4 ways to protect one’s hearing

When it comes to holiday shopping, some people can be hard to buy for! We all want to come up with that perfect gift idea that will actually be useful in someone’s everyday life, but it’s not always easy. 

If someone on your gift list wears hearing aids or wants to make an effort to protect their hearing, you might not be familiar with the products and accessories available to support them. 

To help, we’ve rounded up four practical gift ideas for hearing health, whether you’re looking for something to add to your own wish list or to give to a loved one.

Reusable Earplugs: For someone who could use a little less noise

If you know someone looking for a comfortable way to protect their hearing, but who is tired of disposable earplugs, AudioNova’s reusable earplugs make the perfect gift. 

These reusable, washable earplugs are designed for comfort and feature natural sound and ventilation of the ear, making them an environmentally friendly option to protect your hearing. 

Depending on the wearer’s profession, hobbies, and preferences, AudioNova universal fit earplugs come in four activity-specific models to provide the best hearing experience while protecting the ears from harmful or distracting noise:

  • Swim: Designed to block out water while keeping full situational awareness. 

  • Music: Make it safe for you to listen to loud music for multiple hours.

  • Active: Designed to keep your ears and hearing protected while doing noisy work. 

  • SleepTight: Reduce exterior sounds so that you can sleep peacefully. 

Unlike standard earplugs, these don’t block sound. Instead, they refine sound through attenuation – a method for limiting and filtering sound. This gives the wearer a natural experience while staying protected.

Find all four models of AudioNova hearing protection on our online store!

Roger On: For someone who wants to be in on every conversation

If someone on your list already wears hearing aids, an accessory like Roger On might be just what they need to participate effortlessly in every type of conversation. 

Roger On is a wireless microphone that helps people hear clearly in almost any challenging listening situation, especially when there is background noise or distance between the speakers. Sound is picked up from the microphone and sent directly to the user’s hearing aids.

This helps improve the quality of conversations in all kinds of situations, like when dining in a restaurant, playing sports, or watching TV. You can simply hold the microphone in your hand, place it on a table, or have it worn by the person speaking. 

It automatically adapts to the listening situation and environmental noise, making it easy to use, and is universally compatible with almost all hearing aids and cochlear implant sound processors on the market. 

Learn more about Roger On.

Noise-Cancelling Headphones: For someone who wants to block out distraction

If you know someone who commutes every day on a noisy bus or train, or who could use a little more focus when getting work done at their desk, a pair of noise-cancelling headphones are a great way to eliminate distracting background noise. 

Thanks to the noise cancellation technology and improved sound quality, these headphones are healthy for your ears because they let you listen to music, podcasts, and other media at a lower level. Plus, they make it easy to stay focused on your work, learning, and conversations when you don’t need to actively filter out distracting noise. 

When picking out a pair of noise-cancelling headphones for a gift, there are several factors to consider. Options range in price, portability, convenience, and your desired level of sound quality. 

No matter which option you pick, noise-cancelling technology will allow your loved one to relax, focus, and enjoy commutes more than ever, and easily become one of their favourite  travel accessories. 

Check out our guide on how to choose the best noise-cancelling headphones.

Hearing Aid Upgrade: For someone who wants to fully experience the sounds around them

If someone on your gift list currently wears hearing aids, it might be time to upgrade them to the newest technology! This is an especially useful gift if they’ve expressed frustration with their current hearing aids, or have noticed they’re wearing down. Advancements in hearing aid technology mean that the newer models provide clearer sound and even support the wearer’s overall health goals. 

The most recent technology from Phonak, Audéo Lumity, features an updated operating system and unique SmartSpeech™ Technology that lets you take in words better than before. It’s designed to help improve the quality of conversations in many challenging listening situations, and automatically adjusts its settings to give the best possible hearing.

For those looking to get more out of their hearing aids, Audéo Fit is a hearing solution that not only delivers crisp and clear sound, but automatically tracks your heart rate, steps, distance walked or ran, and activity levels throughout the day. This is a great upgrade for anyone interested in further engaging with their health while getting the best in sound quality. If you know someone who ​​wants to experience crystal-clear sound and be free to participate in any activity, in any conditions, without worrying about their hearing aids, Audéo Life could be just what they need. It’s the world’s first waterproof rechargeable hearing aid, and the perfect hearing companion for being outside on a rainy day, spending time at the beach, or working up a sweat at the gym.

Learn more about some of the newest hearing aid technology here.

Shopping for someone special?

Getting a gift that improves someone's hearing health shows that you care about their goals and quality of life. If you’d like more information on hearing health products or would like to book an appointment to get your hearing checked, find your local Connect Hearing clinic team here: https://clinics.connecthearing.ca/search