Assistive technology and installation

A staff member from Expression Audiology shows a couple a range of assistive technology devices, including visual door bells, alarms and phones.

What is assistive technology?

Assistive Technology are devices which are used by people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

These assistive devices work to alert you of things going on around your home in a visual or tactile way.

For example:

  • a doorbell connected to a flashing light that sits in the living room and flashes when the doorbell is pressed
  • an alarm clock connected to a device that you put under your pillow, which vibrates when the alarm goes off
  • specialised devices for front or back doors, smoke alarms, phones, baby alarms and alarm clocks.
  • There are now also mainstream products that can help Deaf people, such as doorbells with a camera that connects to your mobile phone.

How will Assistive technology help me?

If you are Deaf or hard of hearing, assistive technology can increase awareness and safety in your home by alerting you via vibrating and visual cues.

Assistive technology can help a range of people with different degrees of hearing loss. There is also assistive technology with audio alerts for people with vision loss.

We can help you install and set-up the technology in your home.

How to get assistive technology

Assistive technology can be funded through your NDIS plan.

To view the devices in our assistive technology shop, click the button below.

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