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Hearing Loss & Smoke Alarms

Hearing Loss & Smoke Alarms

Read the full story here:- https://elainesaunders.com.au/are-you-fire-ready/

“If you have a hearing impairment, there’s an essential question you need to ask yourself:

Can I hear the smoke alarm if I’m not wearing my hearing aids?

Thankfully, there are specialised smoke alarms available which can, in addition to their normal function, send a wireless signal to a bedside alert system designed to wake a hearing impaired sleeper via a bright flashing light and bed shaker. Unfortunately, these specially designed alarms can cost up to $500 each.

To offset the high cost of this specialised equipment for those who cannot hear a standard smoke alarm, most state governments have a subsidy scheme. Get in touch with your relevant society.

New South Wales – The Deaf Society of NSW
www.deafsocietynsw.org.au/smokealarms

Victoria – Vicdeaf
http://www.vicdeaf.com.au/content.asp?id=31&t=smoke-alarm-subsidy&cid=81

Queensland – Deaf Services Queensland
http://www.deafservicesqld.org.au/sass

South Australia – Guide Dogs SA.NT
https://www.guidedogs.org.au/smoke-alarm-scheme

Tasmania – Tasdeaf/Hearing Link
www.tasdeaf.org.au

Western Australia – Independent Living Centre for WA Inc
http://ilc.com.au/funding/disability-equipment-grants/

It is a legal responsibility of all owners and landlords to install working smoke alarms.”

Full story here:- https://elainesaunders.com.au/are-you-fire-ready/

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