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by Audiologist & Tia Flynn
| November 17, 2010 8:00 PM

I worry about my parents because when they go to bed and take out their hearing aids they will not be able to hear the smoke detector. Is there a solution for this?

That is something we all should be concerned about. This question came at a very good time. Families will be spending time together over the holidays and this is something families can discuss with their hearing impaired loved ones. One of the top manufacturers has just developed a new alerting system compatible with hearing aids. Here is how it works. During the day the hearing impaired person can be alerted by many things like the doorbell, telephone, smoke detector, even a baby monitor through their hearing aid(s) and a vibrating remote. At night when they are in bed the hearing impaired person puts their hearing aids away and their remote control goes into a charging unit on the nightstand which will alert the person by vibrating their pillow while they are in bed or sleeping. When the smoke detector, doorbell, or telephone goes off the pillow will shake and alert the hearing impaired person. This new alerting system is a wonderful safety device. I hope that many people will have peace of mind by purchasing it.

Dr. Tia Flynn is a certified audiologist and has been in business for over 10 years. Every Tuesday morning from 9:00am to noon, Dr. Flynn provides free hearing screenings at 1601 3rd St. in Coeur d'Alene. (208) 664-2767. Visit www.affordablehearinginc.com for a free copy of the consumers guide to hearing aids and watch helpful videos.

I worry about my parents because when they go to bed and take out their hearing aids they will not be able to hear the smoke detector. Is there a solution for this?

That is something we all should be concerned about. This question came at a very good time. Families will be spending time together over the holidays and this is something families can discuss with their hearing impaired loved ones. One of the top manufacturers has just developed a new alerting system compatible with hearing aids. Here is how it works. During the day the hearing impaired person can be alerted by many things like the doorbell, telephone, smoke detector, even a baby monitor through their hearing aid(s) and a vibrating remote. At night when they are in bed the hearing impaired person puts their hearing aids away and their remote control goes into a charging unit on the nightstand which will alert the person by vibrating their pillow while they are in bed or sleeping. When the smoke detector, doorbell, or telephone goes off the pillow will shake and alert the hearing impaired person. This new alerting system is a wonderful safety device. I hope that many people will have peace of mind by purchasing it.

Dr. Tia Flynn is a certified audiologist and has been in business for over 10 years. Every Tuesday morning from 9:00am to noon, Dr. Flynn provides free hearing screenings at 1601 3rd St. in Coeur d'Alene. (208) 664-2767. Visit www.affordablehearinginc.com for a free copy of the consumers guide to hearing aids and watch helpful videos.

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