Valentine Gifts for the Hard of Hearing 

Who is your Valentine?

Does your loved one have difficulty hearing in noisy restaurants? Or is he or she tired of turning the TV volume higher? If so, here are some useful gits, in enough time to purchase for your Valentine.

Sound Enhancers for your Valentine

Hearing the TV is one of the most frustrating things for people with hearing loss. Electronic devices available today offer different types of sound enhancers:

  1. A TV listening speaker is a simple-to-use way of making the sound louder without raising the volume. The portable wireless speaker can be used throughout the house. 
  1. Wireless headphones, intended for listening to television, are offered through a variety of manufacturers. The headphones rest on the wireless transmitter when not being used. 
  1. A chair audio loop is for people with hearing aids made with telecoils. The small, easily installed induction loop transmits the television sounds directly into the hearing aid or cochlear implant. It may also be connected to other sound sources.

Hearing Alarm Clocks

An unexpected complication of hearing loss is the inability to hear an alarm clock. When people remove their hearing aids and cochlear implants, they can’t hear the alarm and do not wake up on time. Fortunately, there are solutions both for the bedside table and for traveling.

Several brands and types of alarm clocks for your nightstand wake you with a simulated sunrise. This type of alarm clock has many variations, which use light that gradually grows brighter. On the road, a vibrating alarm clock is an option. 


Personal sound amplification products, or PSAPs, also offer many benefits. Furthermore, PSAPs amplify sounds but do not address other components of hearing loss, such as distortion. They are ready to wear right out of the box. They don’t require any testing or fitting. There is a primary concern expressed by audiologists and hearing health professionals. A potentially debilitating condition might go unexamined in the rush to get low-cost hearing help. Finally, a professional hearing test can determine if your hearing loss is simply age-related or the result of another medical cause, ranging from ear wax to a tumor.

Dr. Joe Griffith, with Accessible Hearing Aids, is a certified audiologist who addresses all hearing concerns and ensures you get the hearing help you deserve. Call today at (504) 738-4557 to schedule your appointment!