Also indispensable for a functioning communication: good listening. Hearing aid acousticians report progress through tiny devices. Digital technology also makes it possible to better distinguish between speech and ambient noise.
Small aids - great effect
From stockings (pants) pullers to non-slip illuminated bedside tables, there are countless small and affordable helpers. Here are some examples:
- Screw or bottle caps, bottle caps and cans are easier to crack with extra-large handle attachments made of non-slip material.
- Button aids use a loop to push the button through the hole.
- About too slim cutlery handles can put rubber pad.
- With diminishing eyesight, retailers keep magnifying glasses in all sizes at their fingertips - as well as talking clocks and scales that announce time and weight.
- There are hairbrushes with an extra-long, angled handle, if the lifting of the arms causes problems. Sweeping aids, where the hand brush and dustpan are mounted at right angles to a waist-high handle, avoid stooping.
And also in the pharmacy there are practical aids:
- In addition to the well-known tablet sorter with compartments for every day of the week, pill boxes now even remind of the time of their ingestion through noises.
- Acoustic droppers help with the dosing of liquid drugs.
- Visually impaired people can get blood pressure and blood sugar from measuring devices.
- And also thermometers have learned to speak.