Loud Alarm Clocks for the Hearing Impaired

Loud alarm clocks are of great use to people with hearing loss who have difficulty hearing standard alarm clocks. The hard of hearing are often not woken by regular alarm clocks and that poses the issue of providing a solution that will wake them up. Extra loud alarm clocks are favoured by the hard of hearing and the hard to wake alike and we want you to feel confident about going to sleep at night, knowing you will be woken up on time.

Finding the right alarm clock to help you wake up after a good night's sleep may have seemed elusive in the past, but not anymore! There is an array of different alarm clocks out there to help you surface in the morning and at HearingDirect, we have an expert range of loud alarm clocks.

Why do we need extra Loud Alarm Clocks?

Generic alarm clocks offer little use for the hard of hearing and the deaf because they consist of a standard alert volume. Amplified alarm clocks, on the other hand, boast an extra loud ringer as well as additional functions adapted specifically for those with hearing impairments.

Alarm clocks are popular due to the loud and unpleasant sounds they emit and amplified alarm clocks feature flashing lights and vibration pads which fit under pillows to assist the extra loud alarm and by so doing, offer a complete sensory wake up call. Alerting sounds are known to send stimuli to the auditory nerves and deliver an "alarming" message to the brain. The processing of this message leads to an increase in the adrenaline level and thus evokes waking up as the signals sent say "emergency alarm".

Loud alarm clocks are the perfect recipe for waking up by emitting a combination or sound, light and vibration. Below are some of the additional features of extra loud alarm clocks for heavy sleepers/hard of hearing:

  • Extra loud sound to up 113dB
  • Vibration
  • Flashing light
  • Bed shaker
  • Option for phone ring amplification

How loud are super loud alarm clocks?

The main feature of amplified alarm clocks is a loud ringer, which is often combined with other helpful assets such as a vibration pad or flashing strobe lights. Amplified alarm clocks generically produce sound between 80-100dB. However, there are extra loud alarm clocks that offer greater levels of alarm volume. Depending on your need and hearing loss, some alarm clocks emit an extremely loud alarm reaching volumes of up to 113dB. Just to put this amplification into perspective, here are a few sounds near this level:
  • A normal conversation between two people doesn't usually exceed 50dB
  • Standing at a busy road junction will subject your hearing to 80dB
  • Petrol powered lawnmower has a typical noise level of 90dB
  • Jackhammer fully working from one meter away has a noise level of 100db
  • Boeing 707 just before landing has a noise level of 106dB
  • Aircraft taking off from an aircraft carrier from 50ft away has a noise level of 130dB

Alarm Clock Range

Most people consider getting up early in the morning a difficult task. At HearingDirect you will find a wide range of analogue and digital loud alarm clocks from leading manufacturers such as Geemarc, Amplicomms and Sonic Alert.

In addition to the amplified sound, many loud alarm clocks are also equipped with other helpful features such as vibrating pad for use under a pillow, bright flashing lights, etc. thus catering for a full set of stimuli for waking up.

The loudest device on the market is actually made by a company right here in the UK called Geemarc. The Sonic Bomb features a turbocharged extra loud alarm of up to 113 dB. Shake, shake the room, shake, shake the room! This alarm clock is guaranteed to wake the deepest of sleepers and is perfect for anyone with any degree of hearing loss.

The Sonic Bunker Bomb Alarm Clock, manufactured by Geemarc is an extra loud alarm clock designed to help the hard of hearing and visually impaired. With an 85dB ringer, the Sonic Bunker Bomb offers some serious amplification. It also comes with four alarm settings, including a vibrate mode and flash function to wake the heaviest of sleepers.

    The Geemarc Wake N Shake has an alarm to wake even the most sound sleeper. Using loud sounds, strobe lighting or the vibrating pad in various combinations, the mix of awakening features is guaranteed to get you up and out of bed. Key features:

    • Extra loud alarm up to 85dB
    • 4 alarm options including combinations of vibration, ringer and flashing lights
    • Volume and tone control
    • Extra bright visual ringer indicator

    The Geemarc SBT600SS loud alarm clock adds some modern and up-to-date features to the traditional alarm clock. The 75dB volume is still louder than most alarm clocks of a similar size and the vibration pad reinforces the alarm, helping to get you up and about. These days many people keep their smartphones or tablets by the bed, and you can keep them charged up through the USB outlet on the alarm clock.

    Being a heavy sleeper, while beneficial during the night when a dripping tap or the ticking clock does not disturb, can be a real problem in the morning. That's why our expert of alarm clocks feature super loud alarms and extra awakening methods to really kickstart your morning. Sleep is essential for the body and mind to rest and it is not uncommon to fail to hear the alarm clock after an exhausting day and just a few hours of sleep.

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