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1 Technology Assistance for People with Hearing Loss

2 Knowing when the telephone is ringing can be difficult with hearing loss

3 This Loud Bell Ringer might help

4 Plugs into any standard outlet

5 When switched “ON” it rings very loudly

6 There is a telephone for everyone regardless their degree of hearing loss

7 This phone has many special features

8 It has a volume control

9 It has an output jack

10 Use output jack with headphones

11 Use output jack with neckloop plus hearing aid T-switch

12 Light flashes when telephone rings

13 Similar features on cordless phone

14 Handset has volume control

15 Handset has headphone jack

16 Neckloop works with headphone jack

17 Portable amplifiers for standard phones

18 Carry in pocket/purse slip over earpiece

19 It has a volume control

20 TTY (Text Telephone) uses text versus sound

21 TTY has a standard typing keyboard

22 Message window shows typing from both phones

23 Ways TTY is used: TTY to relay to phone Reads Typing Types Reply Person using TTY Relay Types to Relay Operator Reads Reply Person on phone Listens to Relay Operator Speaks Reply

24 Ways TTY is used: VOC (voice carry over) Types Reply Person using TTY Relay Talks to Person on Phone Reads Reply Person on phone Hears person speak Speaks Reply

25 Ways TTY is used: TTY to TTY Person using TTY Types to person on TTY Reads Reply Person using TTY Reads Typing Types Reply

26 VCO phone can be used as standard telephone

27 Time is important! Missing an alarm is frustrating.

28 Vibrating alarm clock awakens sound sleepers

29 Place under pillow and clip to pillow case

30 Battery operated; it is easy to set

31 A vibrating watch works like the clock

32 Multi alert systems are All-In-One units

33 High power strobe flashes in response to sound

34 Vibrator under mattress vibrates in response to sound

35 Smoke alarm transmitter connects to existing smoke alarm

36 Receiver indicates sound is fire alarm

37 Doorbell transmitter connects to existing doorbell

38 Receiver indicates sound is doorbell

39 Telephone transmitter connects to phone plug

40 Receiver indicates sound is telephone

41 Sound transmitter is placed near baby/child

42 Receiver indicates sound is baby/child

43 Hearing can be difficult in noise, in large auditoriums, and in groups

44 ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) make it easier to hear

45 All ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) have microphones

46 All ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) have transmitters

47 All ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) have receivers

48 All ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) allow varied connections

49 All ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) transmit sound waves Infrared FM Induction Hard wire Light waves Magnetic waves Radio Frequency Direct connection

50 Some ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) connect to audio devices

51 For More Assistance For a Michigan Contact us at They’re anxious to Help! Hearing Technology Resource Specialist


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