Hearing difficulties can have a profound impact on daily life. Besides impacting your ability to watch the shows and listen to the music you like, there can be safety complications. When your loved one is unable to hear the doorbell or fire alarm ring, this can be dangerous in the event of an emergency. Thankfully, there are many products to ease hearing-impaired seniors on the market today. We share with you some of our recommendations in this article.
If you or your loved one haven’t gotten around to getting hearing aids yet, you may wish to get started with a hearing amplifier. Unlike hearing aids, which you will need to be assessed for, you can get a hearing amplifier relatively cheaply online. With different volume levels and memory programs, you can easily adjust it to the setting that suits you best.
In addition, a hearing amplifier can reduce background noise and boost the sounds closest to the user. This makes them a good choice for one-on-one conversations, watching TV, or having a conversation within an enclosed space.
Flashing Fire Alarms
A fire alarm may not be much use if your loved one can’t hear it when it goes off. This can be highly dangerous when an emergency does occur. To this end, you may wish to get one that also flashes to alert you of any dangers. You can find a range of smoke detectors and fire alarms that come with flashing lights available to purchase online.
Wireless TV Speakers and Headset Systems
If the family likes to watch TV together, it can be hard finding a compromise on the volume. You or your hearing-impaired loved one may need the volume turned up, but that may end up being too loud for everyone else. With a wireless TV speaker or headset system that can be used by your loved one or placed next to them, they can benefit from a louder volume while the TV runs on a comfortable volume for the rest of the family – a win-win situation!
Live a Happy and Healthy Retirement Life at The Summit
If aging in place is taking its toll on you or you require some assistance with activities of daily living, have you considered making the move to a retirement community? At The Summit, we offer a full range of lifestyle options to suit all needs, including assisted living and memory care. Regardless of whether you are making the move as an individual, a couple, or with a friend/sibling, you can find a floor plan to suit your requirements from our vast selection.
When you schedule a tour with us, you will be treated to a complimentary lunch as well as a complete tour of our stylish grounds. Discover our lush landscaped gardens and outdoor entertainment areas before checking out our games room and media center where you can spend some time unwinding with neighbors. Join our community today!