Do you still have holiday shopping to do? Or maybe you just want to find something special for yourself or someone who has been there for you all year. Here are some recommendations from the ALDA board for gift ideas and ‘stocking stuffers’ that we have found useful:
PowerOne Implant Plus Size 675 by PowerOne, 6 Batteries: Batteries make the cochlear implants keep working. A thoughtful gift for someone who keeps forgetting to pick up their own!
Sonic Alert SBP100 Portable Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock: This is a great gift as it is super practical for home or travel. The Sonic Shaker has a bed shaking function and extra loud alarm to guarantee you will get up for work or catch your flight on time.
ClearMask Transparent Face Mask | Anti-Fog (package of 24): These masks help everyone! Stock up or give them to groups in support of the lip readers among us. You don’t have to have hearing loss to find the lack of visual cues disconcerting. Since it seems that we’ll all be masking up for a while yet, consider making someone else’s life easier.
Williams Sound PockeTalker Ultra Duo Sound Amplifier with Headphone & Earbud, Year Supply of Batteries & Liberty Microfiber Cloth: Far less expensive than hearing aids, this great gadget will amplify volume and also reduce background noise. Unlike hearing aids, it won’t be personalized for individual needs, but it’s helpful support tech and might be just the right gift for that someone on your list who refuses to wear hearing aids but could use a boost in small conversations, or even while watching television!
Lifetone Bedside Vibrating Fire Alarm and Clock with Bed Shaker: This cool technology will wake you from the deepest sleep to get up and go whether you have to make an appointment or escape due to a fire in your home! Show the love with safety measures for the people you care about.
Listen with the Heart: Relationships and Hearing Loss : Hearing loss impacts every aspect of our lives. This stories in this book chronicle the unique challenges of hearing loss in interpersonal relationships, including communication, self-identity, and how to continue sharing and growing in these relationships.
The Way I Hear It: A Life with Hearing Loss: Gael Hannan explodes one myth after another in a witty and insightful journey into life with hearing loss at every age. Blending personal stories with practical strategies, Gael shines a light onto a world of communication challenges with wisdom and humor.
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