If you have hearing loss or are a deep sleeper, getting up with an alarm clock in the morning is nearly impossible. This can cause sleepless nights and stress when faced with figuring out how to get up in the morning for work and important events. This is especially true if you are traveling and normally rely on a family member to wake you while you are home. A true solution is an alarm designed specifically for the hearing impaired. I received an Amplicom alarm clock with wireless vibrating pad to review for this post.
Alarm for Hearing Impaired
The Amplicom TCL200 Digital Alarm Clock with Wireless Vibrating Pad is a revolutionary alarm for hearing impaired and deep sleepers. This vibration alarm clock has all the great features of a traditional alarm clock with added features for the hearing impaired including adjustable volume up to 90 dB, adjustable tone, large and illuminated numerals, delay snooze buttons, and bright flashing LED light.
There are 5 different alarm patterns to choose from.
If you’d like, you can have the volume go up to 90 dB – which is LOUD – with the LED light flashing, AND have the vibration pad vibration.
This alarm for hearing impaired also will give you both an audible and vibration to notify you of a phone call when hooked to your landline phone.
Unlike other models, Amplicom offers this wireless model for ease and convenience of use. The Amplicom TCL series shaker alarm clocks are the first on the market to be wireless, it comes with a chargeable wireless notification vibration pad that can be placed under your pillow. It is small too, so you won’t feel like you are sleeping on a brick! Having a wireless vibrating pad is much nicer than dealing with wires and cords that other brands require.
Alarm for Hearing Impaired Review
My dad went deaf from a virus 8 years ago. He has always been an early riser. Since his hearing loss, he is up extremely early, I feel like it is because he is afraid of getting up late and missing his alarm clock. He would never want to be late for work or an appointment. He has been using a traditional alarm clock and his cell phone on vibrate as a backup. I was happy to be able to give him the Amplicom vibration alarm clock. He was excited to give it a try.
Amplicom TCL200 Video Review
It works great. He is able to use both the audible and vibration method, as he wishes for himself and/or my mom. I like that Amplicom products are useful for both hearing impaired and their family members. No need for two of each! You can set the volume to the level you’d like, you may not need it to be the full 90 dB. The alarm starts off at a lower volume and increases up to your set volume until you turn the alarm off. When I tested the alarm in my home, I could hear the alarm loudly downstairs when it was going off in our bedroom upstairs. It reminded me of a fire alarm, it was so loud.
My sister is a deep sleeper. She sets multiple alarms in order to wake up in the morning. It can be very frustrating for her. When she learned about the Amplicom vibration alarm, she said she has to get one!
Amplicom TCL 200 is also a talking alarm clock for the vision impaired. When you hit the large snooze button on top, it will announce the time. You can choose 1 of 5 languages. I have a friend who is blind and she said this would be very helpful in knowing what time it is any time of the day but especially in the morning when the alarm goes off.
The Amplicom TCL200 is available in both analogue and digital for your preference.
Amplicom USA also offers practical solutions for the hearing impaired, and aging population with products including telephones, answering machines, vibration pads, and more. Learn more on the Amplicom website.
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Amplicom who provided the product for review.