Alternative Alert Apps

There is a huge range of alternative alert applications (apps) available for smartphones and tablet devices. These apps translate audible alerts into visual or vibrartion alerts, which can be very helpful for someone with a hearing impairment. Your phone may already have some alternative alerts built into its operating system, but there are also a number of these apps available to download. Due to the sheer number of alternative alert apps available, it is not possible for Assist Ireland to list all of these apps as individual products in this section.

We recommend searching the Apple Apps Store or Android Apps Store to browse the apps available, and if necessary or possible, speak with an occupational therapist or speech and language therapist for advice on what apps might be suitable for you.

If you are new to this technology and would like to know more about smartphones and apps and how they can help you, we have an Information Sheet Apps for People with Disabilities and Older People which explains what they are and what they can do. There is a section within this document entitled Alternative Alert Apps that gives examples of some of these apps.

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