The Best Alarm Clocks for the Hearing Impaired – Compared

The best alarm clocks for the hearing impaired are limited to a handful. Comparing them……not easy because of how each manufacturer chose to showcase their product. There were however similarities across the models compared.

The hearing impaired use special alarm clocks as an assistive device to help improve their functional capabilities to enhance their lifestyle and they make up one of several gifts available for the hearing impaired.

This article reviews and compares the best alarm clocks for the hearing impaired using similar criteria for 6 top rated brands  – SONIC (Bomb and Alert), MESQUOOL, ROXICOSLY and BELMON & SYMFON. and PEMOTECH.

Only the most popular models with ratings of 4+ stars were selected for comparison.

Common Features of the Best Alarm Clocks for the Hearing Impaired

Many seniors with hearing impairment due to aging many desire to enhance their quality of life by remaining independent and functional.

Waking up in a timely manner for that doctor’s appointment can sometimes be a daunting task for them, and of course regular alarm clocks really are not much use!

Specialty alarm clocks for the hearing impaired or deaf are the solution. Each of the brands considered had some common features :

ROACOM 5 Dimmer Alarm Clock Illustration - The Best Alarm Clock for the Hearing Impaired
ROACOM 5 Dimmer Alarm Clock Illustration
  • Digital display
  • Corded electric
  • Vibrating alarm
  • Dual alarms
  • 3 wake up modes – alarm, vibration or both
  • A vibrator or bed shaker that can be put under the pillow or mattress depending on the length of the cord
  • 5-level or progressive dimmer
  • 12-24 Hour format
  • Daylight Savings Time

Things You Must Note Before You Buy Any of the Best Alarm Clocks for the Hearing Impaired

Because information provided by manufacturers is inconsistent, comparing products at first glance can be misleading. It is sometimes like comparing “apples” to “oranges”, creating a poor experience in the selection process.

Two things that can create confusion for you are”

  1. PRODUCT DIMENSION: Sometimes this is used interchangeably with PARCEL DIMENSION by some manufacturers. The product dimensions are the actual size of the product, while the parcel dimensions are the size of the shipped package. The parcel dimensions are ALWAYS bigger than the action product size!
  2. MEASUREMENT METRICS: Some manufacturers will use inches, centimeters, kilograms, grams, pounds for product or parcel dimensions. This means that in many cases you will need a conversion calculator in order to compare. You probably do not have time for that!

The good news is that we have taken all these inconsistencies into consideration in all our comparisons – so you can truly rest assured that you are comparing “apples to apples”

Product Comparisons

1. SONIC BOMB Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker for Heavy Sleepers, Visually Impaired or Deaf

NameSONIC BOMB Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker
Color4 colors for the hearing impaired – Blue, Black, Red and Pink
ShapeRound
MountingTable Top
Dimensions Not provided
Weight (gm)712 g
Power Corded Electrical with battery backup; Batteries not required
Special Features12V Bed Shaker; Super Loud Alarm of 113dB and flashing lights; Snooze is 1-30minutes; Sturdy Vibrator cord; Sonic Alert; 1 year Warranty
Current Review RatingCheck
CommentsHighly rated – Top Performing
Sonic Bomb Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker for Heavy Sleepers, Visually Impaired or Deaf

2. MESQUOOL Extra Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers, Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker for Deaf Hearing Impaired Seniors

NameMESQUOOL Extra Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers, Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker for Deaf & Hearing Impaired Seniors
Color4 colors for the hearing impaired – Blue, Blue Pro, White, and White Digits
ShapeRectangular, 7″ LED
MountingPlug in
Dimensions 10.16 x 3.81 x 2.54″ (note: in inches)
Weight (gm)197 g
Power Corded Electrical; 2- AAA batteries required – Not included
Special FeaturesUSB charging Port and Plug; Power cord is slightly above 6′. Snooze is 9 minutes; Sturdy Vibrator cord; 18 months Warranty
Current Review RatingCheck
CommentsRated
MESQUOOL Extra Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker for Heavy Sleepers

3. ROXICOSLY Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers, Digital Clock with Bed Shaker for Hearing Impaired & Deaf

NameROXICOSLY Extra Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers, Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker for Deaf, & Hearing Impaired Seniors
Color4 colors for the hearing impaired – Blue, Blue Pro, White, and White Digits
ShapeRectangular, 7.5″ LED
MountingPlug in Table top clock
Dimensions 9.4 x 9.4 x2.79″ (note: in inches)
Weight (gm)154.22 g
Power Corded Electrical; 2- AAA batteries required – Not included
Special FeaturesPlug in Clock with Battery Backup and USB Charger, 4 volume levels, Snooze is 9 minutes; 2 back holders to avoid the desk clock from falling down. 18 months Warranty
Current Review RatingCheck
CommentsHighly rated – Top Performing
ROXICOSLY Extra Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers Deaf, & Hearing Impaired Seniors

4. BELLMAN & SYMFON Vibio Bluetooth Wireless Bed Shaker | Wake Up Alarms, Vibrating Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers Deaf Alarm Clock

NameBELLMAN & SYMFON Vibio Bluetooth Wireless Bed Shaker, Vibrating Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers, Deaf Alarm Clock
ColorWhite
Shape / DisplayRound / Digital
MountingFree standing
Dimensions (cm)9.4W x 2.8H (note: in cm)
Weight (gm)154.22 gm
Power2 AA batteries – not included;
Special FeaturesSilent Alarm Clock with 2 Powerful Vibration Strengths – Soft, Medium and Strong. Vibio is a great heavy sleeper alarm clock that wakes you up in a silent way. Vibration Alarm for Cell Phone Calls and Messages; Connects to cell phone via Bluetooth. Vibio can also alert with LED lights when there are incoming calls or text messages. Multiple Alarm Settings; Rechargeable and long lasting power – It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge and it can last up to 10 days.
Present Review RatingCheck
Comments Easy set-up
Bellman & Symfon Vibio Bluetooth Wireless Bed Shaker Alarm

5. ROCAM Extra Loud Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker 7.5″ Large LED Display with 5 Brightness Dimmer Vibrating Dual Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers, Hard of Hearing, Deaf

NameROCAM Extra Loud Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker 7.5″ Large LED Display with 5 Brightness Dimmer Vibrating Dual Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers, Hard of Hearing, Deaf
ColorBlack with Blue, Multil or White display
DisplayRectangular, 7.5″ LED
MountingTable top
Dimensions ‎17.2 x 3 x 8.28 cm (note: in cm)
Weight 420 gm
Power2 AAA batteries – not included; Electrical
Special FeaturesSuper loud alarm clock has 4-level adjustable volume (up to 110dB); Snooze, Alarm Off/ Pause; Dual Alarm Clock & USB Port & Battery Backup; Digital Clock has Full Range Dimmer ; 2 pivots at the bottom to enhance the balance of the product; the back plane is a non-slip design; Snooze is 9 minutes
Present Review RatingCheck
CommentsHighly rated; Very Popular
ROCAM Extra Loud Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker for Heavy Sleepers, Hard of Hearing & Deaf

Conclusion – What are Assistive Devices for Hearing Impaired People?

Comparing the best alarm clocks for the hearing impaired becomes less daunting only when you use the same features and measurements. This cuts down the time it takes to make a decision about which product to buy which is what this article has done.

If you found value in this article, kindly leave us a comment. Let us know the model you selected.

References

American Foundation for the Blind. Technology Resources for People with Vision Loss https://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/using-technology

Microsoft News (2019) 7 smart tech developments for people who are blind or have low vision https://news.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2019/08/08/smart-tech-blind-low-vision/

6 thoughts on “The Best Alarm Clocks for the Hearing Impaired – Compared”

  1. Hi Ceci, My husband is partially deaf or should I say, he can hear when he wants to, hahaha.
    He damaged his hearing while working with heavy metals without protection.

    He prefers the alarm with the sound, and not with a mono-tone sound, it has to have a tune.
    There are certain frequencies he cannot hear and others as clear as day. Therefore an alarm with the right frequencies will be good for him.

    On the other hand, I would prefer the vibration-only model. I don’t need sound to wake me up, vibration-only will be perfect.

    Thank you for a very informative article. It brought clarity and we decided to gracefully agree to disagree.
    Your description of both made it easy to choose.
    Kind regards
    Estelle

    Reply
    • Hi Estelle,

      So sorry to learn about your husband’s impaired hearing. I am so glad that the article was informative enough to allow you and your husband to identify your different preferences. That is the goal of the Metamorphosis Hub – to allow seniors make informed decisions from the articles written.

      Ceci

      Reply
  2. Thank you for this, helpful blog post. I mean people who can’t hear, have it especially hard during the waking-up process, so if there is a solution for them, let’s support it, right? I see that the bed shaking works as an alternative to a sound alarm, I am just wondering if this is sufficient. Is this the only option or do these products offer other solutions? I know, it must be hard to create a product that is going to help deaf people in this sense, just wondering…Thanks in advance. I am really grateful for your helping content

    Reply
    • The bed shakers are pretty efficient and that is why they are quite popular. You will be surprised how loud these special alarm clocks are!! Keep in mind that they are designed for the hearing impaired.

      Ceci

      Reply
  3. Hi Ceci,

    great informative and helpful review about the best alarm clocks for the hearing impaired and heavy sleepers. All of these seem to do an excellent job but for some reason, the Vibio Bluetooth wireless bed shaker caught my attention more that the others. Maybe because it is convenient to use with a smartphone?! It seems super easy to use and like the fact that it can alert you with led lights when you get incoming calls. That’s a cool feature!

    Reply
    • Hi Anne-Caroline,
      Yes, these are all really nice functional phones for the hearing impaired. It is totally understandable why you love the Vibio Bluetooth wireless bed shaker. The convenience of use with your smartphone and other features such as the red alerting light make this phone one that is generally more favored by seniors than the elderly because of the technology.

      Regards, Ceci

      Reply

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