Kitchen Timers For The Elderly
Kitchen timers for the elderly should be portable and LOUD for the hearing impaired!
Just because Grandma is hard of hearing doesn’t mean that you don’t want her in the kitchen mixing up her famous cookies. That’s why a kitchen timer for the hearing impaired is a great gift for that senior citizen. These kitchen timers ring loud and long, depending on which one you’ve gotten for her.
The kitchen timers on this page can, of course, be used anywhere a time reminder is needed – such as the next dose of medications or when to leave for a doctor’s appointment. Just set a timer for how long you want it to go (ex, 4 hours) and forget it until it beeps, flashes a light, or vibrates.
Loud Kitchen Timers
These timers are noted as being amongst the loudest of the loud. Even those hard of hearing should be able to hear these blaring kitchen timers.
KitGeneral Tools & Instruments TI150 3-in-1 Timer for the Visually and Hearing ImpairedPolder TMR-2125 Buzz and Beep Digital Timer, WhiteSper Scientific 810040 Compact Visual and Audible Alarm TimerUigos Digital Kitchen Timer II 2.0 , Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Backing, Stand, for Cooking BakingWrenwane Digital Kitchen Timer, Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Backing, Stand, White
Old-Style Kitchen Timers
Below, you’ll find old-style timers for those with hearing loss. These kitchen timers have extra loud, extra long ring so, if your senior citizen’s hearing loss is not profound, these timers might work. And, this type of timer might be easier for an elderly loved one to use as chances are good he or she used one in their youth.
The drawback to this type of kitchen timer though is that it can only be set for 1 hour. Also, please note that some reviewers of these clocks state that they will not time for short periods, like 5 minutes. The trick to setting these is to go past 55 minutes and then back it up to 5 minutes or whatever. I bought the Tactile Low Vision timer below for my Mom, and it worked perfectly fine. She could also easily see the time left to go.