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MedEd Connections Resource Guide: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH)

What Are Some Technology Options to Support My Child’s Daily Living?


Daily living technology supports include alarm clocks, doorbells, and smoke alarms that flash and/or vibrate. Additionally, there is a button on your television remote control labeled “CC”, which will activate closed captioning.

Harris Communications and Oaktree Products offer various products which are designed to support people who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH), such as telephones, alarm clocks, watches, television listening devices, personal amplifiers, signal systems (doorbells and smoke alarms), FMs/Infrared systems, loops, and T-coil.

A combination of various assistive technology (AT) devices, and services can help your child successfully complete educational tasks and participate in social and leisure activities. The professionals in the educational and medical systems working with you and your child can provide further information about various technology options.