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Flashing Doorbell for Hearing Impaired Reviewed

flashing doorbellOne of the great advances of the modern age is that the level of technology used to ease people’s lives is constantly getting improving at an impressively rapid pace. The hearing healthcare industry is a great example of the positive effects of this tendency and the variety of devices and equipment available for the hearing impaired is already quite substantial.

Besides hearing aids, the hard of hearing can benefit from many other additional assistive listening devices that will further help them to effortlessly perform their daily routines. Such a device, for example, is the flashing amplified doorbell, specifically designed to meet not only the requirements for extra amplification, but also for additional visual signalisation.

Amplified doorbells can be used not only to amplify the sound of doorbells, but also of other sound devices such as telephones, smoke alarms, etc. Sometimes the additional amplification of the sound may not be strong enough for individuals suffering from severe to profound hearing loss or for the moments when you are not wearing your hearing aid. In these cases an additional alarm, such as a flashing light, can solve the problem. This useful feature means you need not accidently miss an important visitor or a phone call.

Two of the most popular manufacturers of amplified doorbells are Geemarc and Amplicomms and Hearing Direct’s online catalogue offers some of their best products complete with a full 12-month warranty.

amplicall16If you are looking for a simple device that offers great value for money, the Geemarc AmpliCALL16 Door Bell Ring Indicator is specifically designed to amplify the sound of doorbells with up to 95dB. It can be mounted on a desk or a wall and includes a camera flash ring indicator. The alarm has 4 handy options – off, alarm + light, light + shaker, alarm + shaker.

cl2Another great option from Geemarc is the AmpliCALL20 Doorbell and Telephone Ring Indicator, which includes the same features as the AmpliCALL16, but can be used to notify the user for both doorbell rings and telephone calls. The product is fully compatible with BT phone lines. A similar product with a different design is the Geemarc CL2 Door Bell and Telephone Alert, which features a strobe flasher and an adjustable ringer (tone and volume).

From Amplicomms, we offer the Amplicom Ringflash 200 Phone Call and Doorbell Ring Amplifier, which is currently on sale. The unit has several useful features:

  • Extra loud alarm – amplification up to 95dB
  • Adjustable volume
  • Three telephone ring tones to choose from
  • Two doorbell ring tones to choose from
  • Wireless doorbell button
  • Connection port for PTV 100 shaker

ringflashA further upgraded model is the Ringflash 250 Phone Call and Doorbell Ring Amplifier, which includes the above mentioned characteristics, but also features a wireless doorbell acoustic activation unit. An additional transmitter can also be purchased if you want to amplify home alarms for gas, fire, etc.

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