Don’t see that anyone has ever posted on this - so, oh, boy!, I can be the first.
I got a new computer and since I wanted a very powerful one, I got a desktop, which might have a better sound system than any of my previous laptops.
What I’ve never noticed or remember with my previous laptops is that when I turn this computer on, as soon as I press the power button, there are in short succession two very rapid high-frequency beeps. If I’m wearing my HA’s, these are very loud. If I’m not wearing my HA’s, I can’t hear the beeps at all.
The BIOS beeps are to signal to the user that the BIOS is A-OK during the initial phase of computer startup. Depending on your computer make and model, there can be as many as a dozen or so different BIOS beep patterns to audibly signal to you that something specific is wrong with the current setup/performance of your computer as it boots or otherwise everything is A-OK.
Theoretically, there should be an option in the BIOS to change the beep frequency (pretty stupid if there is not - and there probably is not, I’d bet). So the point of the post is to note that computer OEM’s should be more aware of hearing impaired needs and maybe as the occasion permits we can all dun our computer, tablet, and phone manufacturers to allow the tone of BIOS/OS, etc., notification beeps to be adjusted. I haven’t looked in my Dell computer BIOS yet to see what could be done - but the with and without HA difference is just so striking.