All the Buzz about Portable Alarm Clocks

Individuals with hearing loss may have difficulty waking up to auditory alarms generated by traditional alarm clocks.  The travelTim (left) and the Serene VA3 (right) are two new portable alarm clocks that are generating a lot of buzz for a number of good reasons. First, both alarm clocks are compact, making them portable and ideal for travel.  Second, the travelTim and Serene VA3 offer not only a loud audible alarm, but the ability to choose from the following three settings: 1) audible alarm with flashing light and vibration, 2) vibration only, or 3) audible alarm with flashing light. When in vibration mode, the actual clock vibrates; when placed under the pillow, the clock vibration is strong enough to wake even a heavy sleeper. Third, each portable clock offers a 3.5 mm auxiliary output jack for an optional vibrating pillow shaker.  Finally, the alarm clocks are relatively inexpensive.  Even if you have normal hearing, not a bad gift for college students or other heavy sleepers who occasionally sleep through the morning alarm!

About AU Bankaitis

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD is a clinical Audiologist with extensive clinical, research, and business experience within the hearing industry. Dr. Bankaitis created this blog to educate her colleagues on viable product solutions for their patients and/or clinical practice.
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