Smoke alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing
The standard smoke alarm (designed to emit 85 dB at a distance of three metres) is suitable to wake most people who have mild to moderate hearing loss. However, if you're deaf or have severe hearing loss, you may have difficulty in hearing standard smoke alarms and evacuation systems.
Smoke alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing have strobe lights and/or vibrating pads that can be interconnected with standard audible alarms in different locations within the home. When the smoke alarm sounds, the strobe will flash and the vibrating pad will vibrate.
For further information:
Access Plus WA Deaf
Address: 34 Dodd Street, WEMBLEY WA 6014
Phone: (08) 9441 2677
Indigo (formerly The Independent Living Centre WA)
Address: 11 Aberdare Road, NEDLANDS WA 6009
Phone: (08) 9381 0600
Telethon Speech and Hearing
Address: 36 Dodd Street, WEMBLEY WA 6014
Phone: (08) 9387 9888
Or contact smoke alarm manufacturers.