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Alarm clock for the hard of hearing

Alarm clock for the hard of hearing and the deaf

An alarm clock for people with a hearing loss should have some features that a conventional alarm clock does not.

This includes, for example, the possibility of individual volume control. Adjusting the pitch and thus the frequency of the alarm clock can also be useful.

A vibrating alarm is also extremely helpful for people with a hearing loss. With the help of a vibration alarm, you are not woken up by a sound, but by gentle vibrations. Many alarm clocks also offer a coupled vibration cushion.

Other models also offer light signals such as flashing displays or bright flashing lights, which also help to wake you up. Thanks to these functions, you will be able to hear the alarm clock even without a hearing aid, for example at night.

Loud alarm clock with extra loud alarm

With a hearing loss, a normal alarm clock is often not enough and the person concerned oversleeps. This is annoying, which is why he needs a loud alarm clock that will reliably wake him up. Extremely loud alarm clocks produce an alarm tone with over 100 dB, which would certainly be too much of a good thing for healthy hearing. Such an extreme alarm clock is exactly the right thing for the hearing impaired. If several people sleep in the same room, but only one of them suffers from hearing loss, alternative wake-up options, e.g. with light or vibration, are available.

Vibrating alarm clock and vibrating pillow

A vibration alarm on the alarm clock is nothing new. Every smartphone has this function. However, if the sleeper relies solely on the vibration, a smartphone may not be enough. Special vibration alarm clocks do not produce a sound, but generate a vibration that literally shakes the sleeper awake. For this purpose, they are coupled with a vibration pad. A small box is placed under the pillow. As soon as it is time to get up, the pillow begins to vibrate and wakes the sleeper.

Flash and light alarm clock

As soon as it gets light, we wake up. Flash and light alarm clocks make use of this effect for the deaf. Depending on whether deep or light sleep is common, interested parties can choose between a gentle wake-up light or a bright flashing light. Both deaf people and people with healthy hearing who want to forego a penetrating alarm tone in the morning and instead want to start the day with a sunrise simulation benefit from light alarm clocks.