Flashing Doorbell: What device will notify my mother, who has difficulty hearing, if someone is at the door?
What device will notify my mother, who has difficulty hearing, if someone is at the door?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate for your particular situation. Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.
There are a number of products available that are specially designed to let individuals who have difficulty hearing know when a person is at the door. Here are direct links to some examples of products you may want to explore:
- Flashing Wireless Doorbell Kit by Fosmon (at Amazon Canada) is a wireless doorbell that has a maximum operating range of about 250 metres. The portable receiver flashes and vibrates, making it a useful device for individuals who have difficulty hearing. This product costs about $25 to $35 (CDN), plus a shipping fee.
- Wireless Door Chime and Flashing Strobe Light by Security 2020 (at Amazon Canada) is easy to install and comes with a bright flashing strobe light, making it easy for individuals who have difficulty hearing know when someone is at the door. This device costs about $100 to $135 (CDN), plus a shipping fee.
- The DoorKnocker by Krown (at Harris Communications) is a device with a large, ultra-bright, portable LED light that flashes when someone knocks on the door. This product is available from a U.S. retailer and costs about $30 to $35 (USD), plus a shipping fee.