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Sun Apr 10, 2016, 06:11 PM

Seeking loud, pulsating, mid-tone alarm clock

I'm not ready for a shake one because cats are constantly on and off the bed and I wouldn't notice it, and the light ones don't do much for me either.

I find mixed review of different ones online so was wondering if anyone here had recommendations. Thank you.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 06:37 PM

1. I used to use alarm clocks as backup to phone, but I've grown to trust my phone.

Surely, there is some app which will work.

Good luck.

BTW: Started watching this group as hearing is becoming a concern.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 07:02 PM

4. As we age, more of us are having hearing issues.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 06:44 PM

2. maybe use a timer to turn on the lights?

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 10, 2016, 07:01 PM

3. We've half shades, room is sort of light already. There are shakers and ones that flash lights, but

since I can sort of hear, prefer something with a loud tone.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 10:07 AM

5. I used the SB1000 at the link

http://www.sonicalert.com/Alarm-Clocks-s/1819.htm

I haven't used an alarm in a while but I always had to darken the room as much as possible for contrast with the flashing lights, and the shaker under the pillow (not the mattress) helped.

Also, this clock is LOUD!

On edit: it has a volume control dial

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Response to Rebkeh (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:45 AM

6. And it looks like it's a travel clock? Portable? Thanks for the recommendation

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 01:29 PM

7. I think there's a place for batteries,

now that you mention it. Mine had a cord too though. I remember some of my Deaf/Hard of Hearing friends had travel clocks, sonic style, so give that site a look through if that's what you're looking for. There are other sites for devices and the like for D/HH people, I'm sure a Google search would turn them up.

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Response to Rebkeh (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 11:49 AM

8. I bought one and tried it. Here's my review and what I'm trying next, house phone wakeup calls

I like the size and having a travel clock as well as the battery for when we lose power. The alarm is good and loud, pulsates slowly then faster, and it vibrates well.

With my aids out, the alarm is too high pitched to hear. I made the mistake the first time of having it on the bed by me and my pillow damper the vibration. I put it on my bedside table for trial #2 and the rattling vibration some me and scared the cat that sleeps by me. Note to self, make sure its leash is securely attached to a heavy object so it doesn't fall off the table while vibrating.

I will use it for travel and will continue to try it at home a few more times, especially the vibration mode.

I've a landline and the phone has woken me up recently, falling into the range I can hear. Researching online call services led me to several sites and one that reviewed a few of them. Prices range from free to $5/month. These are the 2 I tried.

https://wakerupper.com
5 cents a minute and they were accurate and easy to use their site. I signed up and have an account so can track my calls as well as set up more. The first 3 calls to a number are free and they give $.50 credit when you sign up. You pay in increments of $5, which is good for 90 days. $5 worth should last me a full 90 days.


https://www.wakeupdialer.com
This one is free, but I can't make it work properly. The first time it rang through 2 times, when i answered it said a short phrase in German. I tried to set up another call, and it won't let me. There is no account needed or tracking ability. I'm not impressed.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 03:49 PM

9. How about an alarm clock radio?

That way, you can set the volume as high as you need and tune it to the kind of station that works best to wake you up.

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Response to uppityperson (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 02:52 PM

10. I use a clock radio--turned up at full volume. If I manage not to hear it, my 4 cats will smack me

around a bit, because they hate it and want me to turn it off.

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