Alerting Devices

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    Taxonomy Code: LH-0600.3000-030

    Programs that pay for or provide assistive devices which alert people who have hearing impairments to environmental signals such as smoke alarms, doorbells, security alarms or crying babies. Included are vibrotactile aids which utilize transmitters which are placed near the sound source(s) to be monitored and small receivers which are worn by the individual who has the hearing impairment; and visual alerts which utilize ordinary household lamps (or other similar pieces of equipment) in conjunction with transmitters and receivers. Transmitters are connected to the sound source and transmit to one or more receivers which flash when receiving signals.

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    Deaf and Hard of Hearing ServicesProvides assistance to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Offers information on assistive technology and various ways deaf and hard of hearing can use the telephone. Demonstrates listening and alerting devices. Assists in accessing services from state and local government agencies and service organizations. Provides a certificate that verifies hearing loss for a tuition waiver at state-supported post-secondary schools in Texas. Workshops and seminars with a focus on independent living are also available.West CentralDisability in ActionDisability in Action

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