Want to give your loved one with hearing loss a gift that keeps
on giving this holiday season? We’ve got just the ticket! Giving a
practical gift like the ones we’ve listed in our top gift ideas for
people with hearing loss is a great way to show that you care about your
loved one’s needs. These gifts will make their life easier and more
enjoyable for a long time to come.
Fighting over the TV volume? Get a streamer
Watching TV is difficult when you have a hearing loss. Not with the ReSound TV Streamer 2.
This nifty gadget transforms hearing aids into wireless headphones for
TV, computers, and stereos. The ReSound TV Streamer 2 lets your loved
one set their own volume in their hearing aids separately to the volume
you hear in the room. Yes, that means you’ll both be able to enjoy
movies, TV shows, radio shows and your favorite music together again.
Upgrade their aid
Does your loved one have an old-style hearing aid? Modern hearing aids like the LiNX Quattro
could revolutionize their hearing experience. This unrivalled device
boasts every type of streaming imaginable, brilliant sound quality and
the benefit of personalization and support from ReSound Assist. It’s the world’s most advanced, rechargeable hearing aid and your loved one deserves the best.
Do they have trouble with phone calls? – Go with a caption phone
Caption phones convert
what the person on the other end of the phone is saying into text that
appears almost instantly on the caption phone’s display. They’re usually
free. Simply sign up to apply for one.
They don’t hear their morning alarm? Try a SmartShaker
is a small vibrating pad that slips under your loved one’s pillow. Hook
it up to a smartphone and it’ll gently shake them awake when their
smartphone alarm rings.
Tinnitus trouble? The ReSound Relief app saves the day
If your loved one is exhausted and stressed out by the constant din of tinnitus, the ReSound Relief app
will help them to get the sleep, concentration and hearing clarity
they’ve been missing. It masks any kind of tinnitus. Get the easy-to-use
app on their smartphone or tablet and your loved one can use it with
any headphones or Bluetooth enabled hearing aids.
Gifts that keep on giving
Does your loved one have a hearing problem they don’t want to face?
The biggest gift you can give them is to take them to a hearing test
where a supportive and understanding team of Audiologists can help them
to hear better.
If you’d like some help figuring out how to approach the subject,
contact one of our five offices at Physicians Hearing Care today. We’re
leading audiologists in Tennessee and strive to make hearing care &
support available and affordable for everyone in the East Tennessee
communities. Happy holidays!
Dr. Kalyn Bradford is the Director of Hearing Aid Services here at Physician’s Hearing Care. She completed her externship with Physician’s Hearing Care in 2013 and subsequently joined the practice in 2014 after graduating with her doctoral degree in audiology from Louisiana Tech University. She joined PHC as a Clinical Audiologist where she performed comprehensive audiological exams and specialized in helping patients to hear better using the latest hearing aid technology available. She has carried that experience into her current role as Director of Hearing Aid Services, where she does an excellent job managing the Audiologists to ensure that all patients are treated with the best hearing care possible.