Recall how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that many contemporary hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so people around you will feel more comfortable and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of entertainment, these functions are great, but lots of users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too difficult. However, this could end up being an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Brings Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in your home?? This can sometimes be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Luckily, this life threatening danger is already being reduced by new technology.
Every year, new devices are manufactured and made available to the public. Smart home systems normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This will enable you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your house. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. But connecting your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
In addition to improving safety, there is excellent entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to multiple devices in your home, but the current movement in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are turning up in more and more homes. These kinds of doorbells offer the added benefit of a video and an audio feed.
The good thing for people who have hearing aids and have smart home technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can connect to. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why is it Worthwhile to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many individuals from using them. However, it’s worthwhile to understand that connecting your hearing aid to smart technology in your home can make your life safer, more relaxed, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can show you how to use these features when you purchase your hearing aid. Even if you’re still not sure after you get home, the internet is a great resource for set-up help.
In short, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
Older hearing aid designs are missing a number of connectivity possibilities. Additionally, there are numerous technical enhancements that are made each year to sharpen the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. Improve your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.