Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Safer Sleep for Deaf Thanks to Subsidy

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Safer Sleep for Deaf Thanks to Subsidy

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You can apply to the Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme if you:

Are deaf or hearing impaired

Have a current Pensioner Concession Card

Are a resident of Queensland

Have not previously received a smoke alarm under the Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme

Visit www.deaf servicesqld.org.au for more information.

Jim Alouat

jim.alouat@news-mail.com.au

BUNDABERG'S deaf and hearing impaired people can sleep more soundly thanks to a Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme.

The scheme enables deaf and hearing impaired people who hold a current Pensioner Concession Card to pay only $50 for specially designed smoke alarms which can usually cost more than $400.

Regular alarms wake occupants of a house or unit by emitting a piercing shriek and are relatively cheap to buy.

But the smoke alarm which serves the purpose for hearing impaired or deaf people instead has vibration pads and a flashing light.

Bundaberg resident Gordon Horrocks said the ability to access affordable smoke detectors in his home was paramount to his safety. …

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