Re: Need TIMER information
Actually, manufacturers have been listening for a very long time. You are just looking at the wrong manufactures. There are a multitude of manufactures out there that make products for the hearing impaired. I know, as I am one of their customers.
Timers are available with visual (flashing light) or physical (vibrator) alarms.
You just need to know where to look.
Ford M. Royer, MT(ASCP)
Analytical Instruments, Inc.
1200 Mendelssohn Ave, Ste. 50
Minneapolis, MN 55427
(800) 565-1895, Ext. 17
Vinnie Della Speranza wrote:
> If this is correct, this is MOST unfortunate. Manufacturers and distributors, are you listening??
> years ago I had a hearing impaired histotech who could only do stains with a timer that gave a distinct VISUAL cue to enable her to know the time had elapsed. The fancy electronic timers with distinctive tones will simply NOT be useful for handicapped individuals.
> Vinnie Della Speranza
> Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
> Medical University of South Carolina
> 165 Ashley Avenue Suite 309
> Charleston, SC 29425
> Ph: 843-792-6353
> fax: 843-792-8974
> >>> "Weems, Joyce" 11/02/01 08:33AM >>>
> I am told they are not manufactured any more. :>
> Joyce Weems
> Pathology Manager
> Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lee & Peggy Wenk [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 5:18 AM
> To: Histonet
> Subject: Need TIMER information
> Histonetters and Vendors -
> I need help finding the type of lab timers we like to use.
> Can't seem to find them in any catalog.
> They are a tan/gray, that wind up in the back.
> It is NOT electronic. It is NOT an egg timer
> type from then kitchen.
> There are two "hands", the longer one for the
> 1 minute interval, the shorter one for the 10
> minute interval.
> It could be set for anywhere from 15 seconds to
> 120 minutes by turning the two hands around
> and around the face of the "dial".
> There is a handle on the right side in back, which
> is pulled down to set the timer. It makes a loud
> obnoxious ringing sounding when time is up.
> There are no makings on the timers to indicate
> who makes them, or the name of this item, or an
> item number.
> And I can't seem to find them in my catalogs.
> And yet I ordered some about 5 years ago from
> a histology catalog. Hopefully, they are still being
> made, and the problem is that I just haven't
> opened the right catalog yet.
> Any and all help from this group is, as always,
> Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
> William Beaumont Hospital
> Royal Oak, MI 48073
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