EDUDEAF: Alarm Clocks

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Subj: alarm clocks
Date: 97-01-27 13:12:47 EST
From: bownby@WHILLS.AEA12.K12.IA.US (bob ownby)
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Would like to know which is more effective for severe HOH or Deaf individuals, an alarm clock with a bed vibrator or one with a strobe light?

Would appreciate any feedback from group. Thanks

Robert Ownby, Hearing Supervisor
Western Hills AEA
1520 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106
[bownby@whills.aea12.k12.ia.us]

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Subj: Re: alarm clocks
Date: 97-01-27 19:36:42 EST
From: tfrisk@EPIX.NET (Tim & Deb Frisk)
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Robert,

From what I understand, it's a personal preference, not a matter of which is better. I had 2 deaf roommates in college. One preferred strobe light, one preferred bed vibrator. My roomie who used a light, said she didn't like having the vibrator in bed with her. A bit of advice though...make sure you have good curtains if you go with the strobe light. There were many mornings when those cheap curtains would let the sun stream in and......

Deb Frisk

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Subj: Re: alarm clocks
Date: 97-01-27 22:48:56 EST
From: hydronut@WOLFENET.COM (Gerry Grimm)
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Contact the Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center (HSDC) for information...they have a variety of alarms for sale. They're at hsdc@halcyon.com for email or you can visit their web site at http://www.hsdc.org/

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Subj: Re: alarm clocks
Date: 97-01-28 00:34:37 EST
From: dr.j@RDZ.STJOHNS.EDU (Jay Lucker)
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Dear Bob,

Both.....it really depends on the individual.

For example, I have seen some people find that the strobe light doesn't wake them at all, so lights are no good. Others I know are annoyed by the bed vibrator. BTW, there is also a small, more compact vibrator which fits under a pillow. It is portable, so it can be taken with your if you travel. Worked well with my wife.

dr.j!

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Subj: alarm clocks -Reply
Date: 97-01-28 12:54:44 EST
From: JBastean@MSD.K12.MO.US (Judy Bastean)
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There both very effective. It depends on the individual. Some deaf do not like the vibrator at all and prefer the strobe. You might ask the person what they would like!

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Subj: Re: alarm clocks
Date: 97-01-28 18:23:17 EST
From: ereed@LCLARK.EDU (Eric Reed)
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I use about the size of "Wheat Thin" crackers vibrator and it helps me a lot since I have a very sensitive feeling. This vibrator can snap on the wrist and also can cling onto clothes. So, I use it to cling on my box short. This is the only one that is BEST FOR ME!

This is just for your information.

Smile,
Eric

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