Term Alerting Devices
Code LH-0600.3000-030
Definition 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.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 9/11/07
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External Classification Terms Assistive Technology Equipment Provision (NPC E08.02)
Biomedicine & Bioengineering (NTE G92)
Deaf & Hearing Impaired Centers (NTE P87)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Personal Safety (ACH E-01)
Related Concepts Deafness/Hearing Impairments
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Bibliographic References ABLEDATA Thesaurus, Fifth Edition, Adaptive Equipment Center, Newington Children's Hospital, Newington, CT, 1990

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