by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
A man wrote:
I am somewhat hard of hearing. I can never hear my cell phone when it rings , even when it is my pocket. Do you have a remote little light that would blink when my phone rings?
Sorry, I’m not aware of a portable blinking light device for cell phones. However, there are some things you can do. First, most hard of hearing people have a high-frequency loss—which means they don’t hear the higher-frequency cell phone ring tones very well. Therefore, to make it easier to hear your cell phone ringing, download (or choose) the lowest frequency ring tone that is available for your phone. You might be surprised how much better you can hear a lower-frequency ring tone.
Second, why don’t you leave your cell phone on vibrate so you can feel it ring, even if you can’t hear it?
Third, if you regularly put your cell phone down—for example, on your desk, or on your bed table at night, I do have a nifty gizmo for you. This device flashes a light, produces a loud audible alert, and, if you are in bed, shakes your bed to get your attention whenever your cell phone rings. You can see this cool cell-phone ring alerter here.