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Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for people with hearing loss

gifts for people with hearing loss Christmas 2020
2020 has been a year. Let’s make these holidays extra special by finding that perfect gift. Whether you have hearing loss yourself, or if you’re looking for a gift for a loved one who is deaf or hard of hearing, we’ve selected some of our favorite hearing-themed gifts for 2020.

This is the HearingLikeMe.com Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for people with hearing loss.

Toys and Games

LEGO minifigure with a hearing aid

The LEGO® City Main Square is inspired by the popular LEGO City Adventures TV show. In this year’s set, the LEGO City Main Square features the iconic town hall building, a limo for Mayor Fleck, a classic diner, the great city park with room for concerts and special celebrations, an InterCity tram and of course familiar characters for endless story-building fun. It also includes Lego’s first minifigure with a hearing aid. 

Doll with hearing aids

The newest American Girl doll was created with a specific goal in mind: to prove that girls with hearing loss can do anything. Joss Kendrick, American Girl’s Girl of the Year™ 2020, is the first deaf American girl doll. According to AmericanGirl.com, “Her hearing aid comes with its own carrying case and a brush to keep the sand out of it (plus a backup hearing aid in case she can’t find hers).”

Read more: American Girl releases first doll with hearing loss

There are also a variety of other dolls with hearing aids on Etsy.com.

Clothing and Accessories

Accessible face masks

This year we’ve all had to be a little more visible regarding our hearing loss, especially when it comes to face masks. A face mask with a statement, or a see-through mask for lipreading is a great gift to keep us healthy. We love the “Smile Mask” created in collaboration with Deaf actress Millicent Simmonds.

Read more: Face masks for hearing aid users

Statement clothing

We dig the clothing from d/festo, created by Nicole – a designer who was born deaf – to use her skillsets and life experience to spread positivity in the community. “She knows how it feels to be isolated and different from everyone else,” according to d/festo.com.”She wants to reassure other deaf and hard of hearing individuals to feel confident and comfortable with a part of who they are.”

Jewlery

ASL necklace

Express signs of love with ASL Sign Language jewelry. We love this dainty “I love you” necklace in 14K gold, from Etsy.

Hearing aid charms

Show off your hearing technology with charms and gems. We love the variation of styles for adults and kids from Little Auricles, which was created by an audiologist to help people with hearing loss feel empowered and proud of their differences.

Technology

Roger Pen

phonak roger pen

Anyone who uses hearing technology can get an extra boost in their hearing performance with help from the Phonak Roger Pen. The external microphone shaped like a pen, has proven especially useful when social distancing.

“While maintaining 6 feet of social distance between one another, Roger technology offers patients ease of mind knowing that they are safe without missing out on the conversation,” according to Phonak. “While using a Roger solution patients have a tool to use to overcome the distance between each other by placing Roger on the table or desk, placing it around the speaker’s neck, or even clipped to their pocket.”

Purchase a Phonak Roger Pen though a local hearing care professional.

Alarm clock

Vibrating alarm clocks are popular gifts for people with hearing loss. Now, you can wake up with ease with the Bellman & Symfon Alarm Clock. Rated the #1 alarm clock for people with hearing loss, it comes with a motion and flashing light settings, as well as an ascending-volume alarm.

Digital Doorbell 

Waiting on your next Amazon order but keep missing the delivery man? Amazon has a solution to that, with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. Rated the best doorbell for people with hearing loss, the doorbell sends announcements of arrivals to your Echo devices, users can see, hear and speak to visitors via their iPhone, and it has a motion detector.

Apps and Services

myPhonak app

Phonak Paradise and Marvel hearing aid users can take advantage of the myPhonak app, which offers remote control functionality and more control over their hearing journey. The app is free, but consider helping a loved one install the app as a gift!

myPhonak allows the user to adjust the volume and programs, as well as noise reduction and microphone directionality. The app also enables you to communicate with your HCP and have your hearing aids adjusted remotely and in real-time through Remote Support. Download it from the App store and Google Play.

Home goods and Accessories

We love this cheery “All Ears Mug” from Etsy.

Whether you’re drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug’s for you! It’s sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that’ll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.

For lovers of HearingLikeMe.com, we also have a hearing aid heart mug guaranteed to be the perfect way to start your day.

 

Did we miss something that you think we should add to our Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for people with hearing loss? Let us know stories@hearinglikeme.com.
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The HearingLikeMe editorial team includes Jill Blocker von Bueren and Lisa Goldstein.
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