The Hearing Rescue goes around a hearing-impaired person's wrist while they sleep and vibrates the user awake if it detects an alarm going off

Hearing-impaired individuals who use hearing aids don’t keep the devices when they sleep. This means they can’t hear the sound of an alarm going off while they catch their Zzz’s. To assist with this issue, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the Deaf Association in Bangkok created Hearing Rescue, a hearing aid that doubles as a bracelet.

The user simply wraps the device around their wrist before they go to sleep and it switches into night mode. The device detects the sound patterns made by sirens, fire alarms and barking dogs. If the device detects any of these, it vibrates to wake up the user so they can put their hearing aid in and deal with the situation.

The Hearing Rescue is available to preorder online at $200 a pop.

Hearing Rescue

Hearing-impaired individuals who use hearing aids don’t keep the devices when they sleep. This means they can’t hear the sound of an alarm going off while they catch their Zzz’s. To assist with this issue, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the Deaf Association in Bangkok created Hearing Rescue, a hearing aid that doubles as a bracelet.

The user simply wraps the device around their wrist before they go to sleep and it switches into night mode. The device detects the sound patterns made by sirens, fire alarms and barking dogs. If the device detects any of these, it vibrates to wake up the user so they can put their hearing aid in and deal with the situation.