During Deaf Awareness Week we want to make everyone aware that we can help to protect you and your loved ones.
If you're deaf or have hearing loss, it's essential to have a smoke alarm system installed in your home that can alert you to potential danger. While traditional smoke alarms rely on loud noise to notify people, there are sensory smoke alarms that are wirelessly linked to sensory devices including vibrating pads, vibrating pagers, and flashing lights.
To make sure you have the most suitable smoke alarm system installed in your home, you can reach out to our safety team for advice and book a home fire safety visit. Be sure to inform them about your hearing loss and whether you use hearing aids or a cochlear implant, so they can recommend the most appropriate system to meet your needs.
Contact our Public Safety Centre through our website to make an online referral or you can contact them on 0300 303 8242.
If you live in Hull or North Lincolnshire, you can contact the local sensory teams who fit sensory smoke alarms, based on their criteria within these areas:
Don't let hearing loss put you at risk; take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones by installing a smoke alarm system that meets your needs.