It’s Deaf Awareness Week (May 14-20) and national charity Action on Hearing Loss is marking the occasion with a nod to the life-changing technology that is out there to assist people with hearing loss or deafness.
According to the charity, more than 900,000 people in the UK are severely deaf; 24,000 use sign language as their main language; and due to our ageing population by 2035 it is estimated that 15.6 million people will have some form of hearing loss. But this does not mean you cannot live life to the fullest.
Here’s a round-up of the charity’s bestselling products for every situation – at home, work, or out socialising.
Roger Pen conversation listener
The Roger Pen is an outstanding amplified conversation listener. The superb sound and speech enhancement technology will transform your ability to hear again. In fact, you will understand up to 62% more in noise and over distance compared to people with no hearing loss.
CL7400BT Bluetooth headphones
These wireless headphones are perfect for listening to music or taking phone calls on the move. With volume, tone and balance controls, you can adjust the sound to suit your hearing loss.
Amplipower 50 phone
The Amplipower 50 phone has an extra-loud ringer and flashing strobe light, so you will always know when someone is calling. It is hearing aid compatible, with adjustable volume and tone controls, to help you catch every word of the conversation.
Honeywell Halo doorbell
This portable doorbell has an extra-loud chime and a flashing strobe light for when the doorbell cannot be heard. With a wireless range of up to 200m, it carries well throughout the home and garden so you will always know when there is someone at the door.
All these products are available from actiononhearingloss.org.uk/shop with 10% off until May 20, 2018.