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Technology Assistance for People with Hearing Loss
Knowing when the telephone is ringing can be difficult with hearing loss
This Loud Bell Ringer might help
Plugs into any standard outlet
When switched “ON” it rings very loudly
There is a telephone for everyone regardless their degree of hearing loss
This phone has many special features
It has a volume control
It has an output jack
Use output jack with headphones
Use output jack with neckloop plus hearing aid T-switch
Light flashes when telephone rings
Similar features on cordless phone
Handset has volume control
Handset has headphone jack
Neckloop works with headphone jack
Portable amplifiers for standard phones
Carry in pocket/purse slip over earpiece
It has a volume control
TTY (Text Telephone) uses text versus sound
TTY has a standard typing keyboard
Message window shows typing from both phones
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
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
Ways TTY is used: TTY to TTY Person using TTY Types to person on TTY Reads Reply Person using TTY Reads Typing Types Reply
VCO phone can be used as standard telephone
Time is important! Missing an alarm is frustrating.
Vibrating alarm clock awakens sound sleepers
Place under pillow and clip to pillow case
Battery operated; it is easy to set
A vibrating watch works like the clock
Multi alert systems are All-In-One units
High power strobe flashes in response to sound
Vibrator under mattress vibrates in response to sound
Smoke alarm transmitter connects to existing smoke alarm
Receiver indicates sound is fire alarm
Doorbell transmitter connects to existing doorbell
Receiver indicates sound is doorbell
Telephone transmitter connects to phone plug
Receiver indicates sound is telephone
Sound transmitter is placed near baby/child
Receiver indicates sound is baby/child
Hearing can be difficult in noise, in large auditoriums, and in groups
ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) make it easier to hear
All ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) have microphones
All ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) have transmitters
All ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) have receivers
All ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) allow varied connections
All ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) transmit sound waves Infrared FM Induction Hard wire Light waves Magnetic waves Radio Frequency Direct connection
Some ALD’s (Assistive Listening Devices) connect to audio devices
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