As you ready to do your holiday shopping, you may find yourself wondering what would be a useful and practical gift for someone who is dealing with hearing loss. There are a number of tools and gadgets available for those who use hearing aids such as hearing amplifiers, alarm clocks, telephones, and others. If you would like to know more about hearing impairment and would like to schedule an appointment for your loved one, contact The Hearing Doctors (ENT Associates of South Florida) in Plantation.
Vibrating alarm clock
For those suffering from hearing loss, waking up in the morning can be a difficult task. A regular alarm clock simply may not be loud enough or they may need additional prompting in order to awaken. Thankfully, alarm clocks exist for people who may have some form of hearing loss that have other methods of waking up the individual. Some can carry light strobe lights that go off at the predetermined time or will vibrate violently until it is shut off. Others also exist that can be connected to turn on a lamp at the hour it goes off.
If you have a loved one that is far from you and would like to communicate with them more efficiently, a captioned telephone can ease the flow of communication. Captioned telephones take the words spoken and transform them into text that appears on a screen for the hearing-impaired person to see. This eases the flow of communication between you and your loved one without strain on either end.
A personal listening amplifier can be purchased for those who seek assistance hearing recreationally, such as in a restaurant or while watching television. Hearing amplifiers allow those using them to hear more clearly and more loudly.
Hearing aid accessories
- Battery caddy – A battery caddy allows those with hearing aids to be able to carry spare batteries on them at all times.
- Dryer – A hearing aid dryer can safely remove perspiration and moisture from your hearing aids.
- Clips – Clips help attach hearing aids to the wearer’s clothing so that they can participate in an active lifestyle without worrying about losing their hearing aids.
- Sweatbands – A sweatband can protect the wearer from getting damage to their hearing aids.
People who struggle with hearing are going to have a difficult time distinguishing conversations in a television program from the background noise. For this purpose, there exist several different speakers which do, essentially, the work of a hearing aid in drawing out the sound of voices on television and distinguishing them from the background noise.
Those suffering from hearing loss have a number of tools available to help them in their everyday life and there is no better way to surprise them this holiday season than to give some of these to them as a gift. If you have a loved one who is dealing with hearing loss and you would like to schedule an appointment for them with a professional audiologist, contact The Hearing Doctors (ENT Associates of South Florida) in Plantation to have them fitted for hearing aids.