Alarm clocks for the hearing impaired are of great use to people with hearing loss who have difficulty hearing standard alarm clocks. Hearing impaired people, a lot of the time, cannot hear regular alarm clocks. No one wants to oversleep when they need to get up in the morning.
Finding the right alarm clock to help you wake up after a good night’s sleep may have seemed elusive in the past, but not anymore! There is an array of different alarm clocks out there to help you surface in the morning and at HearingDirect, we have an extensive range of alarm clocks for the hearing impaired.
We want you to feel confident about going to sleep at night, knowing you will be woken up on time.
Alarm Clocks for the Hearing Impaired
Alerting sounds are known to send stimuli to the auditory nerves and deliver an “alarming” message to the brain. The processing of this message leads to an increase in the adrenaline level and thus evokes waking up as the signals sent say “emergency alarm”.
Generic alarm clocks are of little use to hearing impaired people and the deaf because they only have a standard alert volume.
Amplified alarm clocks, on the other hand, which are designed specially for the hearing impaired, provide a complete sensory wake-up call. They boast an extra loud ringer as well as additional functions specifically for those with hearing impairments. Loud alarm clocks are the perfect recipe for waking up. They use a combination of sound, light and vibration to wake the heaviest sleepers.
- Extra loud sound to up 113dB (louder than a jackhammer one meter away!)
- Vibration - usually a pad placed under your pillow which vibrates
- Flashing light
- Option for phone ring amplification
How loud are alarm clocks for the hearing impaired?
The main feature of amplified alarm clocks is a loud ringer, which is often combined with other helpful assets such as a vibration pad or flashing strobe lights. Amplified alarm clocks generically produce sound between 80-100dB, which is louder than standing at a busy road junction. However, there are extra loud alarm clocks that offer greater levels of alarm volume. Depending on your need and hearing loss, some alarm clocks emit an extremely loud alarm reaching volumes of up to 113dB, which is louder than standing one meter away from a jackhammer.
Our Alarm Clocks for the Hearing Impaired
Most people consider getting up early in the morning a difficult task. At HearingDirect we have a wide range of digital loud alarm clocks from leading manufacturers such as Geemarc, Amplicomms and Sonic Alert. In addition to the amplified sound, many loud alarm clocks are also equipped with other helpful features such as vibrating pad for use under a pillow, bright flashing lights, etc. thus catering for a full set of stimuli for waking up.
Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock
The loudest device on the market is the Sonic Alert SBB500SS Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock made by Geemarc. The Sonic Bomb features a turbocharged extra loud alarm of up to 113 dB and a super powered vibrating bed shaker to put under your pillow as well as lots of other features. This alarm clock is guaranteed to wake the deepest of sleepers.
Sonic Alert SBD375SS Extra Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock
The superb Sonic Alert SBD375SS Extra Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock has a large digital display, one of the loudest alarms on the market at 113dB, a vibrating pad alert, and flashing light as well as so many other useful features. This is one early morning call you cannot miss!
Geemarc AmpliCALL500 extra loud alarm clock
The Geemarc AmpliCALL500 extra loud alarm clock has an 95dB alarm (louder than a petrol lawnmower) to help reluctant wakers. You can also use the flashing lights and the vibrating pad in various combinations, the mix of awakening features is guaranteed to get you up and out of bed.
Sonic Alert BD4000 Big Display MAXX Alarm Clock
The Sonic alert bd4000 big display MAXX alarm clock adds some modern and up-to-date features to the traditional alarm clock. The 75dB volume is still louder than most alarm clocks of a similar size and the vibration pad reinforces the alarm, helping to get you up and about. These days many people keep their smartphones or tablets by the bed, and you can keep them charged up through the USB outlet on the alarm clock.
Sonic Alert SBP100 Portable Vibrating Alarm Clock
The Sonic alert sbp100 portable vibrating alarm clock is just what you need when travelling with a hearing impairment. It still has an extra loud alarm (90dB), a pop-up display, a vibrating unit and can be battery powered.
Being hearing impaired, while beneficial during the night when a dripping tap or the ticking clock does not disturb you, can be a real problem in the morning. That’s why our excellent range of alarm clocks feature super loud alarms and extra awakening methods to really kickstart your morning. Sleep is essential for the body and mind to rest and it is not uncommon to fail to hear the alarm clock after an exhausting day and just a few hours of sleep.
About Hearing Direct
We are one of the world's leading hearing aid specialists. Hearing Direct offers a wide range of affordable products, as well as information resources to help improve the quality of life for the hard of hearing. We sell:
- Hearing aids,
- Hearing Aid Accessories such as earplugs,
- and amplified devices such as super loud alarm clocks and amplified phones.
Author: Gary Hill
Gary comes from 16 years’ experience in the hearing aid industry in both manufacturing and retail. Before co-founding HearingDirect, Gary was Marketing Director for a leading global hearing aid brand; GN ReSound where he worked for the UK sales division and latterly in their global headquarters in Copenhagen. He was responsible for developing and launching major global hearing aid models, conducting extensive research into the needs of the hearing impaired community and their performance demands of hearing aids and other devices.