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
Victoria – Vicdeaf
Tasmania – Tasdeaf/Hearing Link
Western Australia – Independent Living Centre for WA Inc
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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