Hearing aids are the most important piece of technology for most people who have hearing loss, but did you know that there are other forms of technology that can improve your quality of life as well? This post focuses specifically on the technology you can install in your home to improve your sense of safety and overall wellbeing.
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Two potential dangers you face when you’re at home, particularly when you’re asleep, are smoke from a fire, which can spread rapidly, and carbon monoxide, which is colorless and odorless. This is why it’s essential to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that work for you. Unfortunately, most models are designed for people with good hearing. If you have hearing loss, consider a model that uses light or vibration to alert you of danger.
While less essential for your physical safety, an alarm clock is important for your financial success, as you need to wake up in time for work in order to keep your job. Again, most models are for hearing people. However, you can visit Best Buy on Katy Fwy and talk to a sales representative about other ways you can be woken up. There are models that also rely on light and vibration.
Of course, you want to know when someone is at your door, which is why you need a doorbell that works for you. There are many options, including ones that connect to a light in your home, those that connect to a pager you can carry around or even ones that can connect to your smartphone.
Some people find success communicating using their smartphone, but others prefer landlines. There are several options when it comes to landlines for those who are hard of hearing. Amplified telephones play your conversation partner’s voice extra loud without sacrificing sound quality, while captioned telephones display the text of what your conversation partner is saying on a large display.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a hearing technology expert, call Today's Hearing today.