Assistive listening devices (ALDs) are meant to complement hearing aids and should be given careful consideration when determining your communication needs. Bernafon is a leading supplier of ALDs, offering a wide variety of products to make life easier for those living with hearing loss and improve their quality of life.
These are probably the most popular ALDs. Clarity C4220 from Bernafon is a high-tech cordless phone with display, offering 50 dB of amplification, backlit buttons, a bright visual ringer, a hands-free speaker‑phone and a 40-number call log capacity. This phone also offers multiple-handset capability.
These devices are portable, pocket-sized systems equipped with a microphone and headphones for clear, effortless amplification. They can be adapted for use with a phone or television. In some cases, they may even substitute for hearing aids for terminal cancer patients with hearing impairments who lack the energy to go through the process of being fitted with a hearing aid.
Environmental control systems
Useful at home or in the workplace, these systems can give persons with hearing impairments peace of mind. They work by transforming everyday sounds, such as fire alarms, a baby’s cries, or a doorbell or phone ringing into powerful visual signals that facilitate recognition. These signals can also be converted into tactile signals (vibrations) for individuals who have both visual and hearing impairments. These vibrations are transmitted to a watch or pager, informing the person of the signal’s source.
Adapted alarm clocks
Adapted alarm clocks are specially designed for people whose hearing loss prevents them from hearing their alarm, and can be combined with a vibrator unit that is placed beneath the pillow. When the alarm sounds, the pillow vibrator is activated and wakes you up. The alarm clock can also be connected to a lamp in your bedroom, to make it blink when the alarm rings.
As you can see, countless products are available to meet all of your needs, so you can feel safer and more secure in your home.