The Fire Alarm for People with Hearing Difficulties

Report Date: March 2010

NRIFD performed this investigation to meet the challenge of developing fire alarm and notification systems for people with hearing difficulties. It was determined that an alarm sound with a wide bandwidth, like an electromagnetic buzzer or a sweep, is more advantageous for the senior person.


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  • National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster

    The research and development division undertakes research for supporting firefighting and disaster prevention activities by placing particular emphasis on such research themes as are demanding immediate attention or are desired strongly by society. The following five laboratories are organized for the purpose.

    • Large-Scale Fire Lab
    • Hazardous Materials Lab
    • Hazmat Facility Lab
    • Earthquake and Natural Disaster Lab
    • Special Disaster Lab

Kozeki, Daisuke and Hiroyuki Tamura. The Fire Alarm for People with Hearing Difficulties. Tokyo, Japan: Report of National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, No. 108, p. 36, 2010. Print.

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