Assistive Technology Devices For Hearing Impairment
Alarm signallers with light, sound and vibrations
Such alarms inform users of possible dangers using a combination of sounds, flashing/ strobe lights and vibrations. Light and vibration alarms ensure that persons with hearing impairment will be alerted during emergency events.
Hearing aid and assistive hearing devices
Hearing aids consist of a microphone, an amplifier and a speaker to transmit sound to the ear. Hearing aids can be installed in-the-ear (ITE) or behind-the-ear (BTE). Audiologists can recommend appropriate hearing aids and programme them for optimal comfort.
For some users, assistive hearing devices can further complement their hearing aids by eliminating background noise and enhancing speech sounds.
The Tech Able Web App provides more information about Assistive Technology (AT) devices that may suit persons with a sensory disability and their caregivers. Users who are interested to purchase or find out more about the AT device may contact the vendors directly. Vendors’ details are listed within.