by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
In the USA in 2006, there were 412,500 home fires that killed 2,580 people and injured another 12,925 people. That’s scary! On the average, these same fires killed one person with hearing loss every 15 hours, and injured a person with hearing loss every 3 hours. That’s really scary if you are one of the 70 million Americans with hearing loss!
You don’t have to become one of those statistics. Although having a hearing loss puts you at a decided disadvantage when using standard alerting devices to warn you of fires, you can put the odds decidedly in your favor if you follow these four basic steps…
Thus begins my latest article “Fire Safety for People with Hearing Loss“. Click this link to read the rest of this article.
This article explains a number of practical coping strategies for preventing fires from happening in your home and discusses wonderful new alerting systems to quickly get your attention—even if you have a hearing loss—if a fire should happen to break out.