Are you looking for a practical present that will enhance the hearing of a friend or member your family?
Here’s angli-EAR Hearing’s guide to Christmas present ideas to suit every budget!
For the person who has everything (or perhaps they don’t hear you ask what they would like for Christmas?!)
Whilst a new hearing aid may be tiny in size, its impact for the wearer and the people around them is life changing.
Most people change their hearing aids every 5 years. Not because they stop functioning, but because the hearing aid technology has advanced to better meet the modern hearing aid user. Some hearing aids are rechargeable, which means no fiddling around with tiny batteries. The clarity of the sound you hear improves all the time as technology changes and Bluetooth® enabled technology in some models makes phone calls easier for everyone.
The first step to better hearing is a full diagnostic assessment so that we can recommend the correct prescription. During the month of December we are offering a voucher for a free diagnostic assessment for appointments booked before the 23rd December 2021.
Gifts for under £30
A non-rechargeable hearing aid’s batteries need to be changed every 2 – 14 days (depending on the battery size) so a year’s supply of batteries cost £60 (£30 per box).
Batteries come in 4 sizes: 10, 312, 13 and 675, so a quick check will ensure you pick the right size.
Domes and wax filters cost £10 each for a pack. A pack of each should be enough for a year’s worth of cleaning. As with batteries, domes and wax filters are available in different sizes for different hearing instruments. If your friend or relative isn’t a client of angli-EAR Hearing’s, please speak to us or bring a sample of their current domes or filters so we ensure we supply you with the correct products.
Gifts for under £100
Wax removal is a simple and effective procedure which people often put off, but at £80 it makes a great gift. It’s a quick and easy procedure but makes such a difference people to people’s lives.
If a loved one needs to have wax removed more than 3 times a year you could consider our Premier Plan? Costing just £20 per month (minimum 12 month subscription), the Premier Plan offers the benefit of wax removal for as often as needed through the year.
Accessories to make life easier, for under £300
Imagine making smart hearing aids even smarter!
A smart mobile phone is a really great accessory. Most hearing aids have an app which allows the user to control the hearing aid volume and change the programs directly from their smartphone. Some hearing instruments allow the mobile phone to stream music and calls directly to the hearing aids so that they perform a function similar to wireless headphones. This means the user can hear music, listen to audio books and make phone calls direct from a mobile phone.
A remote control is an alternative to a mobile phone for controlling the hearing aid’s volume and functionality. It works just like a TV remote control, except that it adjusts the program and volume of the hearing aid.
A TV box is an accessory which connects the TV directly to the hearing aid to improve the experience. This allows the wearer to listen to the TV at a volume that works for them whilst everyone else can listen to the TV at their own volume. It also works when the TV is muted.
How about a hearing aid drier?
Yes really! These remove the moisture that builds up in hearing aids. A UV lamp also kills any germs ensuring a more hygienic device.
A drying box from angli-EAR Hearing costs £125 and is a great gift for a hearing aid user.
Accessories for non-hearing aid users are a great Christmas present for the active person in your life.
How about wireless headphones which are designed for running, cycling and swimming? AfterShokz are a great choice for the active gadget lover in your life. These cutting-edge headphones come in different colours, each with different functionality but, most importantly, they are approved by UK Athletics for use in official races.
For live performance fans, how about custom ear plugs which allow the great sounds in – but at a comfortable level to ensure hearing is protected without ruining the fun?
Or, for gun sports folk, how about shooting plugs? Again, the technology blocks out the sound of the gun/rifle but allows other noises in as normal. If you have a friend or relative who already has shooting plugs, then maybe consider the gift of new batteries?
Did you know that your ears continue to grow throughout your life, so if your shooting plugs are more than 3 years old it may be time for new set that fit better in your ears!
If you would like any help and advice on the best Christmas gift to suit any budget then please give us a call and we will be happy to help with the best decision for your loved one.