Deaf Awareness Month 2021: What you can do to help
It can be difficult to live a normal life with permanent hearing loss. We are working to make hearing loss a non-issue with technology.
The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) started the Deaf Awareness Month initiative. It coincides with International Day of Sign Languages (2021) and International Week of the Deaf People (2021). The main purpose of the event, which was established in 1958, is to raise awareness and advocate for all those with hearing loss. Bellman & Symfon’s goal to help people with hearing loss or deafness is to create high-quality products that meet their everyday needs. We have everything you need, from hearing amplifiers to assistive listening devices.
Bellman & Symfon specifically designed the Visit Smart Home system with hearing loss in mind. The Visit Smart Home system makes it easy for the hard-of-hearing and deaf to see all important signals in their home. This includes the doorbell, phone ringing, and even serious alarms like smoke or carbon monoxide alarms. This alert system was created to give the deaf community security.
Visit Smart Home uses transmitters and receivers that work together. The transmitters detect signals like ringing a telephone, doorbell, smoke detector, or carbon monoxide alarm. The transmitter then wirelessly connects with a receiver device, such as vibrations, flashes and loud sounds. You can program the Pager Receiver to emit different colors for additional transmitters.
The Push Button Transmitter acts as a wireless doorbell. The button is pressed by the user, which signals the receiver to alert the hard-of-hearing person with sounds, lights or vibrations. You can also use it as a personal phone button.
When a transmitter is activated, the Pager Receiver will send out vibrations and color lights. It’s small and lightweight so it can be carried around in your pocket or belt. You can also connect a Bed Shaker accessory to the charger during the night.
Hearing Loss Advocate
Do not be afraid to share your struggles with hearing loss with family and friends. Ask your friends and family members who have hearing loss what they can do to help you. You can help by adding captions to all videos and being more expressive when speaking. It is the small things that make a difference.
Learn basic ASL
A few signs of American Sign Language can be helpful in communicating with non-verbal and hearing-impaired people. You can find tons of apps that allow you to quickly learn new signs. The largest minority group in America is the deaf community, but they are not represented well. It is important for everyone to learn how to communicate with others, especially the deaf community.
Please visit a website we found – https://shop.bellman.com/pages/alarm-clocks – to learn more about all the assistive listening and alerting devices for the hard of hearing and deaf that they have to offer.