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Discover the latest innovations in the low-vision, low-hearing, and mobility industry, as well as those must-have products to enhance your day-to-day life. Our Independent-Living Blogs will help inspire you and make your daily life a little less of a struggle and a bit more pleasurable with assistive products, suggestions, motivational stories and advice. MaxiAids Helps You Do It . . . Yourself™. We welcome you to leave a comment if you enjoyed reading a particular blog!
01 September, 2021

Low Vision Desktop Calculators for the Office

For anyone in an office environment whether it’s an at-home office back out to your office location MaxiAids has low vision calculators for those who are blind or visually impaired.

Our collection of desktop Talking Calculators feature large LCD displays and are incredibly easy to use. Our desktop calculators can be used in the office or out on the go! We have something for everyone in the market for a low vision calculator, even talking calculators with headphones for extra privacy.

Browse our Low Vision Calculators with large numbers, talking calculators, portable calculators, and any calculator product needed to make your office day easier.

 

10-Digit Talking Calculator-Earphone-Talking Alarm

 

Desk-Top Talking Calculator

 

Low Vision Talking Scientific Graphing Calculator-English-Spanish

 

Reizen 12-Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator

 

Platon XL Talking Low Vision Scientific Calculator

 

Calculator Hybrid Power Business 12 Digits

 

Calculator W2-Linetrack Back

 

QuickProfit Business Calculator

 

Reizen 12-Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator w-Earbuds

 

Platon Talking Scientific Calculator

 

Whether you're looking for a portable calculator or one to rest on your desk, we've got you covered. Shop more Low Vision Products for the office today!

19 August, 2021

Bar, Handheld, Dome, or Stand Magnifiers for Back to School

Heading back to school means a need for low vision aids for visually impaired students. Whether you need magnifiers for reading, on-the-go, or with a light built in, our selection of Bar Magnifiers, Handheld Magnifiers, Dome Magnifiers, and Stand Magnifiers will help start the school year off right.

Reading aids are a necessity for back to school, as are computer screen magnifiers. All of MaxiAids’ Magnifiers are here to bring your world into focus. If you need extra help focusing in the classroom or during virtual learning, magnification devices can help!

We have a wide variety of magnifying products that can set you up for success this school year. Browse our selection of Handheld, Dome, or Stand Magnifiers for back to school in a range of magnification strengths for your convenience. 

 

EZ Magnibar Combo -2 Magnifiers -1 with Yellow and 1 Aqua Tracker Line

 

MagniBar LED Lighted 2x Bar Magnifier

 

10x LED Lighted Handheld Magnifier

 

3.5x Handheld and 3x Stand Magnifier Combo Kit

 

6x Hollow Dome Loupe Magnifier

 

Coil Visual Tracking Magnifier - Red Soft-Grip Rim

 

REIZEN 5x Dome Magnifier with Glass Lens

 

REIZEN LED Stand Magnifier - 7X

 

10x Handheld and Stand Magnifier Combo Kit

 

COIL UK Raylite 3 LED Stand Magnifier 3.9x 11.7D

 

Make back-to-school tasks easier by using any of MaxiAids’ Magnifiers. We also have Pendant Magnifiers, Electronic Video Magnifiers, Page Magnifiers, Hands-Free Magnifiers, and Professional Magnifiers.

02 August, 2021

Getting Back to School and the Office with MaxiAids Products Specially Designed for You

Getting ready to go back to school or return to the office? MaxiAids has you covered! Our back-to-school catalog has supplies to meet your every need! These supplies can be used in the morning getting ready for school or work, in the classroom or office, or even at home while doing homework. From talking calculators to bed shaker alarms, MaxiAids is here to make sure you have the supplies you need for a successful school year.

Reizen 12-Digit Jumbo Talking Calculator

Heading to math class? Need to do some quick math at your desk? This calculator is a must-have for low vision users. Its large, easy-to-see keys feature bold white numbers on contrasting black keys. Hear numbers out loud when buttons are pressed— calculations are spoken out loud as well!

 

GoTalk 9-Plus- Alternative Communication Aid

Those with speech and communication challenges will benefit from this augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aid. With a 45-message capacity and the ability to store 3 “core messages” across all levels, this device makes sure anyone can communicate with ease.

 

Sonic Alert Sonic Boom Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker SB1000SS

Heavy sleepers and hearing impaired users alike will love this Sonic Boom alarm clock and bed vibrator combo. With a 113dB alarm, adjustable volume settings, and a flashing light wake-up option, you’ll never miss an alarm again!

 

Reizen 3-in-1 Talking Super Cube Clock for the Visually Impaired

This cube clock is compact but powerful! With a press of the top button, it announces the time and date in a clear male voice. It also features a timer function!

 

Posture-Rite Lap Desk

Those in a dorm room or getting work done at home will benefit from this comfortable lap desk! Placing items at a 20-degree angle, this desk cushion is made from a comfortable fabric and only weighs 20 oz! Please note: color may vary.

 

Low Vision Notebook

Low vision users will have no problem writing or reading notes with this Low Vision Paper Pad. With .75-inch spacing between lines, this 80-page notebook has lines on both sides of the paper and makes note-taking easy.

 

BoldWriter 20 Pen- Easy-To-See Bold-Point- Black- 12 Pack

The ideal pen for those with low vision! These quick-drying bold-point pens feature an easy-to-grip design and are easy to see and read. This pack of 12 ensures you’re never without one!

 

PenFriend 3 Voice Labeling System

This voice labeling system helps blind or low vision users identify everyday items, including their school and office supplies. It comes with 127 colored labels, 8GB of storage, and a helpful neck lanyard.

 

Prepare for the upcoming school year with these helpful tools and more! To browse our full collection, check out our back-to-school catalog here.

15 June, 2021

The Incredible Hulk Star Lou Ferrigno Gets Emotional After Successful Cochlear Implant Surgery

An emotional video of Lou Ferrigno, star of the classic TV show ‘The Incredible Hulk’, was featured on ‘Inside Edition’ and it’s showing just how emotional a successful cochlear implant surgery can be.

Ferrigno is shown getting choked up about the clarity of his hearing after the surgery. After a series of ear infections as a child, Ferrigno spent most of his life with severe hearing loss, so the results of the surgery blew this action star and two-time Mr. Universe away.

Ferrigno said the surgery is a “life-changing experience” because of the newfound confidence he has due to being able to hear again.

Watch the moment Ferrigno’s cochlear implant was activated and click here to read the full article >>

02 June, 2021

MaxiAids Motorized Scooters are Perfect for Summer Vacation

Looking to get out of the house and enjoy the warm weather? Electric scooters come in a variety of styles that make any trip easy and accessible. Whether you’re getting on an airplane or taking a stroll down the street, MaxiAids has a scooter for any use! Seniors, those with low mobility, or even those who just want to get around more easily can utilize these scooters for an easy breezy summer. Below are some of our favorites— take a look and find out which style suits your needs!

 

E-Wheels EW-54 4-Wheel Buggie Electric Mobility Scooter- Sour Apple

Take this four-wheeled scooter out for a day trip— rain or shine! It features a helpful windshield that covers the front and top of the scooter, as well as a helpful foot brake. It can travel up to 15mph and can cover 40 miles in a single charge.

 

ZooMe Flex Folding Airline Friendly Travel Scooter

Fold this scooter up and take it anywhere. It fits easily on an airline or folded up in the back of a car, making it the perfect accessory for any trip. The ZooMe is ultra-lightweight and travels at a maximum speed of 4mph.

 

Victory 9 Three-Wheel Scooter

A compact scooter with a handy front basket, the Victory 9 is an incredibly versatile mobility aid. With three 9-inch wheels and speeds up to 13mph, take this scooter on any trip!

 

EWheels EW-29 Electric Trike Tricycle Scooter- Red

Two baskets make this the ideal scooter for errands, shopping, and more! A comfortable seat and optional pedals come together for a versatile, easy-to-use scooter.

 

EWheels EW-66 2-Passenger Heavy-Duty Scooter

Traveling with a partner? This 2-passenger scooter is sleek and sturdy with a combined weight capacity of 400lbs and a number of handy storage compartments.

 

E-Wheels EW-36 3-Wheel Electric Senior Mobility Scooter- Orange

This bright orange scooter can travel up to 45 miles on a single charge! It features a reverse switch, two side mirrors, comfortable armrests, and a large storage basket in the back. It even includes a digital anti-theft alarm!

 

E-Wheels EW-18 Stand-N-Ride 3-Wheel Electric Mobility Scooter- Blue

This compact scooter gives you the option to stand or stay seated while traveling! Its removable seat and foldable steering column make it great for travel.

 

EWheels EW-52 Powerful Four-Wheel Luxury Scooter

Ride around in luxury with “The Cadillac of Scooters”! This elegant scooter features a digital dashboard, 3-speaker stereo system, and even a locking cargo box.

 

MaxiAids has mobile scooters for every occasion and need. Choose your favorite from this list or check out our full selection of motorized scooters so you can be ready for the summer!

26 May, 2021

Reizen Ball Games That Provide Outdoor Fun

Visually impaired people can have as much fun as anyone else with MaxiAids’ selection of low vision Ball Games. As part of our wide inventory of Recreational & Fun products, we have low vision aids that will keep everyone included in the outdoor fun.

Choose from adaptive audible balls for soccer, basketball, football, rugby, cricket, softball, and more! Beeping balls let visually impaired players know where the ball is going by its sound instead of using sight. For a more versatile low vision aid, we have a Mini Beeper that attaches to any ball. We also have balls with bells or rattles to let players know where to locate the ball when it’s moving.

Below are inclusive Ball Games for visually impaired users, so they can use their sense of sound instead of sight to locate where the ball is going.

 

Beeping Foam Football

 

Beeping Foam Soccer Ball

 

Reizen Firestorm Soccer Ball with Rattle

 

Reizen RockStar Rugby Ball with Bells

 

Reizen Samba Soccer Ball with Bells

 

Reizen Spiral Mini Ball with Bells

 

Star Soccer Ball with Bells - Yellow

 

Soccerball with Double Bells Inside

 

Mini Beeper

 

Get outdoors this spring and summer and participate in any ball game you want, with MaxiAids’ selection of low vision Ball Games. Browse now!

18 May, 2021

Take These Pocket Magnifiers Wherever You Go

As we slowly get back into the swing of life due to COVID-19 restrictions easing up, visually impaired people will need aids to assist them with everyday life. Some of those aids in particular are pocket magnifiers, which are perfect for on-the-go use.

When out in public again, we don’t have the comforts of home like we’re used to. Visually impaired people need magnifiers to read menus, see clothing labels when shopping & more, and pocket magnifiers can provide that in any setting.

Pocket magnifiers are available in a variety of strengths, including 2x, 5x, 10x, 15x, and 20x. They are valuable to the visually impaired community in many ways, but mainly because they’re affordable and provide magnification in a pinch when small print is difficult to read without a magnifier.

Take the following Pocket Magnifiers with you wherever you go this summer, as we slowly get back to going out to restaurants, shopping, and enjoying the pleasures of life again.

 

Bausch and Lomb Folding Pocket Magnifier

 

Coil 5x Sliding Pocket Magnifier

 

Credit Card Size Dual Power LED Magnifier- 3x + 6x

 

Hi-Power Aspheric Illuminated Pocket Magnifier-11x

 

LED Lighted Wallet Magnifier 2x-6x Bifocal

 

Reizen Folding Pocket Magnifier - 4x Plus 4x Plus 4 -36mm

 

Reizen Illuminated Pocket Magnifier - 2.5x -5x insert 2 inch Dia

 

Reizen Illuminated Sliding Magnifier with Pop Up Lens - 2x or 5x

 

UltraOptix Compact Lighted Pop-Up 2x Magnifier

 

Zeiss Aplanatic-Achromatic Double Loupe-36D -9x

 

Don’t forget your pocket magnifier when you leave your house, you never know when you’re going to need it! For those with low vision, browse MaxiAids for all the best magnification products.

25 March, 2021

Sleep Better with MaxiAids Tinnitus Sleep Therapy Products

Those who struggle with tinnitus may have a harder time falling asleep than most. Experts suggest that sleeping with some form of white noise proves extremely beneficial to these people. MaxiAids offers an extensive list of products that will help those who have a hard time falling asleep to get a good night’s rest.

 

Sleep Sound Therapy System with 6 Sounds

This Sound Oasis system plays soothing sounds that help users fall asleep quickly and peacefully. It includes 6 base sounds: Ocean Surf, Stream, Rain, White Noise, Summer Night, and Wind. Set a timer for 30, 60, or 90 minutes, or allow the system to stay on continuously through the night. It allows for additional sound cards to be inserted (sold separately) if the user prefers other sounds to fall asleep to.

 

Sounds for Sleep Sound Card for Sound Oasis System

This sound cartridge for use with the Sound Oasis System features 6 additional sounds: Fan, Night Train, Country Road, Airplane, Air Conditioner, and Vacuum Cleaner. If you prefer the peaceful sounds of a summer evening, this sound card is for you!

 

White Noise Sound Card for Sound Oasis System

If white noise or other sound hues are what you prefer, the White Noise sound card is a must-have for your Sound Oasis System. This card features White Noise, Pink Noise, Brown Noise, Grey Noise, White Rain, and White Stream.

 

Sleep Therapy Pillow with Speakers

Those who are hard of hearing or want their sleep sounds easier to hear will benefit greatly from this Sleep Therapy Pillow. Two ultra-thin speakers are fitted deep within the pillow so they do not disturb your comfort when sleeping. These speakers connect to a Sound Oasis machine or CD player, phone, iPod, etc. The speakers can be removed so your pillow can be washed.

 

 

Sleep Therapy Pillow Speakers

Already have a favorite pillow? Purchase these ultra-thin speakers by themselves and slip them into your pillow with ease! The speakers connect to a Sound Oasis machine or other CD player, phone, iPod, etc.

 

Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound System Therapy BST-100

This Sound Oasis machine serves as a noise machine as well as a Bluetooth speaker. It includes 10 preloaded sounds: Ocean Surf; Thunderstorm; Rain; White Noise; Rocky Mountain Stream; Summer Night; Gentle Surf; Brown Noise; Woodland; and Heartbeat. This system can also play other Sleep Oasis sound cards.

 

Travel Sleep Sound Therapy System

Take this Sleep Oasis system with you anywhere you go! This system is portable, battery-powered, and features 18 built-in sounds: Ocean Surf, North Woods, Thunderstorm, White Noise, Night Train, Spring Rain, Island Surf, Bonfire, Stream, Hidden Cove, Wind, Asian Garden, Song Birds, Harbor Swell, Bamboo Chimes, Summer Night, Cooling Fan, and Rain Forest.

 

At home or on the go, MaxiAids has the tools you need to make sure you get a good night’s sleep. With so many comforting sounds to choose from, you’re sure to feel relaxed and rested after using our sleep therapy systems and accessories.

18 March, 2021

Reizen Offers Raised Line Coloring Books for Each Season

Braille coloring books are a wonderful educational tool for children who are blind or low vision. Children deserve accessible resources as early on in their educational life to ensure they are receiving the same treatment as their friends and classmates. Reizen, the industry leader in products for independent living, has found a way to make learning fun!

MaxiAids offers a large selection of Reizen braille books for kids, but we’re shining a light on their raised line coloring books for the four seasons. These four books– highlighting Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall– are not only a great educational tool about each season but they’re a fun activity as well.

Browse Reizen’s tactile books that teach children about the seasons below.

A Raised Line Coloring Book - Spring is Here

The Spring is Here tactile book features flowers, trees, animals, and spring activities such as planting and playing baseball.

 

Autumn Leaves - Raised Line Coloring Book, Level 2

The Autumn Leaves raised line coloring book features 9 pages of fall items for kids to color, in addition to white pages for them to color their own fall staples and activities.

 

Winter Wonders - A Raised Line Coloring Book

The Winter Wonders braille coloring book features 10 pages of winter activities such as sledding, ice skating, and horse sleighing.

 

Summer Sunshine - A Raised Line Coloring Book

The Summer Sunshine raised line coloring book features 10 pages of animals, flowers, trees, and summer activities such as camping, gardening, and sailing.

 

MaxiAids’ selection of Braille Tactile Books from Reizen not only teaches kids about the four seasons of the year, but also the alphabet, clothes, fruits and vegetables, and much more. They each have a story in print on one side and in braille with a tactile illustration on the opposite page. 

11 March, 2021

Solutions for Arthritis Sufferers to Ease Pain and Soothe Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis is a health condition that impacts millions of people around the world, which is why products to ease pain and soothe Arthritis symptoms are widely sought after.

The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain, reduced range of motion, and stiffness, which stem from inflammation of one or more of the joints. Arthritis pain is most common in seniors and it can worsen with age.

There are different types of Arthritis, all with different symptoms and treatments, but the most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis sufferers are eager to ease the pain of its symptoms and MaxiAids has the perfect products to fulfill that demand.

We have products that ease pain in Arthritis sufferers’ hands, fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, and feet. From arthritis gloves for wrist and hand support, to back, elbow, and knee warmers, to easy-grip tools for everyday home use that eliminate pressure on the joints, browse our arthritis aids to ease the pain and soothe often debilitating symptoms.

 

Arthritis Gloves - Large - One Pair

 

Autosqueeze Eye Drop Bottle Squeezer

 

Cushioned Grip Scissors

 

Easy Grip-In Mug - 16 oz.

 

 

Freedom Grip

 

Gripeez Built-Up Grip with Mens Safety Razor

 

Pain-Free Arthritis by Harris H. McIlwain, M.D.

 

Reusable Therma Kool Hot-Cold Compress - 6 x 9 in.

 

Soft Built-Up Handle Utensils -Set of 4

 

The Pencil Grip 3-Pack

 

Thumbs-Up Arthritis Cup with Lid

 

We will be happy to help you navigate through our selection of arthritis aids or any of the products for independent living that MaxiAids carries. Contact us today at 1-800-522-6294.