Holiday Gift Ideas for Loved Ones and Friends with Hearing Aids

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS HEARING LOSS NEWS & INFORMATION

Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS

Susan began her full time career with Welsch Hearing Aid Company in December, 1984 as the Office Manager. On March 5, 1985, she became a State Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist. In 1994, she passed her National Board for Certification Examination and became *Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences.
Susan L Fenrich, BC-HIS

Hmm…What to get that special person that would be just the right present? That’s the question for gift-givers everywhere at holidays,

“Want to give a useful gift that matters?”

birthdays, or any gift-giving occasion. For those people in your life that wear hearing aids, there are several appropriate options that are sure to be appreciated and useful. Hearing aids are an expensive investment, so it only makes sense for the wearer to protect them from damage, wear and tear, and to keep them neat and clean.

Two of the biggest damaging factors are ear wax and moisture, so a very useful gift is The Dry and Store® system. This appliance has a germicidal lamp for sterilization, while The Zephyer® system is used for drying only. These systems work with cochlear implant equipment as well. The equipment circulates warm, dry air around the hearing devices. Then specially formulated Dry-Brik II® desiccants absorb the moisture. The Global II® model offers a germicidal lamp that destroys 99.9% of microorganisms that cause ear odors, itching, and infections. These effective hearing aid dryer systems are available at Welsch Hearing Aid Company, as are the Dry-Brik II desiccants alone, which make great stocking stuffers!

Other gift ideas include assistive listening devices that work with hearing aids to enhance their effectiveness in a variety of situations. For example, the ReSound Unite® line of wireless accessories includes TV remote controllers, loops, mini mics and phone clips for most major hearing aid brands. Or how about a digital amplified answering machine? The Clear Sound® system not only adjusts volume but the speed of the playback as well. The large LCD display is also helpful to know how many messages you have received. Also consider batteries, (a must have for hearing aid wearers), or gift certificates for services accessories and instruments. They make great stocking stuffers too!

By Susan L. Fenrich, BC-HIS, Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
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