Recall how the fascinating new future technology was going to take civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Having the capability of connecting to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that many modern hearing aid models come with. This allows you to hear these devices better and also creates a more pleasant environment for those around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
For the purpose of recreation, these functions are great, but lots of users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too complicated. However, this could wind up being an expensive mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Brings Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of people aged 50 or older can’t hear their smoke alarms. Do you have any rooms in the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be challenging even with a hearing aid. Luckily, this life threatening danger is already being reduced by new technology.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being developed every year. Smart home systems usually come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This will permit you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. But connecting your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home gives you more than simply a safety factor, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, particularly at your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become common among homeowners. The advantage of these doorbells is that they feature video and audio capabilities.
That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s great news. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would send audio directly into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
Many people fail to use these functions because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. Still, it’s worthwhile to realize that connecting your hearing aid to smart technology in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can show you how to use these functions 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.
So to be direct, you’re missing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you don’t take a few minutes to get them set up.
When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid designs are missing a number of connectivity options. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. If you’re having problems with hearing in certain settings or want to experience some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.