People with hearing disorders cannot hear a Fire Alarm or Carbon Monoxide Alarm in their home or in fact any environment. What I find alarming, pardon the pun, is just how many people are completely unaware that they have a hearing deficit disorder and therefore place themselves and their families at risk in not being able to respond to an alarm evoking an emergency.
This information gave me serious thought and concern about people, especially grandparents, who babysit their grandchildren and other children in their neighbourhoods and communities.
.. many people are completely unaware that they have a hearing deficit disorder
If you know someone who has difficulty hearing, please urge them to take a hearing test with an audiologist, most commonly referred by a family physician. To read more about this subject please click on Children's Safety Information .
Your awareness could save a life.