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The City of Granite Shoals
2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
Ph: 830-598-2424
Are there smoke detectors for the hearing impaired?
People who are hard-of-hearing also need the protection that smoke detectors provide. Smoke detectors for the hearing impaired are smoke detectors that have a strong strobe light attached to the circuitry. When the smoke detector senses the smoke, the strobe light begins blinking.

If you are installing one of these smoke detectors, follow the instructions on where to locate this detector. You might want to install the smoke detector inside the appropriate bedroom, rather than in the hallway, so that the light will be stronger when anyone is at their most vulnerable: when they are asleep. Also, you might need more than one hearing-impaired smoke detector for the home.

Remember, too, that you'll need a hearing-impaired smoke detector when you are sleeping away from home. Hotels and motels usually have hearing-impaired smoke detectors available upon request.

Smoke Detectors

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1. How many smoke detectors do I need?
2. Should I use battery or electric smoke detectors?
3. Why is my smoke detector chirping?
4. How do I test my smoke detector?
5. Are there smoke detectors for the hearing impaired?
6. I have frequent false alarms, what should I do?