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      Choosing the right baby monitor if you have hearing loss

      To celebrate the royal birth, we’re shining the spotlight on baby monitors designed for parents and carers with hearing loss. Finding the right baby monitor for your hearing needs can give you peace of mind – and some must-needed rest.

      By: Sally Bromham | 01 May 2018

      There are many different types of baby monitor available, and deciding which one is most suitable for your hearing needs is an important decision. Here are some of the features you should consider:

      Flashing, vibrating or audible alert

      Baby monitors designed for people who are deaf or have hearing loss need a transmitter (the main baby alarm unit placed near the baby) and a receiver (which alerts you to their cries) to work. Find the receiver that best meets your hearing needs. The most common alerts are flashing light, extra-loud alarm or vibrating pad for when you’re asleep.

      Sensitivity control

      Some baby alarms can be ultra-sensitive and alert you to the smallest sound. Choose a monitor with sensitivity settings to help ensure it’s not triggered unnecessarily.

      Adjustable time delay

      An adjustable delay timer will allow you to decide how long any sounds in your baby’s room are detected before you're alerted. This means you won’t be disturbed by every small noise and gurgle your baby makes.

      Long range

      Choose a baby monitor with a long range of over 200m so you’ll know as soon as your baby cries, even if you’re asleep or a few rooms away. It will give you complete peace of mind and a better night’s rest.

      Suitable for more than one child

      Some baby alarms allow you to distinguish between up to four transmitters, so if you have more than one child, you’ll know who needs attention!

      Compatible with safety accessories for older children

      There are handy accessories available to detect if older children have climbed out of bed or left the room. It’s worth checking whether the baby monitor you choose is compatible with these types of accessories.

      Recommended product – Bellman Visit baby monitor

      Action on Hearing Loss recommends the bestselling Bellman Visit baby monitor for parents and carers who are deaf or have hearing loss. It includes all of the above features, giving total peace of mind, day and night.

      Find out more

      Discover the full range of baby alarm products by visiting our webshop. Link to https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/shop/alarms-and-alerts/baby-alarms/#Baby Alarms or contact our Customer Services team:

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      We’re the only UK charity with a full range of products for people living with deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus, so we’re the ideal source of impartial advice. And every purchase means that you’re helping fund research to cure hearing loss within a generation.

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