On February 14th people around the globe will celebrate Valentine's Day. For the vast majority of people, the day is mostly associated with buying and receiving a gift from a loved one. Searching for gift ideas that are slightly different to normal for a loved one who is hard of hearing can be difficult. For this Valentine's Day there are several options at different levels of cost that you may like to consider.
Small Gifts for the Hard of HearingThe hard of hearing often use a wide range of amplified devices to manage their hearing loss in their day-to-day lives. The most common amplified devices are hearing aids that are used by 1.4 million individuals in the UK alone. This represents an option to purchase an affordable accessory to improve the workings and handling of the hearing aid. Hearing aid accessories are available from as low as £0.50 and feature a wide range of useful products such as the Rayovac hearing aid battery caddy that helps ensure that available hearing aid batteries are only a pocket away as the product fits onto a keyring. Another fantastic gift idea is the immensely popular digital keyring Rayovac battery tester that fits in the pocket and helps ensure that the hearing aid wearer is aware of the remaining battery life, very useful.
Alarm ClocksMany people find waking up on time difficult, but try it without been able to hear your alarm clock ringing. Now that is really difficult don’t you agree? Fortunately, a number of dedicated hard of hearing aid companies such as Geemarc, Sonic Alert, and Amplicomms offer a wide range of loud alarm clocks for the hard of hearing. These highly affordable alarm clocks provide complete sensory triggers from loud ringers to flashing lights and even under pillow vibration pads (depending on the model). They are also easy to carry around so for the hard of hearing who travel often, these are almost a must have.
It is in our nature to communicate with others and to seek their attention. Other than talking face-to-face, the phone is probably the most prolific communication device used by people from all walks of life. The hard of hearing often struggle using the phone, as normal off the shelf phones are simply unusable. It is common for the ringer volume to sound too weak and for the caller's voice to sound unclear. Many people are unaware that there is a growing range of amplified phones that are designed to match their needs and they are available at remarkably affordable prices. Amplified phones can completely transform communication for a hard of hearing telephone user. Their main benefits include highly amplified ringer, telecoil compatibility, simplicity, adjustable speaker levels and affordability. They are truly fantastic gifts for Valentine's Day and for any other occasion. If your budget allows you to spend close to £100 or more, you will find even more gift ideas. As we said at the start, the most common device to manage hearing loss is a hearing aid. It is true that buying a hearing aid privately can cost hundreds, if not thousands of pounds. However at hearingdirect.com we pride ourselves on the affordability of our products. Finally, check out the HearingDirect sales clearance page for bargains on hard of hearing aids.
Finally...Don't let hearing loss become a barrier to a successful relationship. In our blog post on Hearing Loss and Relationships we offer some tips on how to cope.
About Hearing Direct
We are one of the world's leading hearing aid specialists. Hearing Direct offers a wide range of affordable products, as well as information resources to help improve the quality of life for the hard of hearing. We sell:
- Hearing aids,
- Hearing Aid Accessories such as earplugs,
- and amplified devices such as super loud alarm clocks and amplified phones.