Safety Precautions for Seniors or People with Hearing Disabilities

  • Did you know that special warning accessories can be installed in addition to mandatory smoke alarms?
  • These life-saving devices can help warn members of your home that are hearing impaired.
  • When people who are not able to hear well are asleep, a high intensity strobe light in the bedroom along with a pillow or bed shaker can wake them up and alert them in the event of a home fire
  • Smoke alarm alert devices are also available for people who have some difficulty hearing. These devices produce a loud, mixed low-pitched sound. This equipment is activated by the sound of the smoke alarm and is usually installed next to the bed.

Make sure that everyone knows the sound of the smoke alarm and what to do if a fire occurs. Regularly practice your home fire escape plan.

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