Signaling products: How can I ensure my husband knows when a fire alarm or phone sounds?
How can I ensure my husband knows when a fire alarm or phone sounds?
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.
As you may have discovered, there are many signaling products for people who are hearing impaired.
Electronic hearing-impaired alert systems, which can sit on a desk or countertop – are significantly more expensive, starting at about $200 to $450(CDN), but cover enough sounds to help ensure the individual’s safety and independence. Below are direct links to some examples of these products:
- Bellman & Symfon Visit Flash Receiver (at Canadian Hearing Society) is offered on the Canadian Hearing Society website. This device provides alerts for fire, phone, doorbells and other important noises.
- Clarity Alertmaster AL10 (at Canadian Hearing Society) is also offered on the Canadian Hearing Society website. This device features alerts for alarm clock, doorbell and phone through flashing lights and powerful vibrations.
- Krown KA300 Wireless Alert System (at Special Needs Computers) is a wireless system designed to alert individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing during emergency situations.
RehabMart.com, a U.S. website run by occupational therapists, provides a detailed product review of the three devices described above, along with two others, which may help you to make a decision before purchasing.