Remember how the exciting new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Today, lots of hearing aid models have the ability to connect directly to your smartphone, computer, or TV. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t need to ask you to turn down the volume.
While these technological features are ideal for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too complicated and frequently don’t set them up. This could be an expensive mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Adds Another Level of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can sometimes be challenging even with a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening danger is already being reduced by new technology.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being manufactured each year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm from everywhere in your home. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. The only difference is when you link up your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to improving safety, there is excellent entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to numerous devices in your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are showing up in a lot more homes. These kinds of doorbells provide the additional advantage of a video and an audio feed.
The great news for hearing aid wearers with smart home devices is that it’s another device your hearing aid can connect to. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio straight to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
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. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable life, you need to recognize 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 missing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you fail to take a few minutes to get them set up.
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
If you have older hearing aids they most likely don’t have very good connectivity options. Additionally, there are many technical enhancements that are made each year to improve the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. Improve your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.