Smoke alarm packages for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing include all the necessary components to give a person a visual and tactile (vibrating) alert to a smoke alarm.
The packages usually consist of three parts:
- A flashing strobe light placed beside the bed. It is connected to a power outlet and has a built in rechargeable battery backup.
- A pillow shaker (connected to the strobe light).
- A smoke alarm.
When the smoke alarm is activated it sends a radio signal, activating the flashing strobe and the pillow shaker.
Note - the smoke alarm still makes loud audible beeps to alert people without a hearing impairment.
If you require an alarm for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing contact Expression Australia.
You may be eligible for a subsidy.
Phone/TTY (03) 6228 1955
SMS: +61 418 341 373