The sound of an alarm clock in the early morning hours can be one of the most disheartening noises ever made, but we are grateful to get to work on time and keep our jobs. This necessary, yet irritating, system works effectively for most people, but how does a deaf person get woken up? Glad you asked, and fortunately, in the high-tech world we live in, there are a number of options for the hearing impaired to be jolted out of restful sleep – just like the rest of us.
A popular style of hearing impaired alarm clock, that have nearly as many features as swiss army knife, are high decibel vibrating alarms. When they say high decibel, they mean it; these clocks are capable of belting out 90 dB, which is about the same amount noise produced by a train passing through your bedroom. To cover all their bases, they have a vibrating base, either wireless or connected to an outlet, that is designed to be placed inside your pillow. Along with providing a nearly foolproof system of getting you out of bed, these alarms often include a feature that alerts you when your cell phone is ringing.
The vibrating high decibel alarms may be effective, but they are not always appreciated by others in the house. For this reason, there is another variety of hearing impaired alarm clock, that cuts down on noise. These are flashing, or strobe alarms that are meant to alert the sleeper with a bright beam of pulsating light. While they are not as dependable as the former, they are less of a disturbance to the people around you.
With hundreds of variations to choose from in: volume, brightness, and strength of vibration; you will be able to find the clock that suits your needs.