Remember how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re presently living in a “golden age” of technology, and the development of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Today, lots of hearing aid models have the ability to connect directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so others around you will feel more comfortable and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
While these technological properties are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too complicated and often don’t activate them. This could be an expensive mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Provides Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a significant number of people over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? Even with hearing aids, this can be difficult. Luckily, this life threatening hazard is already being minimized by new technology.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being developed every year. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This will allow you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. It works in essentially exactly like connecting your phone to any other smart technology. But connecting your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to enhancing safety, there is great entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to multiple devices in your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are turning up in a lot more homes. The advantage of these doorbells is that they offer video and audio capabilities.
The great news for people who have hearing aids and have smart home devices is that it’s one more device your hearing aid can sync to. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio straight into your ear.
Why is it Worthwhile to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these functions up to work with your hearing aid, and that deters many people from making use of them. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable life, you need to realize that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? When you buy your hearing aids, we can show you exactly how to set them up. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you get home, most hearing aids have abundant online resources to help you navigate the set-up process.
To sum up, if you’ve purchased a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?
Older hearing aid designs don’t have as many connectivity possibilities. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. Improve your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.