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      Your essential summer packing list

      Travel picks

      Whatever you’re doing this summer – heading on holiday, staying at home or tuning in to all the sporting action – we’ve a range of great products to help you, or a loved one with hearing loss, live life to the full. Plus, from 9 – 31 July, enjoy 5% off selected items in our Summer Essentials Sale.

      By: Sally Bromham | 09 July 2018

      Whether you’re off on a beach holiday, city break or cruise, or are visiting friends and family this summer, leave room in your suitcase for a few well-chosen gadgets.

      Our summer essentials are designed to help people who are deaf and those with tinnitus or hearing loss, enjoy every minute of the holiday season. From vibrating travel alarm clocks to ensure you don’t miss your flight, to earplugs for swimming, flying and sleeping, we’ve everything you need for a stress-free break. And don’t forget to pack a hearing aid dryer to remove trapped moisture – it can play havoc with your hearing aids in hot and humid weather.

      If you’re planning a staycation, we’ve a range of tried and tested products to help you get the most out of your home and garden. When the sun’s shining, don’t be stuck in the house waiting for an important phone call. Our cordless phones have a long range, so you can relax outside and take the phone with you. If you struggle to hear the TV, or have it too loud for others in the room, a TV listener will keep everyone happy. You’ll be able to watch all your favourite films, programmes and sporting events at a comfortable volume, while friends and family enjoy the action at their preferred level.

      Here’s a round-up of our top 10 picks, wherever you are over the next few months:

      Holiday time

      You’ll always wake on time for your flight, train or excursion with one of our vibrating alarm clocks:

      TravelTim vibrating alarm clock

      A264 Travel Tim

      If you’re off on holiday soon and often oversleep, the TravelTim alarm clock is the perfect travel companion. Designed for people with up to profound hearing loss, the TravelTim is also ideal if you, or a loved one, are a heavy sleeper and sometimes miss the alarm.

      • Loudness up to 73dB
      • Choose alert from vibration, sound, flash – or all three
      • Pillow strap to fix alarm clock to your pillowcase
      • The vibrating pad accessory lets you keep the alarm clock beside you to see the time.

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      Sonic Shaker travel alarm clock

      A254 Sonic Shaker Travel

      Another popular travel alarm is the super-compact Sonic Shaker that fits under the pillow. The strong vibrations will wake even the deepest of sleepers and the handy pillow strap means you don’t have to worry about it falling out while you’re asleep.

      • Loudness up to 80dB
      • Choose alert from vibration, sound or both
      • Four-minute snooze function
      • Comes with a protective travel case.

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      Home and away

      Wherever you are this summer, these must-have products will ensure you have a stress-free time:

      Phonak hearing aid maintenance pack

      H119 Hearing aid maintenance pack

      Taking care of your hearing aids means they’ll last longer – saving you money and reducing the number of trips to your audiologist. Plus, with fewer blockages, the sound will stay loud and clear. This great-value pack is your essential kit for looking after behind-the-ear aids.

      • Air blower to remove moisture from earmould and tubing
      • Dehumidifier and drying capsules to prevent damaging moisture build-up
      • Precision brush, wire loop tool and vent cleaner to keep hearing aids clean and safe
      • Cleansing spray and wipes to avoid itchy ears by killing off bacteria.

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      Amplicomms DB200+ hearing aid dryer

      DB200 plus hearing aid drying box open

      This hearing aid drying box is designed to remove moisture and condensation from hearing aids and cochlear implants. It provides a combination of gentle heat to dry excess moisture and UV light to help reduce bacterial growth.

      • Three settings: low humidity (two hours), normal humidity (four hours), high humidity (eight hours)
      • Four UV lights remove 99.9% of bacteria
      • Environmentally friendly – no need for chemicals
      • Built-in hearing aid battery tester.

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      Make a splash!

      Avoid ear infections, whether you’re taking the plunge at home or abroad this summer:

      Alpine SwimSafe swimming earplugs

      H102 SwimSafe swimming ear plugs

      SwimSafe earplugs are the perfect way to prevent ear infections when you’re swimming or doing water sports this summer. They keep water and cold wind out while still letting sound in. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic and silicone-free, so you won’t get irritated skin or itchy ears.

      • Prevent water from getting into your ears
      • Protect against ear infection and ‘swimmer's ear’
      • Ambient sounds and conversation can still be heard
      • Soft, comfortable fit.

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      And relax...

      These award-winning earplugs will help you relax during the day and at night:

      Alpine SleepSoft night time earplugs

      H106 SleepSoft night time ear plugs

      Sleep soundly this summer by blocking out noises that might keep you awake at night. SleepSoft earplugs are great for absorbing background noise, including snoring, traffic and loud music. Relax in the knowledge you’ll still hear your alarm clock, doorbell and children.

      • Absorb ambient noise and snoring
      • Important sounds like the doorbell, phone and alarm clock can still be heard
      • Easy to insert and remove, and comfortable to wear
      • Reusable, silicone-free and hypoallergenic.

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      Alpine FlyFit travel earplugs

      H101 FlyFit travel ear plugs

      If changes in air pressure during take-off and landing cause pain in your ears, FlyFit earplugs can help by slowing down pressure changes. They also absorb background noise on train and bus journeys, so you’ll arrive at your destination well-rested.

      • Prevent pressure difference and ear pain when flying
      • Annoying engine and cabin noise is absorbed
      • Conversations can still be heard
      • Comfortable fit with soft, hypoallergenic material.

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      Stay connected

      Our range of cordless home phones mean that wherever you are in the house or garden, you can stay in touch with friends and loved ones. Here’s one of our bestselling phones:

      Doro Magna 2005 amplified cordless phone

      Doro Magna 2005 additional handset

      Never miss another call with the Magna 2005 phone. It has an exceptionally loud ringer and flashing light, so you’ll always know when someone’s calling. Plus, the adjustable tone control and volume-boost button will help you follow conversations more easily.

      • Maximum ringer volume 90dB
      • Increase handset volume up to 40dB
      • Built-in answering machine with remote access
      • Operating range up to 50m.

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      Tune into the summer of sport

      There’s a big summer of sport coming up and a TV listener will ensure you don’t miss any of the action. Read our blog or see below:

      Swing digital TV listener

      With the Swing digital wireless TV listener, you can listen to the TV, radio or stereo wherever you are in the house or garden. It consists of two parts: the base transmitter
      unit that plugs into your TV or stereo and the neckloop or stethoset that receives the sound.

      • Volume and tone control
      • Operating range up to 45m
      • Battery lasts up to six hours
      • Digital optical output.

      Neckloop version (if you use a hearing aid)

      L440 Digital Swing with neckloop

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      Stethoset version (if you don’t use a hearing aid)

      L439 Digital Swing with stethoset

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      Soothe your tinnitus

      If you, or a loved one, hear buzzing, ringing or hissing in your ears, you may be among the millions of people who have tinnitus. While there’s no cure, there are ways to manage tinnitus and stop it taking over your life. This is one of our most popular products:

      BST-100 Bluetooth sound speaker

      L463 SleepPhones (black)

      This portable and rechargeable sound speaker helps to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus and reduce the stress that can make it worse. The BST-100 has 10 non-looping sounds, or you can stream your own music from any Bluetooth-enabled device.

      • Operating range up to 10m
      • Operating time of 5–8 hours
      • Headphone connection for headphones or pillow speakers
      • Stream music from your Bluetooth device.

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      Find out more

      For full details about any of our summer essentials, click on the ‘More information’ button underneath each description above. Or, contact our expert Customer Services team who can advise on the most suitable product for you or a loved one:

      Telephone: 03330 144 525
      Textphone: 03330 144 530
      Email: solutions@hearingloss.org.uk
      Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.

      We’re the only UK charity with a full range of products for people living with deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus, so we’re the ideal source of impartial advice. And every purchase means that you’re helping fund research to cure hearing loss within a generation.

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