With the holiday season just around the corner, now’s the time to get prepared with your shopping list. Need a helping hand with your gift ideas? If you have a loved one with hearing loss, this is the list for you. Show you care and understand your loved one’s need by giving a gift that helps them to communicate or manage their hearing loss better.
Here are our top 6 gift ideas for people with hearing loss:
Vibrating alarm clock
The ILuv SmartShaker is a vibrating alarm clock which can make living with hearing loss easier. The SmartShaker’s small vibrating pad is designed to slip easily under a pillow where it can shake you awake. Your loved one can wirelessly connect the ILuv SmartShaker to their smartphone alarm. When the alarm rings, the SmartShaker vibrates to wake them up. No more missed alarms!
Hearing loss can make watching TV difficult. Does your loved one tend to put the volume up so high you can barely stand to be in the room? If so, you’ll both love the ReSound TV Streamer 2. It transforms hearing aids into wireless headphones so you can watch TV together again. Your loved one will be able to set their own volume in their hearing aids whilst friends and family choose a level that won’t blast the roof off. Got a large TV room? No problem. The ReSound TV Streamer 2 has a 22ft range. It works for stereos and computers too. Your loved one will soon be wondering how they managed without it.
WiFi digital doorbell
All the features of the SkyBell Digital Doorbell are perfect for someone who worries about missing the doorbell. The SkyBell will banish your loved ones worry lines by sending an instant alert to their smartphone whenever the doorbell rings. From their phone, they’ll be able to use the video feature to lipread or sign with whoever’s at the door.
Here’s another game changer. A caption phone includes a text screen that displays the near-instant text of what the person on the other end is saying. Caption phones are usually totally free, all you need to do is apply for one.
Modern hearing aid
Help your loved one feel in touch with the world around them by investing in some modern hearing aids such the ones from ReSound. ReSound hearing aids are designed to disappear from sight. They’re easy to operate and you can control them wirelessly from your smartphone or an easy-to-use remote control.
Tinnitus relief app
Does your loved one suffer from tinnitus? Sleep, concentration and understanding conversations all become difficult with tinnitus. Prolonged tinnitus often leads to exhaustion and stress. The ReSound Relief app can mask any kind of tinnitus and bring huge relief to your loved one. It’s easy to use with any Bluetooth hearing aid or any Bluetooth headphones alongside a tablet or smartphone with the app installed. Give your loved one relief from their tinnitus this festive season so they can spend more time enjoying the things that really matter.
Gifts that keep giving
All of the gifts we’ve listed aren’t just for the festive season, they can help your loved one to enjoy life for the long term. If you’d like more help and advice on how to help your loved one manage their hearing loss, contact the team of experienced Audiologists at Cornerstone Audiology in Big Spring, Lubbock and Snyder, Texas.
Because life is worth hearing!
Dr. Hubik is the owner and founder of one of West Texas’ most trusted and professional hearing providers, Cornerstone Audiology. She received her bachelor of science degree in communication disorders as well as her doctorate of audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). In her youth, Dr. Hubik became interested in helping people with hearing loss to communicate more effectively and therefore pursued a degree in this field. Dr. Hubik was born and raised in Anton, Texas and appreciates working with the people of West Texas. She and her team are proud to serve the hearing needs of their community.