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Smoke alarms for the hard of hearing


I was reading through the post on the quality of music and noted that quite a few said they or their other half were hard at hearing or not up to par with high frequency and was wondering if you have a smoke alarm for this problem.  I don't have anything for our motorhome but I do have a special alarm in our home.  The alarm is on the ceiling in the passage way with a device sitting on the bedside table with a cable to a round disc that goes under my pillow. This part of the system runs on mains power.  The idea is that if there is smoke, a strobe light flashes from the bedside unit and the disc under my pillow vibrates which should wake me up.  I don't always hear normal smoke alarms.

I got my system, in 2020,  through the Deaf Services Subsidy Scheme for $20.00.  I am in Qld.

Just thought that if you don't have one you may like to look into getting one.  To buy without the Subsidy Scheme they are over $500.

 

Cheers and stay safe.



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My parents couldn't hear the smoke detectors. I went there daily, & often the smoke detectors were all screaming. I replaced batteries monthly.

House was filled with smoke from a burnt pot on the stove or in the oven they had forgotten about.

In the end I took earmuffs with me to save my hearing.

 

Other half, she can't hear any high or highish frequencies.

 

There is a major design flaw in smoke detectors for a very large portion of the population.

 

Government ticks a box. Smoke detectors everywhere. Beside the point if a third of the population can hear them.

 

Maybe it's on purpose to reduce pensions & old age hospital care with a one off coroner's report... Pre cremation!



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We have two profoundly deaf Grandchildren - As Gayle said strobing units that vibrate are available, expensive but a worthwhile investment.

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NSW Fire Service; www.fire.nsw.gov.au/page.php

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