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I believe the Bellman Visit Smoke Alarm Transmitter is the most useful piece of technology for those seniors living with hearing loss. The alarm transmitter instantly sends a signal to any receiver from the Bellman Visit Alerting System when smoke is detected. It will then notify the user by flashing light, vibration, or loud sound.

Those experiencing hearing loss could benefit from any of the new technologies available on the market today. Technologies such as vibrating alarm clocks, flashing doorbells and weather radios with strobe lights allow them to remain independent in safe environments. Landlines or cell phones can be equipped with loud ringers and flashers to alert those with hearing loss of incoming calls, Skype and FaceTime calls, and SMS messages. Amplifiers enhance the conversation while reducing the background noise, allowing those individuals the ability to stay connected with friends and family.

Today’s advancements in technology have allowed those with hearing loss to remain independent in safe environments longer than in the past. Technological advancements give those with hearing loss the freedom they may have lost. Loss of hearing does not need to mean a loss of freedom and independence. With today’s technologies, those with hearing loss are able to stay safe in their own environments, stay connected with loved ones, and enjoy life.