Got a Hearing Problem? Ideas to Tech Up Your House
Technology is making it easier to stay in your home as you age. There are in-home monitoring systems for falls, pendants for emergency help and telemedicine for health care. And then there are the more specialized solutions.
In an article about aging-in-place services, the Shreveport, LA, newspaper The Times reports on a few tech aids for fading hearing:
TV Ears can be attached to a television and allows the user to increase the volume. Personal sound amplifiers are also available to help seniors hear better in auditoriums or in large crowds.
There is also a system that can be installed in the home that alerts senior citizens when a smoke alarm is activated or if someone is at the door. The system is connected to lamps throughout the home and will flicker the lights to alert the senior.
To learn about more aging-in-place technologies, check out these previous OurParents posts.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.