Smoke alarm assistance programs
Smoke alarms for the deaf and hearing impaired
Specialised smoke alarms are available for people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment. These have a flashing strobe light and/or a vibrating pad that can be placed under the pillow which activate when the smoke alarm sounds and are designed to interconnect with conventional audible alarms in different locations within the home. If one of the alarms senses smoke, all alarms will sound, the strobe will flash and the vibrating pad will operate.
Visit the Smoke alarms for the deaf and hearing impaired page to find out more.