Recall how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re currently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the development of hearing aids is a significant part of it.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that many modern hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so people around you will feel more comfortable and won’t need to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of entertainment, these features are very good, but many users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too difficult. This could be a costly mistake.
Create Another Layer of Safety With Enhanced Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of individuals aged 50 or older are not able to hear their smoke alarms. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be difficult. Fortunately, new technology is presently reducing this life-threatening danger.
Every year, new devices are manufactured and released to the public. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This will allow you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your house. It works in basically the same way as streaming your phone to any other smart technology. The only difference is 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 improving safety, there is great entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected 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 audio and video features.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s good news. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio directly to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door immediately.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
Many people fail to use these features because they take a little time and effort to set up. Still, it’s important 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 features when you buy your hearing aid. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you get home, most hearing aids have ample online resources to help you understand the set-up process.
To sum up, 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?
If you have older hearing aids they likely don’t have very good connectivity options. Additionally, there are numerous technical enhancements that are made each year to sharpen the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having problems with hearing in specific settings or want to explore some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.