Thursday, October 27, 2016
Before I got Douglas from the International Hearing Dog Institute I would rely on certain alarms for deaf people to wake me up. I am profound deaf with a 90 percent hearing loss. So there's no way I am going to hear a regular alarm clock going off.
Usually I would use the flashing light together with the bed shaker vibrator. Using both did wake me up but there was one problem. The bed vibrator would stop working after 2 years. Then I would go and buy another one, and that would break too after a period of time.
I was tired of having to buy one alarm clock after another just to find out they didn't work for long. And these special alarm clocks were expensive. Now I have my hearing dog that is trained to wake me up when a regular alarm clock goes off. He was trained to respond when it either beeps or plays music.
He is the most reliable one I can depend on to get me up each morning.