to us for more information about custom ear protection.

Hearing Aid Accessories

All hearing aids require routine maintenance and cleaning to assure ongoing, optimum performance. And while this can’t be averted, it can be made a whole lot 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 dangerous pathogens, such as harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds.
  • Hearing aid dehumidifiers clear away excessive moisture and increase the life of the parts of the hearing aids.
  • Hearing aid multi-tools feature 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 easier.

Uncertain of which accessories you’ll require for a particular hearing aid? Talk to us and we’ll help you find the right products.

Streamers

This is a popular gift idea, as these products turn a pair of hearing aids into a pair of high-quality earphones.

Streamers are gadgets 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.

Wireless Management

Did you know that several 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. Together with compatible hearing aids, you can inconspicuously control hearing aid volume and can adjust 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.

Hearing Aids

Last but not least, if you want to go 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 unique and requires a hearing examination, not to mention that each individual will have special preferences with regard to 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 lead to a greater overall quality of life.

And how many gifts can really accomplish that?


Need more gift ideas?

Let us know about the person you’re buying for and we can help you find the perfect hearing-related gift.