The Cochlear Implant Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital is happy to provide additional internet and assistive device resources for our families.
Amplified Alarm Clock – These alarm clocks have adjustable volumes and can produce a louder alarm than typical alarm clocks.
Vibrating Alarm Clock – This alarm clock has a portion that can be placed under your pillow to vibrate instead of producing an audible alarm.
Vibrating Alarm Watch – This is a wrist-watch that can be set to vibrate and flash as an alarm.
Alerting Systems – These systems can be hooked up to a doorbell/telephone/alarm clock to cause a lamp/strobe light to flash when the doorbell/telephone/alarm clock sounds.
Amplified Telephones – These telephones are typically available with adjustable volume controls and can produce a louder output than most telephones. There are state funded programs in Illinois and Missouri that may provide these.
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TTY/TDD) – Telephone system that allows you to type e-messages back and forth instead of talking and listening. There are state funded programs in Illinois and Missouri that may provide these.
Telecommunications Relay Services – Special operator that types whatever you say so that the person you are calling can read your words on his or her TTY/TDD display. The speech/hearing impaired person can type their message back to you and the Relay operator will read this aloud to you. To find the relay operator’s service number for your area go to www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/trs_by_state.html
FM Systems – An FM system consists of a microphone that the teacher wears and a receiver that the child wears. There will be specific receivers that go with each cochlear implant device and hearing aid. A specific recommendation on the type of FM system that is best for your child will be made by your audiologist once your child enters school.
The above devices/systems can be ordered and fit by St. Louis Children's Hospital audiologists. Please contact them with inquiries or concerns at your next appointment or call them at 314.454.2201.