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Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are technologies beyond hearing aids that help you hear better and communicate easier. Devices include amplified telephones, strobe light smoke alarms, hands-free telephone accessories, and FM devices to help you hear from a distance. Please browse the following articles related to ALDs.

Can You Hear Your Smoke Detector?

Have someone test your smoke detector while you’re in various rooms of your home. Listen if you can hear it with your hearing aids as well as without. If you can’t detect the alarm, consider the following options:

Portable Visual & Audio Smoke Detector:
Plugs into a standard outlet and can be used wherever necessary. Also comes with a backup battery. The cost is $165.

Portable Smoke Detector & Signal Unit with Vibrator:
It includes a battery-operated audible smoke detector, an AC-powered receiver unit that attaches to the wall or sits on a nightstand, and a vibrator to tuck under your pillow or mattress. The cost is $300. A strobe light option is available for $310.

Pricing is subject to change.

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