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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 >>

15 April, 2019

Hear your Family Better this Easter with MaxiAids’ Hearing Amplifiers

People who are hard of hearing know all too well that their hearing loss can potentially affect the entire family. Family dinners, holidays, parties and other get togethers can be made more challenging when a family member is hard of hearing or struggles to hear casual conversation in a louder environment. Especially with age, hearing can become increasingly difficult and background noise can increase that difficulty even more.

Hearing amplifiers are the solution your family has been looking for! MaxiAids knows how aggravating hearing impairment can be; this is why we offer a variety of amplified devices such as amplified cordless phones, amplified headsets and amplified telephones.

Personal amplifiers are especially helpful for hearing impaired individuals who wish to stop missing out on conversations with loved ones. This Easter, have one less worry and get one of MaxiAids’ hearing amplifiers. Your family will thank you for it and your quality of life will be changed for the better.

Bean Quiet Sound Amplifier - One Pair Platinum Bellman Audio Domino Classic with Neckloop
Bellman Audio Maxi Personal Amplifier with Dual Earphones Pocketalker Pro with Deluxe Headphones
Stealth SSA Predator Personal Amplifier 50dB Superear Plus Sound Amplifier 50dB
Unisar Portable Wireless Audio Listener Mighty Ear Discreet Personal Amplifier

Browse our selection of personal amplifiers and general amplification devices today, where you'll find personal amplifiers that will help improve your quality of life and allow you to hear your family, the TV, music, movies, telephones and much more! Shop more hard of hearing products and deaf aids from MaxiAids’ deaf store.

13 February, 2019

Teach your Kids Sign Language with MaxiAids Flash cards, DVDs, Books & More

Teaching your kids American Sign Language (ASL) is extremely beneficial to their overall education, considering ASL is a universal language. Children can start learning at home as early as six months, or until their hand control is developed enough, in order to get a head start on ASL teachings when they go to school.

One of the many benefits of teaching children American Sign Language while simultaneously learning English is they will utilize both sides of their brain. Educational Playcare states research proves when children learn sign language at a young age it can have positive effects such as speeding up their speech development, increasing bonding between parents and children, allowing babies to communicate information before they can verbally speak, which gives them a way to express themselves before they can speak, thus leading to reduction in frustration in young children.

As your one-stop-shop for deaf aids and products, MaxiAids offers the lowest prices on the largest selection of American Sign Language aids such as flash cards, DVDs, books and more.

Teaching and Learning

The ASL House Flash Cards teach signs and vocabulary for items found in the kitchen and can be used for English or Spanish or Sign Language vocabulary development.

A Basic Course In American Sign Language

A Basic Course in American Sign Language, written by Tom Humphries and Carol Padden, features nearly 1,000 vocabulary items, illustrations, brief explanations and examples of some basic structures of American Sign Language.

Baby Signing Time Vol3 - A New Day DVD

Baby Signing Time Vol. 3 – A New Day is part of the Baby Signing Time Series is created specifically for babies as young as 3 months old up to 3 years and sets your baby's day to music with signs for everyday things in your baby's world: nature, weather, following directions, and more. 

American Manual Alphabet Poster

The American Manuel Alphabet Poster allows kids to practice their fingerspelling by signing along the images on the poster and it’s perfect for any age group learning ASL.

The Gallaudet Childrens Dictionary Of American Sign Language

The Gallaudet Children’s Dictionary of American Sign Language with DVD has more than 1,000 ASL sign drawings arranged alphabetically by English terms, plus delightful color illustrations for each sign. It also comes with a complete index of English terms for each sign, including synonyms.

First Signs On A Ring

First Signs on a Ring is a fun and new way to learn American Sign Language! Simply tilt the cards from left to right to see how to make signs. By tilting the cards, it allows you to see two images on one card.

We have the lowest prices on the largest selection of hearing products, including hearing impaired telephones, hearing aid batteries and devices for the deaf and hard of hearing. Shop our deaf store for more.

20 December, 2017

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Sign Their Wish List to ‘Signing Santa’



Dozens of local North Carolina children who are deaf or hard of hearing got a special treat earlier this month at the Northlake Mall in Charlotte, at an event organized by the Charlotte Regional Center. Not only did the children get to sign what they want for Christmas to Santa and take a picture with him, they also got to play and bond with other deaf or hard of hearing children.

Mary Ann Franklin, who is deaf, took her 10-year-old daughter Alexis Poe to the Signing Santa event, who is hard of hearing. "It's a good experience for her to be able to understand and communicate with signing Santa,” she told WSOCTV.

Santa Claus took a photo with each child and held up the sign for “I love you” each time, which is three fingers up. About 40 children showed up to the event to participate in some holiday cheer, from local schools like Cotswold Elementary School, Cleveland County and the North Carolina School for the Deaf.

Blaire McCorkle, the manager of the Charlotte Regional Center, said she remembers Signing Santa events as a child. “I've had this experience myself and to see the kids for them to be able to see Santa using the same language. It is just amazing," she said.

McCorkle and her team help deaf and hard of hearing families all throughout the year, but this special event helps get kids who often feel alone this time of year feel a sense of community.

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