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Serene Innovations RF-200 Cell Phone Ringer / Flasher

The RF-200 Uses a loud ringer and bright flasher to alert you to incoming landline, cell phone, *Skype™ and *FaceTime™ call and SMS messages. With its optional bed shaker, you will never miss a call again, even while you sleep.

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Features

  • Simple to use. Just plug into your landline or park your cell phone on the unit and set it to “vibrate”.

  • Unique, bright flashing patterns and adjustable ring tones distinguish calls from landlines, cell phones and Skype™.

  • Bright indicator lights alert you to a missed call or SMS message.

  • Detects and alerts you to WEA* public emergency broadcast warnings of impending emergencies or disasters.

  • Its USB Port serves as a convenient, dedicated charging station for your cell phone.

  • Jack for optional bed shaker so you’ll never miss a call, even while you sleep.

  • Battery Backup in case of power outages (batteries not included).

  • *Skype™ is a trademark of Skype™ and Serene Innovations, Inc. is not affiliated, authorised or otherwise associated by/with the Skype group of companies.

  Product Specifications

  • USB Charge Port Output: 5VDC 650mA max (used with AC adapter only)

  • Bed Shaker Output: 9VDC 300mA max

  • Input Voltage: 9VDC 1000mA

  • Dimension: Approx. 116 x 85 x 90 mm H (WxDxH)

  • Weight: Approx. 225 gm (0.5lb. without batteries)

  • Battery Backup: 4 x AA alkaline (not included)

  • Battery Life: Up to 10 months (with typical usage)

  • Operating Temperature: +10 to 40 c

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ClearSounds iConnect A1600BT Amplified Bluetooth Freedom Phone

Why incorporate Bluetooth in a landline phone? Flexibility & freedom. The A1600 with Bluetooth now allows individuals who depend on their mobile phones as their basic communication device, to benefit from the full range of amplification and frequency control, as well as comfort and features that ClearSounds amplified phone have to offer.

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Cell phone sharing capabilities:

  • If you pair and connect your cell phone to your ClearSounds phone, you can use the phones together, in these ways:

  • Use the ClearSounds handset or base to place a call using your cell phone line.

  • Use the ClearSounds handset or base to answer a call that was placed to your cell phone.

  • Switch cell phone calls back and forth between your cell phone and the ClearSounds phone.

  • Simultaneously converse on a landline call and a cell phone call using the ClearSounds handset and base.


Cell phone sharing advantages:

  • By using the ClearSounds A1600BT phone for a cell phone call, you enjoy A1600BT features that might not be available on the cell phone.

  • Here are some of the features on your ClearSounds phone that you can use during a cell phone call:

  • No searching for the cell phone to place or receive a cell call on the ClearSounds phone. The cellphone must simply be within Bluetooth range of the ClearSounds base.

  • Converse on the ClearSounds phone while your cell phone charges.

  • Dial a cell phone call using the ClearSounds phone inbound calls list, redial list or phonebook.

  • Enjoy the ClearSounds phone enhanced volume (including ringtone volume), enhanced visual ring notification and enlarged keys.

  • Converse hands free using the ClearSounds phone speakerphone, headset or neckloop.

  • Converse on the ClearSounds phone with no concern about cell phone signal dropout.

  • Use the ClearSounds mute and hold features.

  • While using the ClearSounds phone to converse on a cell phone line, receive or place a landline call at the same time

Key Features:

  • ClearDigital Power™ Delivers Maximum Clarity & Background Noise Suppression

  • 50 dB amplification with full range tone control

  • Full duplex speakerphone in handset and base

  • DECT 6.0 System expandable up to 5 handsets total (Expansion Handset – A1600E-BT)

  • 95 dB adjustable base ringer and 85 dB adjustable handset ringer

  • Bright visual ringer on base and handset

Bluetooth Features:

  • Bluetooth connection

  • Hybrid technology allows you to choose either your cellular line or your landline for calls

  • Variable ring tones allow you to distinguish between an incoming cellular call and incoming landline call

  • For cellular calls, switch between the DECT handset and your cell phone

  • Simultaneously converse on a landline call and a cell phone call using the handset and base

Base Talking Features:

  • Talking Caller ID – speaks name and number of caller (If you have entered a number into the phonebook and have recorded a voice entry, this recording will be announced)

  • Talking Phonebook – record a name for each phonebook entry

  • Talking Review – when reviewing the Caller ID list, phonebook, or redial list, the information will be spoken

Base & Handset Talking Feature:

  • Talking Keypad – number verification for pre-dialing (speaks back through speakerphone) – base and handset

Digital Answering System:

  • Playback through handset or base

  • Amplified up to 50 dB through handset

  • 15 minutes of digital recording time

  • Call Screening/Intercept – allows you to listen to incoming callers leaving a message without answering the call.

  • Remote Access

  • Time/Day Stamp

  • Message playback speed – standard/slower

Extra Features:

  • Name/Number Caller ID* (base stores 20 calls and handset stores 40 calls)

  • 8 one-touch photo memory dial buttons in base

  • 1 one-touch SOS emergency key in handset

  • 4 one-touch memory dial buttons in handset

  • Phonebook directory to easily store and dial frequently called numbers (30 in base and 50 in handset)

  • Jack for optional vibrating pad offers silent ring signaling (for best results, use a ClearSounds shaker accessory)

  • 6-level ringer volume control and 10 adjustable ring tones

  • Vibrating handset ringer

  • Base supports 4 languages: English, French, German & Spanish

  • Handset supports 7 languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish

  • 2.5mm headset jack & 3.5mm neckloop jack

  • Big button easy-to-read backlit keypad

  • Hearing Aid Compatible

  • Size:

    • Base: 9.25″ x 6″ x 2.25″

    • Handset: 7.25″ x 2.5″ x 1″

  • Color: Black

  • 1-year warranty

Bellman & Symfon Mino Digital Personal Amplifier w/ Zoom Microphone

Swedish Bellman & Symfon Mino Digital Personal Amplifier is an all-digital personal amplifier that helps you hear better in most everyday situations. Mino delivers crystal clear sound, even in busy environments. Whether you wear a hearing aid or just have the occasional hearing difficulty that arises out of everyday life, the Mino helps you understand sounds and words and make listening a more enjoyable activity.

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How it works
The Mino uses digital signal processing which isolates speech while removing background noise and feedback.

Using the Mino is intuitive. Just place it on a table or hang it around your neck. Speech will come through loud and clear. Choose to listen with headphones, earphones, Microset, or if you use hearing aids, via a neckloop (sold separately) (below).

High Definition Audio
The Mino uses similar digital technology as modern CD/DVD players and delivers crystal clear speech free from annoying background noise.
The revolutionary High Definition Audio technology produces an outstanding sound quality. This means you can use the Mino for hours without your ears growing tired.

Enjoy music and TV
Connect Mino to the TV and enjoy perfect sound in stereo while sparing your family’s ears. Or listen to your favorite song on your Hi-fi system or MP3 player at the volume of your choice.
If you press the Push-to-Listen-button, you can also hear the conversation around you, without having to remove your head phones (or any other listening accessory).

Zoom the sound
Mino has both an omni- and a unidirectional microphone (zoom). With the zoom microphone, you can ‘point’ to the person talking, reducing the background noise. With Mino you can easily switch between omni and zoom mode with the single touch of a button.
The zoom microphone is very useful in busy places like restaurants and cafés with background music, echo and a lot of conversation going on.

Bring Mino to the movies
The Mino is equipped with a first class Telecoil. The Telecoil picks up sound in venues fitted with hearing loop systems, such as many theaters, churches and concert halls. Mino’s Telecoil always delivers perfect sound, whether it’s placed in your pocket or on a table. Look for a T-symbol next time you visit your favorite movie theatre.

Slim battery. Robust performance
Like everything in the Mino, the battery doesn’t compromise power for portability. Its built-in lithium-ion battery lasts up to eighteen hours of extensive use, and takes less than two and a half hours to charge. The battery is both light weight and environmental friendly. If you travel frequently, you should use our portable Car Charger – an original accessory available from Bellman and Symfon of Sweden.

Boost your hearing aids
If your hearing aid isn’t quite enough in certain situations, you should try connecting it to Mino using our discreet neck loop.

Mino will amplify speech further and work as a practical volume and tone control for your hearing aid. You can also connect Mino to the TV to amplify the TV sound in your hearing aid.

Warranty
The Mino Digital Amplifier comes with a two year warranty. One year warranty for the neckloop, and 90 day warranty for all other accessories (i.e. headphone, earphone) (below).

Features:

  • Digital signal processing

  • Up to 60dB of amplification

  • Tone control

  • Intuitive design

  • Zoom and omnidirectional built-in microphone

  • High gloss finish to minimize handling noise

  • Can be used as a t-coil receiver (lockable)

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 18 hours of use

  • 2.5mm auxiliary jack

  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Serene Innovations TV100 TV Personal Listener System

The Serene Innovations TV100 TV Personal Listener System lets you hear everything in great comfort without disturbing others! The TV-Direct 100 TV Listener is a 2.3/2.8MHz infrared system that features proprietary High Definition Sound (HDS) technology that amplifies and delivers CD quality dialog and life-like sound direct to your ears.

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  • Wireless

  • Rests naturally and gently on your shoulders so you can listen in private, in un-matched comfort and with freedom of movement

  • Light weight and comfortable to wear; it feels like you’re not wearing anything.

  • Automatic Volume Control eliminates sudden blasts of loud noises and commercials.

  • Input jack to listen to movies on plane, iPod, and other audio sources

  • Dual charging Bays for two separate receivers. (One included; extra receiver sold separately)

  • 4-times longer battery life than most listeners- up to 24 hours of listening time per full charge.

  • Adjustable Digital Tone Control enhances dialog clarity and intelligibility to suit your hearing.

  • Hi-fidelity and passive noise isolation speaker stays gently in your ear without creating pressure of discomfort.

  • Proprietary High Definition Sound (HDS) technology amplifies (up to 120 db spl) and delivers stereo CD quality sounds and life-like sound effects direct to your ears.

SafeAwake Fire Alarm Aid with Bed Shaker

Sleep peacefully while feeling confident that you will wake up when your T3 smoke detector is activated. The SafeAwake Fire Alarm Aid works with existing smoke detectors to provide essential protection for deaf and hard of hearing people, or those who might not wake up to the standard audible alert of an ordinary smoke detector. SafeAwake is not a smoke detector – it requires previously installed, working smoke detectors to function.

 

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Once your T3 smoke detector is activated, the SafeAwake alerts you with bed shaker, a flashing white light and a high decibel, low frequency (520Hz) alarm. This 520Hz tone has been proven to be significantly more effective at waking those with mild to severe hearing loss when compared to the standard domestic and commercial smoke alarm audible signal which currently produces a 3000Hz signal.

 

Amplicom AB900 Amplified Answering Machine w/ Message Control

Amplified Answering Machine with Rotary Dials for Tone and Speed Control.  Simple Push Buttons for Volume Control.

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  • Adjustable volume amplified up to max 40dB

  • Rotary frequency tone control

  • Rotary play back speed control

  • 24 minutes of digital recording with flash memory

  • Set up available in 6 languages

  • One-touch playback with pause feature

  • Skip, repeat or erase messages (Single erase or All erase)

  • Two digit LED display message counter

  • 3.5mm jack for headset or neckloop (sold separately)

 

 

ADA Compliance Guidelines

The ADA requires that all hotels and motels provide guest rooms accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. The ADA has specific language and requirements for hearing impaired accessibility.

(Table 9.1.3)
 Number of Rooms In the Hotel Rooms for Hearing Impaired Guests
1 – 25 1
26 – 50 2
51 – 75 3
76 – 100 4
101 – 150 5
151 – 200 6
201 – 300 7
301 – 400 8
401 – 500 9
501 – 1000 2% of total rooms
1001 and over 20 plus 1 for each 100 over 1000

The new requirements also requires hotels and motels to disperse the Hearing Impaired accessible guest rooms among the various types of guest rooms offered based on type, number of beds and amenities. This means that hotels and motels are not allowed to make all mobility (wheelchair) accessible rooms Hearing Impaired accessible nor are they able to limit Hearing Impaired accessible rooms to one floor, queens, kings, smoking, and non-smoking. Hearing impaired accessible guest rooms must be DISPERSED among the various types of guest rooms offered.

We offer several kits to keep your company in compliance: