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Technology Save My Life Essay

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"Smoke alarms save lives. But, those who are deaf or hard of hearing cannot depend on the sound of regular alarm to alert them of a fire. There are now a variety of smoke alarms on the market that combine sound, vibration, and strobe lights to alert those with limited hearing in case there is a fire in the house." From NFPA Fact Sheet.Fire alarms that flash and vibrate are important in saving lives, especially for the hearing impaired. Our lives depend on this device, without it we are at risk. The flashing lights and vibrations alert me in every room of my house. That is why it is very important for us to have these devices in our homes.Even though my children ...view middle of the document...

the vibrating fire alarms is good when we are sleeping. If we do not see the flashing lights, the vibrations shake the bed, not hard but enough to wake us up. The vibrating device goes under my pillow, which helps me wake up to alert me if a problem occurs.The fire alarms that flash and vibrate are very helpful for deaf people. It helps save their lives, when they live in a house on their own. It is a law for deaf people to have fire alarms that flash and vibrate. Suppose a couple has a hearing loss, how will they know if alarm goes off without hearing aids? That's why it is very important for them to have these devices in their homes.Fact & figures, why are deaf and hard of hearing people at risk? 19 of every 20 homes (95%) in the U.S. have a lease one smoke alarm. More than half of home fire death result from fires in 5% of homes with no smoke alarms. Almost half of all fatal fires start at night when people are asleep in a deep sleep. Decreased hearing may limit person's ability to take quick action and escape during a fire emergency. Depending on physical limiations, may of the actions and individual can take to protect themselves from the dangers of fire may require help from aretaker, neighbor, or outside source.I am very happy that I have that device like fire alarms with strobe lights and vibration. If I didn't have this in my home, I may not be alive at this time, or my family may be harmed. My husband and I am a deaf couple that is why it's most important to us, so we can prtect our children from harm caused by fire or carbon monoxide.

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