I've had both of them. While they both are equally good and does the same job, they do have different sounds and their programming works differently. While there are pro and cons to both, the only way to know which you like better is to try both of them cause what may work for one won't work as...
First, you would need to know the exact make and model before doing research for accessories to buy. However, I was looking around the website and found this and I think this is perfect for what you are looking for.
Another option. You could probably find a hearing aid place that sells Phonak that is not an audiologist and just buy from them.
You could also find a different audiologist and buy it.
Here is a hearing aid store online. You could check with them.
Just be yourself and do best you can. If you don't understand, ask them to repeat it or even write down what they are saying.
If they get upset cause you asked them to repeat, that is their problem not yours cause you are one with hearing loss.
There are a lot of options out there so I'm gonna make it easier by only talking about this alarm clock:
I have been using this alarm clock for 10 years or more.
The shaker plugs into the back of sonic boom clock which when it goes off, the shaker...
Don't be quick to quit your job and sell your car!!
Take your time and get used to it but since you already have a job, they cannot fire you or make you quit just cause you are deaf. Also just cause you are deaf doesn't mean you can't drive. Just gotta learn how to use your eyes...
Just an idea you might like,
You could get a bed shaker alarm clock then add doorbell and tie a necklace or etc to it so she could have it around her neck. If she falls, she can press the button and then it would shake your bed.
You can check around that website and see other options they might...