Remember how the exciting new future technology was going to take society into the “world of tomorrow”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the capability of connecting to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that many contemporary hearing aid models come with. This permits you to hear these devices better and also creates a more pleasant environment for individuals around you who are too polite to tell you to lower the volume on the TV.
While these technological attributes are ideal for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too difficult and often don’t activate them. This could be a costly mistake.
Add Another Level of Security With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people aged 50 or older can’t hear their smoke detector. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can at times be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening danger is already being minimized by new technology.
Every year, new devices are developed and released to the public. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home systems. This means you’ll hear the alarm from anywhere in your home. The technical process is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. One difference, however, is that when you link up your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
In addition to enhancing safety, there is excellent entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to numerous devices in your house, but the current movement in smart home technology is outside your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. The advantage of these doorbells is that they feature audio and video features.
That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s good news. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why is it Important to Make Sure 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 making use of them. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable life, you need to understand 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 teach you exactly how to set them up. 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 losing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you fail to take a few minutes to get them set up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
If you have older hearing aids they probably don’t have very good connectivity options. Additionally, there are numerous technical improvements that are made every year to sharpen the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having trouble with hearing in particular settings or want to check out some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.