Hear Me Out: 5 Gifts to Give Someone With Hearing Loss

  • Brenda Grant
  • November 14, 2017

Anyone can suffer hearing loss through illness, accident, genetics or the aging process. The realization of losing one of our important senses can be a traumatic experience, no matter what the reason or age it happens. If it does, there are things that can be done to help the situation in the same way someone wears glasses or uses a walker. Many people with hearing loss often visit an audiologist for specialized treatment.

This can give back some quality of life. There are gifts for people with hearing loss that can improve their life and bring some joy. Let’s take a look at some of these.

1. Headphones & Earbuds

There are some really high-quality headphones and earbuds that can make a huge difference to someone with hearing loss. Not only can you listen to music, it also helps with using the phone. Wireless earbuds can connect to Bluetooth, allowing the sound to be sent in a more direct way into the ear. These are quite expensive, but for someone with hearing loss, it makes a big difference that’s truly appreciated.

2. Television Headphones

Let’s face it; the TV is a big part of our lives. It can be incredibly frustrating to not be able to hear clearly what’s being said. It may be the news or a favourite TV show. Special headphones can use a radio signal or even Bluetooth to send sounds directly to the headphones. Hearing becomes clearer and more audible so you don’t have to miss out. You can keep enjoying your daily soap operas such as Coronation Street!

3. Alarm Clocks

Getting up in the morning thanks to our alarm clocks is something everyone takes for granted. But what if someone has hearing loss? After all, life has to go on. You still have to go to appointments, work or start your day. If you get up late, everything else ends up being late and can leave you in a state of panic and even make you angry and upset.

Special alarm clocks that vibrate allows you to feel it rather than hear it. There are also alarm clocks that make use of lights to slowly wake you up.

4. Captioned Phones

For people with a bit more severe hearing loss, captioned phones can mean that they can still communicate over the phone. The phone is connected to a service that will transcribe what is being said so that it can be seen and read as a caption on your phone. It’s almost in real-time, so it’s incredibly useful for someone with hearing loss.

5. For Kids

There are some great gifts for kids as well. There are books for children with hearing loss. There are decorative hearing aids that look like fun and cool things to wear in your ear that doesn’t even appear to let on that you have a hearing problem. There are even special headbands for babies with hearing loss to help the little angels to hear noises and mummy and daddy talk.

Consider giving gifts such as these to someone who has hearing loss. These are meaningful gifts that can make a big improvement in someone’s life.

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Hello, my name is Brenda and I'm a cancer survivor. I'm also a small business owner. Currently edging towards retirement, I hope to devote more time to my activism and social work in the near future. Helping those in need is my passion.