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Hospitals, Retirement and Long Term Care Facilities

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Call: 1-866-518-0000

TTY: 1-877-215-9530

Patients and residents who are deaf or have hearing loss often encounter barriers to communication with loved ones, caregivers, and medical staff while in hospital, retirement or long-term care residences. Noisy environments, technical difficulties with hearing aids, an unwillingness to wear existing hearing aids or other circumstances can pose additional barriers.  
CHS Facility and Technology Assessments can assist you in meeting the requirements in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. 

Telephone Communication

Ideal for patient, waiting, emergency and common rooms, amplified phones are designed to make conversation clear and easy to understand for patients or residents with hearing loss. Most phones have a volume range of 15 – 20dB; our phones have a range of 30 – 60 dB which is a suitable range for mild to moderate hearing loss.  Photo memory dialling is a great option for patients or residents who may be suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, additional features like outgoing voice amplification, and speakerphone are also very helpful.  In-line phone amplifiers are another option that offer volume adjustment to an existing phone.  

Clarity Alto Plus - 53dB Corded "" Clearsounds CSC500 ""  

Clarity In-line Telephone Amplifier HA40 "" 

Teletypewriters (TTYs) are telephones that have a keyboard and small display screen that allow text communication over telephone lines. 

Products for patient, resident rooms, public areas:

Ultratec Uniphone 1140"" Ultratec Minicom IV""

Products for customer service areas, including front desk and reception:

Ultratec Superprint 4425"" TextNet""

Alerting Systems

Essential for patient and resident rooms, alerting systems provide visual and or vibration notification to everyday sounds like someone at the door to the telephone ringing and more. 

Clarity Alertmaster AL10-K with door knocker, door button and bed shaker"" Clarity Alertmaster Baby Sound Monitor AMBX""
Clarity Alertmaster AL11 with door button""

Emergency Notification

Heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms for the deaf and hard of hearing community that warn of danger through high intensity flash and strobe lights.  

Bellman Visit Smoke Alarm Transmitter and Flash Receiver"" 

Bellman Visit Alarm Clock Receiver with Bed Shaker""

Patient Safety

Bellman Door Entering or Exiting Contact Mat and Transmitter""

The contact mat is placed under the existing entrance door mat or the foot of a bed to notify a patient or resident that someone is entering or exiting a room. When triggered, a signal is sent to a receiver to provide visual or vibration alerts. 

One-to-one Communication

One-to-one communication can be frustrating for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Misunderstandings can have serious consequences in medical settings. These devices provide barrier free access to communication. 

UbiDuo"" 

For a great description of the Ubi Duo in action, check out the video here!Image link to UBIDUO video

Williams Sound PocketTalker Pro"" 

Bellman Maxi Personal Digital Communicator""
Williams Sound Motiva Personal Amplification and FM System"" 

Wiiliams Sound Neckloop""
Univox Cross The Counter Loop System""  

Wiiliams Sound Portable Counter Loop System""

Check out this great video overview for Counter Loop Systems! Image link to UBIDUO video

Television Viewing 

Assistive Listening Devices allow patients or residents to enjoy television at a volume they choose without disturbing others in the room. These systems consist of transmitter that is connected to the television and a wireless receiver that is worn by the person with hearing loss.  

Sennheiser 840S FM Pendant TV Listening System ""

Sennheiser 900 Infared TV and Theatre Listening Systems""

Group Communication - Large Area FM, Infared, and Audio Loop Systems

For a great overview of assistive listening systems, check out the video here!

Sennheiser Large Area Infared System"" 

Williams Sound Portable Large Area FM System""
Williams Sound Large Area Infared System - TBA

William Sound Audio Loop System - TBA

Soundfield Amplification Systems

Frontrow ToGo"" Frontrow Juno""
Simeon 500WU"" Phonak DigiMaster""

Email CHS Corporate Services
Call: 1-855-548-2433

TTY: 1-877-215-9530

 

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