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Old 05-11-2009, 08:51 PM   #1
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Tire Pressure Monitors - visual alarms

I want to buy a TPMS, but I have severe high frequency hearing loss (even with hearing aids). I hear lower frequencies ok. I do not think I will be able to hear the alarm on any unit I buy. My DW hears ok, but she usually has headphones on listening to an audio book. I am wanting a TPMS where the visual alarm will get my attention. From the pictures, it looked like the Doran might come the closest. Any thoughts from users of any brand would be appreciated.
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Yes, the Doran unit will accomplish the visual alarms, however if the unit is not in your line of sight it may not catch your attention.
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The TST has a blinking red light on the receiver in addition to irritating beeping.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:30 AM   #4
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I want to buy a TPMS, but I have severe high frequency hearing loss (even with hearing aids). I hear lower frequencies ok. I do not think I will be able to hear the alarm on any unit I buy. My DW hears ok, but she usually has headphones on listening to an audio book. I am wanting a TPMS where the visual alarm will get my attention. From the pictures, it looked like the Doran might come the closest. Any thoughts from users of any brand would be appreciated.
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the TST system that i have has a medium frequency beeping alarm loud enough to wake me up when i am sleeping in the bedroom. i worked in the aircraft maintenance industry for 40+ years and my hearing is not the best either. it also has a red light on the display panel.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:40 PM   #5
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The Tire Sentry has both an audio and visual alarm system. As with previous comments on placement of the Dorian Monitor, if it is not in your line of site, you might miss it. Another idea is to contact the manufacturers and ask if there is any way the audio alarm can be modified to meet your needs.
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SmarTire also has both blinking red bar light (on the SmarTire standard display) and audible. It also flashes a graphic of the tire in trouble alternating with what the trouble is. It is small enough (1" x 2") to mount right in front of your speedometer if that helps w/ line of sight.
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I tried the TST system and it worked fine except I could not hear the alarm (my problem). My DW could hear it fine, but when we travel she usually has earphones on listening to audio books. Dan at TST allowed me to return it and I sent it UPS a couple of days ago. They are nice people at TST.
If anyone has heard alarms from more that one system and one is lower frequency than others, I would appreciate knowing it. I will probably have the same problem with any system. That is why I am asking about the visual alarms and will have to mount it in my line of sight.
TST seemed to work fine and had a lot of features for the money, but I will probably end with either the Dorian or the Pressure Pro.
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