The catastrophic fires in NSW this month are a timely reminder to prepare or revise your bush fire survival plan. Whether you live close to bush or in a city environment it is important that you are prepared and that you check your smoke alarms regularly.
For people with a hearing impairment there are specialised smoke alarms available that have a flashing strobe light and / or vibrating pad that can be placed under the pillow which is activated when the smoke alarm sounds.
These pads are designed to interconnect with conventional audible alarms in different locations within the home. If one of the alarms senses smoke, all alarms will sound, the strobe will flash and the vibrating pad will operate.
To find smoke alarms for the hearing impaired contact the relevant association in your state for information on where they can be sourced or contact us at Knox Audiology.