Ten gadgets to help you stay safe, on time, and informed with a hearing impairment
One: Smartphone Watch
The InstaLink vibrates when a call, text, or social media message is received. Provides medication reminders and additional alarms. Compatible with iOS or Android.
The Midland Public Alert certified weather/hazard radio tunes to NOAA’s 24/7 National Weather Service broadcast. Its notification system includes audible, vibration and strobe flashing alert options, and a bed shaker.
The VTech DM221 has graphic bars on the parent unit that indicate the level of sound from your baby’s room and a vibrating alert option.
Four: Accessible Alarm Clock
The Bellman and Symfon alarm clock wakes you up with flashing lights, a shaking bed, a loud alarm or any combination. It also boasts a nightlight function.
Five: Wake-up Light
The Phillips Wake-up Light is designed as light therapy. It wakes you with a simulated sunrise and a choice of sounds or FM radio. Go to sleep with a sunset, too.
The Clarity A10 is a hub that alerts you to telephone calls and the doorbell, serves as a vibrating alarm clock, and with additional components may become a baby monitor as well as a home security system among other features.
Seven: Visual Door Bell
The Sonic Alert doorbell system works with most home intercoms. The system provides different flash codes for front and back doors and an optional portable vibrating notification device.
The Krown KA300 hardwires to a building’s existing fire and carbon monoxide alarms to monitor safety. Includes a powerful strobe light, alarm, and bed shaker.
The Serene RingMaster boasts a 95 dB ringer in addition to a bright flashing alert. The unit is adjustable for volume, ring patterns, and tone. It’s also bed shaker compatible.
Ten: Simple Phone Flasher
The Krown phone flasher is plug and play and powered by your landline. It alerts you to analog calls or your TTY. No battery is necessary.