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by M Tandoh | 1:14 pm

 

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Communications Disorders report, about 10% of people between age 20 and 59 have permanent damaged hearing, while 50 of aged folks above 60 years have hearing impairment. The dilemma is how to alert them when there’s a ringing phone, a crying baby, or an intruder in the house?

Back then, there was no system to alert a sleeping or unaware hearing impaired person.Over time, technology advancements attempted their best to protect the hearing impaired people from unforeseen circumstances.Alerting or signalling gadgets for hearing impaired aim to notify people if something is happening that they are not aware. The special warning gadgets are to awaken you, indicate a visitor or to warn of an emergency

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The alerting or signalling systems are developed to notify the deaf or hearing impaired people about day-to-day events such as ringing telephone, an alarm clock, if the door opens,a crying baby, or when the smoke detector alarm goes off.

How Do Alerting Systems Function?

An alerting system is designed to alert via loud tones in high or low registers and vibrations and flashing lights (with different frequencies). Some advanced equipment are designed to notify you with accurate programmable warnings that you can pre-set according to your personal preferences.

How Do Alerting Systems Help You?

The causes of hearing impairment vary greatly such as rock concerts, workplace noises and machinery, or maybe a genetic disorder.

With the advancement of comprehensive alerting systems, people can survive alone or with less constant-monitoring required. As per Hearing Loss Association of America, over a million people lose become deaf over the age of 5 years. The alerting systems offer visual, auditory, and vibrotactile signals.

The system promotes better communication and safety for the hearing impaired people.Basically, alerting system provides:

Auditory signals: The noise is amplified from the baby monitors or the telephones or alarm clocks.

Visual signals: Constant strobing or flashing lights are used to notify about the smoke detectors or incoming calls.

Vibrotactile signals: The devices are available in the form of belts, bands, or lanyard that vibrate to alert you.

Weather signals: For weather warnings, visual, auditory, and vibration signals are used.

Popular Warning Gadgets to Assist the Hearing Impaired People:

 

Alarm Clocks:  Dual Alarm Clock is the most popular one in the market that has a bed-shaking unit and has an extra loud alarm to alert the person.

Smoke, Carbon Monoxide or Fire Detectors: The fire and smoke detection systems include strobing lights and extra loud alarm. There are several fire and smoke alarms that shake your bed when it is under your pillow or around the mattress. It has the power to shake you awake to alert

Doorbell Alerts or Phone Calls: They may include flashing light strobes connected with your receiver or to your phone that alert you as soon as a door or window is opened. It can also alert you about incoming phone calls. The latest smart watches can vibrate for alerting you about a phone call.

Baby Cry Alerts: Baby monitors in the house generate loud sounds to alert the people even with hearing loss.

Final Verdict:

Several assistive devices are available to help the hearing impaired or deaf people live an independent life. They can be more self-reliant with such warning devices and you can be more at peace about them.

 

Comments

MrBiizy

Hello Tandoh. I am very excited to read this post because it will be of great help to those that have hearing impairment; this life hack can save lives and property and make sure everything is in order as they cover a wide range of applications. Thank you for sharing these warning gadgets for hearing impaired.

Happy new year.

Jan 01.2020 | 03:20 pm

    M Tandoh

    Thank you MrBiizy for taking your time to leave a comment .Wish you a successful 2020.

    Jan 01.2020 | 03:57 pm

Parveen

Hey, Thank you for writing and finding Devices for Hearing and Vision Impaired people. You are doing an awesome work for people by finding these useful devices. The alerting or signalling systems are developed to notify the deaf or hearing impaired people about day-to-day events such as ringing telephone, an alarm clock, if the door opens,a crying baby, or when the smoke detector alarm goes off. Thank you for your hard work.

Parveen

Jan 01.2020 | 03:29 pm

    M Tandoh

    Thank you for your comment Mr Parveen

    Jan 01.2020 | 04:00 pm

Jeff

I really enjoyed your article on devices for hearing and vision impaired people, I was just curious is this what your website is going to be writing more articles on in the near future. I think this is an important topic and something that would be very useful for many people. I was curious do you have any recommendations for an elderly mother with hearing issues, she does not hear her phone when her family calls her much of the time now?
Jeff
Jeff

Jan 01.2020 | 05:50 pm

    M Tandoh

    Thank Jeff for the comment on this article and am glad you enjoyed it. Elderly people with hearing impaired can enjoy technology you know,my favorite, one is the Amplicomms BigTel 40 Plus Amplified Big Button Telephone with Programmable Photo Buttons from amazon,you can have 6 programmable direct dial photo buttons
    10 speed dial storage slots
    Reception volume up to twenty times louder than usual (max. 40 dB). Mild to moderate hearing loss.
    Rings up to five times louder than a normal telephone (max. 90 dB)
    LED display “Phone is ringing”
    HOW COOL IS THAT:) And for only 36.99 pounds

    Jan 01.2020 | 06:35 pm

James Barnett

Hello, there are more people with hearing loss than I thought. That’s one of the things that I learned from reading this post. It’s good that there are more options than ever for people with hearing loss to be able to be self-sufficient.

Jan 01.2020 | 08:34 pm

    M Tandoh

    Thank you James for your comment. Hearing loss can affect any off us through age, sickness, accident or birth, the main thing is to recognise it and do something about. I hope to be able to help.

    Jan 01.2020 | 08:59 pm

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