Smoke Alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing..
According to NSW Fire & Rescue statistics, families have a 60% increased chance of dying in a house fire when not protected by working Smoke Alarms.
This unfortunately is not a service we can offer but this blog is written for information purposes only.
Did you know, there are specific requirements for hearing impaired and deaf people, extra protection is needed!
Smoke alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing use a multiple facet approach, with not only an audible alarm on the photoelectric smoke detector there is also a flash receiver which will alert you with bright strobing light. Simultaneously a pillow shaker, placed under your pillow, situated between your pillow and pillow slip creates powerful vibrations to ensure you are alerted to the danger if you are asleep.
An approved systems can be supplied & installed to those who are eligible by the NDIS to help the hearing impaired and deaf people.
More information on the NDIS Hearing Services Program. Follow the link below:
Want to organise your own alarm? Brooks supply approved mains connected alarms for the deaf or hard of hearing. They use an approved multiple facet approach, with not only an audible alarm on the photoelectric smoke detector, there is also a flash receiver which will alert you with a high intensity strobe light. Simultaneously a vibration pad module (pillow shaker), which is generally placed under the pillow, situated between the pillow and pillow slip or in some cases they are put under the matress. When activated by the alarm creates powerful vibrations to ensure you are alerted to the danger if you are asleep.
These Smoke Alarms can be purchased by you and fitted by a qualified electrical contractor. This is normally done the the NDIS these days as being deaf is a disability covered by the NDIS
See the Owner’s Manuel
More information from NSW Fire & Rescue on smoke alarm assistance programs for the deaf and hearing impaired at:
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This post was updated 01/12/2023