Carbon monoxide detectors for the deaf

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  1. Miss-Delectable

    Miss-Delectable New Member

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    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/13288185.htm

    The Olathe Fire Department is providing special carbon monoxide detectors for residents who are deaf or hard of hearing.

    Department officials said regular carbon monoxide detectors cost about $20 each, but special devices for the deaf can cost 10 times that.

    The department has purchased more than 150 detectors with $21,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that fire officials say accounts for half of fatal poisonings in the United States.

    The special detectors use a combination of bright strobe light and an audible alarm to alert a person to the gas.

    They can be plugged into a standard outlet.

    For more information, call (913) 971-6333 or the TTY line at (913) 971-7903.
     
  2. Angel

    Angel ♥"Concrete Angel"♥ Premium Member

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    Only 10 dollars? :eek: ....That's cheap, Thank you so much for posting this information... I have wanted one for quite a while now , glad to hear I could get one for cheap price....

    Thanks a million girl!!
     
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    No, Angel "10 times" it meant 200 dollars
     
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    Gosh I need glasses!.... :o Thanks for telling me
     
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    I know what ^Angel^ needs for christmas: New eyeglasses! :whistle:
     
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    hehehe ha ha, no more likely maginfly(sp) glasses
     
  7. Kateweb

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    why would adding a stobe light to someting mutiply the price 10 fold that is redicules !! the bulbes for those things are cheep. like 15 bucks thay should not be able to gat away with that.
     
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    Cost to engineer, UL approval fees, Prototype process, manufacturing process CAN add up astronished cost, much more than you'd realize, and the expectation of sales is much smaller so hence it cost MUCH MUCH MUCH more to produce limit quanities. That is the problem! Believe it or not, to get approval for UL label on product starts at least 50,000 dollars including attorney fees! That is why it cost much much more than the one that have been in high production quota.

     
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    :rofl: you just like me.. I read but i read again before i misunderstand.. sometimes i dont.. lol


    ouch 200?
    :eek:
     
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    wont the noise set off your alert master alarm clock anyway ?
     
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    This is poinless for most of ADers here. These KC residents are very lucky!!! damn!
     
  12. dkf747

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    If you have one.
     
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    Darn I wish to get it for free but I dont live there. Whaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

    Anyway I have regular one and it works for me as long as I sleep in the living room. It give me hell last spring. It's kept going off all the time and found out need to replace it. Battery replace once a year and for the alarm system replace every 5 yrs. No wonder. So now it better whewwwwwww. That noise is so annoyed. But it better be safe then sorry. :wave:
     
  14. Miss-Delectable

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    Let's hope it'll become cheaper in other states.
     
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    I was reading an article in my hearing aid specialist's newsletter this morning on smoke detectors which asked the question of whether one could or couldn't hear smoke and monoxide detectors without one's hearing aids.

    I've been HOH for many years and never considered this personal safety point.

    Anyway,I removed my hearing aids and tested my smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. I could hear the smoke ones but I could barely hear one of my monoxide detectors. (We have 2 for monoxide.)

    Does anyone know of any battery powered only carbon monoxide detectors that can be wall mounted or put on a nightstand that are for the hearing impaired?

    Thank You!
     
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    No, there isn't any. Sorry :(

    Reason: Battery itself is not powerful enough to provide strobe light or any visual alarm. Speaker or horn tend to use much less power, that is why one for battery is available, unfortunately Deaf or HoH can't hear.

    BUT, there is plug type Carbon Monoxide alarm that requires 120V, and you can add UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) which can be found at computer department. This is best known solution.

     
  17. whatdidyousay!

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    You could buy a smoke alarm that has a flashing light that could wake the dead up. They're used in apartment for the elderlies I use to work in and I had a client that a fire alarm in her house that was hooked with the fire department and the she had flashing light on the smoke alarms . She collected dolls and did not want anything to happen them . There where so many dolls I could not find a place to sit down.
     
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    Thanks Diehard Biker!

    I did find a battery only smoke alarm on the Loudenlow website and asked them about a carbon monoxide detector. (Am waiting for their response.)

    Since this thread originated several years ago,maybe there is a monoxide detector out there somewhere that's battery only. I'll keep looking and let AllDeaf know when i find one.
     
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    Roca specifically asked for battery powered unit which is not currently available in market, 120v power type, yes available. The only option is UPS which is a battery back-up power for any electronic device to provide power in event of black out.

     
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    I kept looking and there's a website,www.assistech.com,that has several dual purpose (smoke and monoxide) detectors. Brand name is OneLink,which I believe is a subsidiary of First Alert.

    These detectors by Onelink can be set up not just to coordinate with the other detectors in one's residence/business but to give a verbal alert to what room the smoke or monoxide is being detected in.

    On Assistech's website,I tested the alarms' sounds. They have different pitches, volume, and frequency than the average smoke or monoxide alarms. Much easier for me to hear.

    Said alarms are probably more suited to the HOH or blind than to the deaf.

    I might invest in something by Assistech if the reviews on Assistech,Amazon,and E-Bay are favorable. I believe I can hear these alarms without my hearing aids on.

    I'll keep looking to see what might be available for the deaf.
     

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